More than 2000 years ago, God reset the world. Two teenagers, Mary and Joseph, took a journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem and set into motion the first Advent (literally translated as "coming") season in all of history. Advent looks a bit different to us today, often seeming more like the month of budget-busting consumerism before Christmas morning presents than it does a time of patience and reflection. But Advent can be a reset for us too—a graced season to take stock of our lives, to reorient our priorities, to repent and realign our story with the story of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In short, Advent offers us a chance to hit the Reset button and begin again afresh.
In Reset: Advent Devotions for the Whole Family, J.D. Walt follows Mary and Joseph on a journey through that first Advent season and into the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In reading this interpretation of the conversations that may have occurred between them as they walked along the road, families can begin to understand more deeply and intimately what it meant for the Lord to be "coming" then, as well as what it means for him to be "coming" now.
J.D. Walt serves as the "Sower-in-Chief" for Seedbed whose sole ambition is to "sow for a great awakening," by developing theological and ministry training resources for the local church. A sought after speaker and conference leader, a published author and songwriter, J.D. is also the voice of Seedbed's DailyText. He hails from Dumas, Arkansas and currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife and children.
*Church leaders interested in a free preview copy for possible congregational use can email jessie.green(at)seedbed.com.