Waiting Here for You: An Advent Journey of Hope

Waiting Here for You: An Advent Journey of Hope

by Louie Giglio


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It comes the same time every year.

Christmas. We have plenty of time to anticipate it, or in some cases...dread it. And, before we know it, it's gone as quickly as it came. What's it all for? Is there really hope for today in the story of a baby born so long ago? These questions and others are answered in the promises of Advent. Advent is simply a season of expectant waiting and preparation. Most often, the arrival of an event or a person is made all the more sweet by our anticipation. How could waiting and expectation change your Christmas season?

Join pastor and author Louie Giglio in an Advent journey to discover that waiting is not wasting when you're waiting on the Lord. Take hold of the chance to uncover the vast hope offered through the journey of Advent. In Waiting Here for You, readers will find peace and encouragement for their souls as anticipation leads toward celebration!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989850803
Publisher: Passion Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2014
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A passionate communicator and leader, Louie Giglio is the Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement, which includes the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Atlanta-based Passion City Church, EMI CMG label partner sixstepsrecords, and most recently Passion Publishing. The author of The Air I Breathe and I Am Not But I Know I AM, Louie is widely known for the Passion Talk Series DVD messages Indescribable and How Great Is Our God. As a communicator, Louie speaks for events throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

A native of Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia State University, Louie has done post-graduate work at Baylor University and holds a Master's Degree from Southwestern Seminary.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An incredible Advent devotional that takes you through the Christmas season. As we will soon be entering this period of the celebration of the birth of Jesus, this devotional helps us to realign our hearts towards God as we wait and draw near to Him.  This is an amazing resource for reflection, encouraging us to be still and to trust God. While it is so easy for things to get blurry during Christmas time, this book intentionally uses scripture, prayer, and meditation to awaken our hearts towards the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  Got to get one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book to read while journeying through the Advent season! There is so much to be said about how we wait. The world puts a negative connotation on waiting, and creates an urgency to move from one point to the next. Most of the time, we miss what the waiting is all about. However, we have an opportunity each year to anticipate and celebrate the coming of our Savior, Jesus. Unfortunately, we become consumed with shopping, wrapping presents, planning parties, and everything else that comes with the Christmas season.  We talk of efforts to “remember what it is all about”, but easily fall into our preparations! Pastor Louie Giglio walks us through the Advent season through daily reflection, meditation, and prayer in a way that beautifully celebrates Advent. This book is perfect for reading alone, reading with the family, or a small group. It sharpens, brings truth to each day, and points us to Jesus. This book is amazing and I highly recommend it! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are all waiting for something, whether it’s on a test result, an answer, a relationship - whatever the case may be, sometimes waiting is hard. It would be so easy for us to put whatever we are waiting for ahead of who we are in the present. This advent devotional serves so well in reminding us that who we are while waiting is just as important as what we are waiting for. God works in our wait, He is right there with us. With the approaching holiday season, it can be so easy to get caught up in planning, shopping, dreading- that we forget the big picture- Jesus. “Waiting Here For You” guides us through short scriptures, reflections, meditations, and prayers, to celebrate what God has done for us and what He has promised to do, because He is faithful and He is right there with us in the waiting. I highly recommend getting a copy- it’s a game changer!
booksandbeverages More than 1 year ago
“Christmas is about waiting and hoping in God. If we are willing to ask Him, God will give us the grace to slow the pace. And He will help us remember how loved we are and how faithful He is. If we wait expectantly for Him, God will lift our eyes and draw near to us. He will remind us that waiting is not wasting when we are waiting on the Lord.” Hope. It’s something I hang on tightly these days and it’s something I’m learning (or re-learning) more and more about during this Advent Season. This little book is not only an excellent study in that, but the perfect companion to the season. I have been a fan of Louie Giglio for a really long time. His preaching and communication of God’s Word has formed and shaped my faith in such incredible ways. He truly has a gift and I’m so thankful he continues to lead and teach God’s Word. I didn’t even realize he came out with a book for Advent (especially since The Comeback was just released as well), but I’m so glad it caught my eye. I think it’s such a fabulous devotional. Each