Advent Adventures Volume VII: A Wilderness Advent
Advent Adventures Volume VI: An Advent Sports Story
by Paul C. Koch
A wilderness Advent? That sounds kind of wild.
Commercialism has been squeezing out the season of Advent for years. This tale of family drama is neither a complaint nor an embrace. Rather, the intent is to help Christians enjoy Advent and learn more about this special season, and above all to preach Christ. Sola’s Advent Adventures takes a “novel” approach to the season by offering serialized fiction stories to be used by a congregation over the weeks of Advent. Written by Pastor Paul C. Koch, these books are intended as a resource for midweek Advent services, but they could also be used on Sunday mornings, with stories and reflections serving as the sermon for the day.
Each chapter in the larger story has a suggested psalm and scripture lesson along with a sermon reflection for the week, tying the fictional story to God’s story, proclaiming the gospel to the congregation. A suggested order for an evening vespers service is also included.
(This three-part series is recommended for use in years when a church will hold three advent services prior to Christmas. Sola has four-part series as well.)