The First Songs of Christmas Review

Book Review: 

Is there a reason to sing this Christmas season? In The First Songs of Christmas, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth shares a 31 advent-devotional of meditations on Luke 1 & 2.

Background and the Bigger Story

In just under 150 pages, this book looks at the 5 songs featured in the Christmas story. Elizabeth’s Song, Mary’s Song, Zechariah’s Song, The Angel’s Song, and Simeon’s Song are covered. Each devotion centers on a single line from one of these songs. You’ll learn about the background of the songs and how they fit in the bigger story of the Bible.

Celebrate the Christmas Season

While the devotionals are short, only 3-5 pages each, they are meant for meditation. You will think about how each songwriter must have felt as they were making melodies. Wolgemuth provides a suggested prayer, supporting Bible verses for further reading, and personal response questions. This book will be perfect for your quiet times as you prepare to celebrate the Christmas season.

Singing and Sharing the Good News

What I appreciated most about this book was how it helped me feel the excitement and emotions in the Christmas songs of Scripture. The words on the page became joys in my heart. And the joys in my heart became songs on my lips. I am moved to be like the shepherds and angels, who can’t help but keep singing and sharing the Good News.

I received a media copy of The First Songs of Christmas and this is my honest review.