day is short and sweet – they include verses, meditations and prayers and are the perfect way to start your day or gather your family together at night. More than ever the world needs to remember the hope that Christmas is and this is a great way to start! This will be packed away in my Christmas box when the season is over and come next year, I will dive in again! Do you have a favorite way to celebrate the season of Advent? (Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review) Originally posted at: http://booksandbeverages.org/2015/12/10/waiting-here-for-you-by-louie-giglio-book-review/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful reminder of the joy found in the coming and expectation of Christ. "Waiting Here for You" reminds us to wrap our heart around Christ during the Christmas season and not around the wanting of things, the parties, or even family and friends. Louie is able to unpack what it means to be waiting and not wasting while we do. Each day is filled with different scriptures, teachings, meditations and prayers that are helpful reminders for us to keep focused on the true reason of why Jesus came to Earth. If able I would encourage you to not only get one for yourself but also for a family member and/or friend. A journey is always best enjoyed with the ones we love and care about. I look forward to digging into this little but powerful gem year after year to see what God has in store for me. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a time where waiting is so prevalent, this book intersects us in the midst of the holiday season to remind us that Jesus is all that we need and that He is the highest and the most honorable. Through reflection, mediation, and prayer, this advent journey brings into focus so clearly the love, intentionality, and result of the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is an excellent day-by-day reminder of the importance of waiting for and on God. Through this journey, we are able to re-align our hearts with the heart of God. Through a study of the scriptures and topics presented in this book, we can better understand the amazing miracle that is wrapped up inside the Christmas story. That God so loved the world that He sent his only son should eradicate our fears, inspire our worship, and drive us closer to the throne of God and His amazing grace. This book is an incredible resource for a time where we all need to be reminded of the magnitude and the majesty of our Savior.
DHP5 More than 1 year ago
In a time where celebrating Christmas is culturally marked by business and unrest, this book takes us back to the heart of Christmas and ultimately the heart of Jesus. This book reminds us of the significance of the Savior being born into the world, the gravity of His death and resurrection, and the life that is only found through Him. Waiting here for you takes the reader on a journey through the advent season in which one is challenged to wait for the Lord and to take comfort in Him while in the midst of any circumstance.  I would highly recommend this book as it shows that Jesus is hope, Jesus if life, and Jesus is alive. This is definitely a resource that I will continue to go back to!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING journey through the advent season! It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of getting stuff, planning parties and pleasing people that Christmas sneaks up on us and the real meaning can sometimes fall through the cracks.  Louie does an amazing job of reminding us why we celebrate by taking the reader through scripture, reflection, meditation, and prayer in a short page or two every day. This book has become one of my favorite devotional reads and has helped to make the Christmas season not only something I look forward to even more, but it has become a truly powerful time of the year in my life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We all know that Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but so many times we get so caught in the obligation and bustle that it passes us by.  This book creates a sacred space that stops the busy, consumer driven season to turn to Him. Each day challenges you to reach for the greater things that refresh and build your hope. It takes you down to the root of Christmas. Each season God wants to remind us of who He is and that He comes through on His promises. The content is exceptional and applicable even out of “advent season.” I have really enjoyed it and know it will be a resource I come back to again and again.   I absolutely recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somewhere between company parties, family commitments, shopping mall crowds, kids’ expectations, and whatever else invades your holiday calendar the whole reason for our jubilee gets lost. Too often Christmas comes and goes, and our definition of success is…we survived it! In recent years our family has toned way down our society’s version of celebrating Christmas, and instead put an emphasis on preparing, waiting, and anticipating by observing Advent. It’s been amazing! And this book, Waiting Here for You is one of the very best resources I’ve seen to help me and my family prepare our hearts and focus on the hope that Jesus brought to the world when he was born a couple thousand years ago. Louie has done a masterful job blending Scripture with reflections, meditations, and prayers that will prepare you to celebrate Christmas the way it was intended to be celebrated….full of thankfulness that Jesus came, and is coming again! Don’t hesitate to buy this book