Seamless shifts are made from common, sometimes humorous life stories to biblical truths that all of us need to apply to our daily lives. Creative "Advent Actions" appear at the end of each day's reading to give concrete, practical suggestions for putting that day's focus into practice during Advent. Guided prayers help readers begin a conversation with God based on the reading for the day.
Michael Helms clears away the layers of wrappings, ribbons, and assorted commercial glitz so that once again we can gaze upon the Christ Child. These delightful, often touching reflections usher us gracefully through the Advent season.
-Dr. Jim Barnette Professor, Samford University
With the narrative grace of a gifted pastor, Michael Helms offers meaningful devotional engagement along with thoughtful direction for actually living through the Advent season with purpose and intention.
-Rev. Dr. Amy Butler Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church Washington, DC
Michael Helms' Finding Our Way with the Magi is a Christ-centered GPS that will navigate your family through the Advent season with a gentleness and grace that foster the peace and hope so often absent in the daily bustle of life.
-Dr. Bruce Gourley Executive Director, Baptist History & Heritage Society
Dr. Michael Helms is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, Georgia, and the author of numerous books, including Finding Our Way: An Introspective Journey Through the Labyrinth of Life, Hoping Liberia: Stories of Civil War from Africa's First Republic, and Finding Our Way Through the Wilderness-A Journey for Lent and Other Days of Spiritual Reflection and Prayer.