All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas
Advent is my favorite season of the church year. I love the time of watching, waiting, and hoping with God. Know what I don’t love? The lack of really good, accessible Advent devotionals for those of us who are looking for a quick but meaningful daily practice.
Enter: Rev. Quinn Caldwell and his fantastic, pithy, funny, faithful work, “All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas.”
Have you ever wondered what you’d get if a pastor had the wit of a stand-up comedian, and the heart of a poet? Quinn Caldwell, that’s what!
Quinn’s writing leaves me laughing, crying, feeling challenged, and spiritually fed. He balances sweet stories with seasonally appropriate snark and infuses it all with rich theology. The readings are small morsels designed to be snacked upon twice daily to help remind us of the true reason for the season.
Need some bite-sized morsels of hope, joy, peace, and love amidst the worldly chaos of Christmas? Yes, please!
It’s rare as a local church pastor with an ever-growing book list that I read something more than once, but Quinn’s devotional resource is something I’m excited to pick back up this year because I know that every year I read it I will glean something new to take on my Advent journey.
My congregation is excited to read it too!
So, if you and your church can handle inclusive language and having your theology challenged in witty new ways, pick up a copy (or 10!) of “All I Really Want” by Quinn "The AWESOME" Caldwell.
Brave risk takers who stand on the side of hope, peace, joy, and love, enter here! But, beware: it's not your grandmother's Advent devotional book (but, something tells us, she'd love it too!)!
p.s. Last year, SALT was lucky enough to work with Quinn and Abingdon Press to come up with this sweet and sassy book trailer - let us know what you think in the comments below...