“One of the best Christmas devotionals I’ve read”
In ‘Love Came Down at Christmas’, Scottish Theologian Sinclair Ferguson walks readers through arguably some of the most well known and most beloved verses in all of Scripture, as he explores why love came down at Christmas in the person of Christ, and the difference this makes in our lives.
My expectations as I began reading the introduction were that the devotions would be based on traditional passages such as Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2, and maybe even Isaiah 9. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that 1 Corinthians 13 would be the focus of these Christmas meditations.
I thought Ferguson did an excellent job at taking such a famed passage, typically used at all kinds of celebratory events to evoke “warm and fuzzy” feelings, to instead use it to challenge the reader, utilising the passage to analysis of our spiritual lives.
Inside you’ll find twenty-four concise daily readings taken from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 that are full of pastoral warmth, wisdom and humour. Devotions conclude with a reflections from Ferguson & prayers from saints gone by.
Throughout, Ferguson provides momentary glimpses into his personal & family life with the occasional vignette, which provided levity in each reading.
I’ve had friends say to me that this is one of those devotionals you can read again and again, and come back to year after year, and I can understand why. Ferguson is gospel-centered, theological, communicates clearly as always, making this book a joy to read.
There’s not too much more I can say, but to grab a copy, get reading, and enjoy gazing upward to Heaven and meditating on why Jesus, the Saviour of the World came down at Christmas.
This book was sent to me by thegoodbookcompanyuk in exchange for an honest review.