Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent (from John Piper and desiringGod.org) is designed especially for Advent 2013. With readings beginning Sunday, December 1, and going through Christmas Day, this book of Advent devotionals aims to put Jesus at the center of your holiday season. These short meditations are excerpted from the ministry of John Piper and correspond to the daily readings in Desiring God's free devotional app called Solid Joys.
“It is not our prosperity but our holiness that he seeks with all his heart.” (source)
“For the mind of faith, a promised act of God is as good as done.” (source)
“The only people whose soul can truly magnify the Lord are people like Elizabeth and Mary—people who acknowledge their lowly estate and are overwhelmed by the condescension of the magnificent God.” (source)
“The joy that I pursue (verse 10) is not the hope of getting rich with things from you. I have not come to you for your things, but for yourself. And this desire I now intensify and demonstrate by giving up things, in the hope of enjoying you more, not things. By giving to you what you do not need, and what I might enjoy, I am saying more earnestly and more authentically, ‘You are my treasure, not these things.’’” (source)
“Third, build God-centered anticipation and expectancy and excitement into your home—especially for the children.” (source)