The One True Light: Daily Advent Readings from The Gospel of John
“Its a sad paradox in the Christian life that, at the very time when we should be full of joyful anticipation of Christs coming, we are often at our most jaded, tired and cynical. In a compelling, fresh and concise way, Tim Chester provides a wonderful selection of readings which will inspire our weary hearts and refresh our vision of Jesus. Following these daily readings will be a great preparation for a Christ-focussed Christmas.”See All
CEO and Minister-at-Large, Keswick Ministries
“Many Christians are so taken up with busyness and Christmas preparations that they fail to make the most of the spiritual opportunities of Advent. These daily readings and prayers for advent are short, easy to read, and make the profound eternal truths of John 1 v 1-18 accessible and relevant. They combine deep theological reflection with accessible illustration, and help Christians to appreciate afresh the glory of Jesus and all that he has done for us. They will feed your soul and stir your prayer life. They are ideal for personal use or for reading together as a family. I look forward to using them.”See All
National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)
“This is a book that churches should be handing out in bulk for Advent. With lucid biblical content, helpful application and superb prayers for each day, it surges with the comfort and joy of Christmas.”See All
Director of Union and Senior Lecturer at Wales Evangelical School of Theology
“In this short, accessible book, Chester invites us to join John in fixing our eyes on Jesus, the one true light. As I read it, thats exactly what I found myself doing. Buy it and read it. Buy another and give it as a gift. Its an investment not an expense.”See All
Executive Director, Acts 29
“Advent is a great time to remember and retell the Great Story. In short meditations Tim Chester takes us day by day on an advent journey to meet the lovely Jesus of the Bible not just a preacher or healer but the Creator walking into his creation. Come and meet the Word of God remaking the World of God. A super series of short meditations introducing the Jesus who brings us into the loving arms of his Father. All warmly illustrated with stories from life about problematic plumbing, Chelsea Football Club, enjoying the sky at night, the city of Sheffield and fist-fighting bishops!”See All
Director of Living Leadership
“Most of us struggle to keep the main thing the main thing and at Christmas, even more so! In this advent devotional Tim strips away all the unnecessary distractions and helps us focus on Christ. Journeying daily through John 1 we catch a fresh glimpse of Jesus and are invited into a deeper relationship with him - essential if we are to recapture the true meaning of Christmas.”See All
Commissioning Editor and Trustee of Keswick Ministries
“If youre looking for a fresh, creative, insightful, and thoroughly biblical and Christ-exalting guide for Advent, look no further. Tim Chesters book, The One True Light, applies biblical theology to the first 18 verses of Johns gospel to show us how the Incarnation affects every aspect of our lives. Brief and simple enough for children, yet deep and rich enough for mature Christians, this is a book that inspires awe, wonder, and praise for Emmanuel, God with us.”See All
Director of Sovereign Grace Music
We may be familiar with the baby in the manger, but have you met the Word who was in the beginning with God? Have you met the One True Light who is full of grace and truth? Or the Cosmic Lord who won the right for people to become Children of God? They are one and the same person.
Join Tim Chester as he guides us through the opening verses of the Gospel of John, and enjoy a Christmas infused with new meaning and light.
With ideas for reflection, prayer and application, these short, meditative readings will excite you about Jesus in the busyness of the run up to Christmas Day.