Saturday, November 13, 2021

The First Songs of Christmas

Title: The First Songs of Christmas: A 31-Day Advent Devotional Meditations on Luke 1 &2

Author: Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Publisher: Moody Publishers

Genre: Christmas, Christian Nonfiction, Devotional

Source: Moody Publishers

My review:

I love the cover of The First Songs of Christmas. It is what drew me to this book.  I have never read anything by Nancy Wolgemuth but enjoyed her writing style in this book.

The First Songs of Christmas is a devotional designed to be read during the 31 days of December. Each day might take about 5-10 minutes, depending on how fast/slow you read, and how much thought and study you put into it. The day starts with a Bible verse, then a brief discussion that goes along with the verse, followed by prayer. After that, there is a section called "keep reading" where the author has given you three additional verses to look up going along with the topic, and the day ends with a "my response" section.

This lovely book is a perfect devotional to study during the advent season. While most of the songs the author cover will be familiar to you, her thoughts might give you further insight and something to think about. I know they did me.

I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a devotional to read during the advent season.

Thank you to Moody Publishers for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

Let the songs of the first Christmas turn your heart toward God’s glory.

During the holidays the musical tunes of the season are everywhere. Their nostalgic melodies warm our hearts. But the original Christmas songs are different; they lift our hearts to a holy God. They reveal the greatness, glory, and goodness of our Savior. Taking us beyond quaint imagery and feel-good lyrics, the Advent songs of the Bible unfold God’s redemptive plan for the world and His eternal purpose for the ages.

Reflecting her own love for the season, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth offers meditations on the first two chapters of Luke’s gospel in The First Songs of Christmas. This 31-day Advent devotional shines new light on the ancient yet inspiring songs of Elizabeth, Mary, Zechariah, the angels, and Simeon.

These readings will lead you to contemplate the loveliness and essence of Christmas. Let this book be your companion as you spend the days surrounding Christmas the way these men, women, and angels did, your gaze fixed on our great God and Savior.


  1. This sounds like a fun activity to do with my family in December. I'll have to check it out. I've been looking for ways to have a more Christ centered Christmas season.

    1. I do love doing advent devotionals with my family too! Such a sweet time :)

  2. How wonderful! This sounds like a rich & beautiful way to celebrate Advent ��