Zondervan’s Devotions for Christmas: A Celebration to Bring You Joy and Peace is a lovely Christmas themed devotional. The book provides devotions from December 1 to December 31, and each can be completed and reflected upon in a few or several minutes. The book covers a variety of topics, such as family traditions and holiday memories, and the authors show how each topic relates to Jesus Christ and Scripture. Every devotion begins with a relevant Bible verse; for example, the December 20 devotion, “Christmas Stockings,” is based on Jeremiah 33:3.
Devotions for Christmas is the kind of book that would make a nice Christmas gift. Some pages are trimmed with snowflakes, and others are adorned with festive photographs. The pages are aesthetically appealing and fun to flip through. It is nice how the authors often start the devotions by asking questions, engaging the readers in the devotional content. Some readers may be intrigued by how the authors discuss modern-day things and compare them to Biblical accounts; for instance, the December 19 devotion, “Christmas Jammies,” talks about the Holderness family, who annually makes videos in their Christmas pajamas, and relates it to the story of Nicodemus, reminding readers that they are never too old to choose God and be born of the Holy Spirit.