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God With Us: Advent Art Devotions and Art Prints Volume I

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Included in this 12-page Advent Art Devotion guide are:

  • four carefully-curated paintings chosen from the 19th century to add art contemplation to your Advent traditions.
  • a Bible passage, hymn, and poem to accompany each painting.
  • a resource section at the end with links to sheet music for each hymn.
  • printable versions of each piece if you’d like to print at home are included in an accompanying file.

(Please note that the guide does not include information about the paintings themselves and is not meant to be used as a traditional picture study. My vision for this was not to offer more academic opportunities, but rather more possibilities for contemplation and meditation during a season that tends to be overwhelming with busy-ness and distractions.)

There is also an option to order separate, professionally-printed copies of each piece in the drop-down menu below as well. These are printed on durable, 16pt, smooth paper and display beautifully. Please note that the prints do not include the Advent Art Devotions PDF download – this is a separate purchase.

The pieces offered are:

  • Ann Macbeth – Angels Garlanding the Infant Christ (date unknown)
  • Mikhail Nesterov – The Nativity (1890-1891)
  • Edward Burne-Jones – The Star of Bethlehem (1890)
  • Elihu Vedder – Star of Bethlehem (1879-1880)

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Advent is a time of waiting.

While life rushes around us at break-neck speed attempting to get in all the things we “need” to do to have a magical holiday, Advent quietly reminds us that the busy-ness, the rushing, the shopping, the chores, all of it, are not how it’s supposed to be. Advent beckons us to a simpler way. Advent asks us to pause. To be quiet. To listen. To wait.

We take it for granted that the Messiah has already come. His human story here on earth has been told, and we know it by heart. There is no anticipation of something that will happen because it is already past. And because of this, we lose sight of the wonder of Advent. But those who came before us watched and waited for hundreds of years for the Messiah. The deliverer. The one who would save them. And the Nativity was all the more amazing for what they finally received: God in infant form.

Advent is about anticipating God being with us. God coming to earth to save us. The manifestation of God in human form. Each week during Advent, we pause to contemplate the mysteries of this sacred event. The wonder of the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present God of the universe stepping down from his holy throne to be with us. To be one of us and yet not like us. To save us. To love us.

Art can have a way of allowing us to pause and be silent. To notice details and immerse ourselves in a story. To make that story ours. If you so choose, from this guide and the accompanying prints, feel free to display an individual print during each week of Advent and present it with the readings provided. Or, feel at liberty to explore other ways to include the art in your Advent traditions.

May these Advent art devotions allow you to pause and contemplate the true wonder of the season. To anticipate the sacred and divine arrival of God with us.

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34 reviews for God With Us: Advent Art Devotions and Art Prints Volume I

4.9 Rating
1-5 of 34 reviews
  1. Great lay out and artwork!

  2. Beautiful prints. I enjoyed using them with a small group in children’s church.

  3. These prints are wonderful. Very high quality for the price. I used them in my class last week when I had a few minutes at the end of class. I gave one print to each table and had students observe for three minutes and try to remember all the details. Then, turn over the print and recall all the details. Then, look at the print again and discuss. I was surprised at how engaged all my students were (8-9th graders). I’ll be doing this again next week before Christmas break!

  4. Beautiful prints.

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