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New Christmas devotional for families or individuals!

I am thrilled to announce the publication of a new daily devotional for the Christmas season by Pastor Taigen Joos! This devotional is perfect for both families and individuals to use as they prepare to worship Christ during the Christmas season. Each daily reading is a rich, yet brief meditation on an event or characteristic of Christ, including questions for personal meditation or family discussion and (my favorite feature) a suggested hymn to sing along with each meditation (including the full score of each hymns!) You’ll find details about the book below, and you can order copies at the bottom of the post. The book is available in perfect bound and spiral bound (for use at the piano!) editions, and bulk discounts are available should you desire to purchase multiple copies to distribute in your church

6x9_Front_ENRejoicing in Christ, the Newborn King: 25 Meditations for Family Worship During the Christmas Season

by Taigen Joos

Purchase this book below.

Christmas is one of the most popular holidays in the world. However, it has been glamorized so much that the true significance of the holiday is overshadowed by the materialistic influences of our day. Even in Christian homes, the focus can easily be more on the gifts under the tree, rather than the gift of salvation through the incarnate Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The family time of worship can be an opportunity to help reshape the thinking of our families regarding the true significance of Christmas. This devotional is a tool to help you as a family focus your minds and hearts on the person of Jesus Christ. Our Lord had no pomp or fanfare when He entered humanity, but His birth and subsequent death and resurrection is what provides salvation to all who would believe on Him in repentant faith.

Reading this devotional will point you to Biblical truth regarding the pre-incarnate Christ, the prophecies of Christ, the purposes of Christ’s coming, and the particulars surrounding Christ’s birth. Each day is meant to help you as a family not only read about these things, but discuss them together, and then unite your voices together in singing a great Christmas hymn. May it be used to help you better rejoice in our Lord Jesus Christ.


  • 25 short, yet rich devotionals for individuals or families.
  • Full-page suggested hymn for each devotional. Hymns include:
    • Angels from the Realms of Glory
    • Angels We Have Heard On High
    • As With Gladness Men of Old
    • Christians Awake
    • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
    • From Heaven above To Earth I Come
    • Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
    • Glory Be To God on High
    • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    • God’s Son Given
    • Good Christian Men, Rejoice
    • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    • Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
    • Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
    • Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming
    • O Come, All Ye Faithful
    • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    • O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    • Once in Royal David’s City
    • See Amid the Winter’s Snow
    • Silent Night, Holy Night
    • The People That In Darkness Sat
    • Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
    • We Three Kings of Orient Are
    • What Child is This
Sample pages
Sample pages


We have several options for purchase listed below.

Small orders (1-14 copies):

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Perfect Bound Copies: $6.99 each

Spiral  Bound Copies: $11.99 each

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About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.