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Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies: An Advent Devotional
Ham, Robin

Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies: An Advent Devotional

ISBN: 9781913896546
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We’re all familiar with the Christmas story, but do you know the ‘story behind the story?'

Tucked away in the Bible, hundreds of years before Mary, Joseph and the birth of Jesus, is the story of a girl called Ruth. It's a story that rings true to our world — a story of sadness and tears, even of death, but also a story of where hope can be found in the darkest places. A story that points us forward to the promise of a king.

Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies takes us on an Advent journey through 25 daily reflections. Each day has a short devotion, a suggested prayer and links to a response song. Come along to Bethlehem and discover the hope that shines brightly even on the darkest of nights.


Robin Ham is pastor at St Paul's Church, Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. He is married to Zoe and they have five children. Robin serves on the Archbishop's College of Evangelists and blogs on how Christianity engages with culture and ministry at


This little book is a gem! Engagingly written and sparkling with fresh insights into the biblical text, it led me to worship the great God who works all things for our good and his glory. Read it together with your church this Christmas. It will stoke your wonder and worship."
--Stephen Witmer, Pastor, Pepperell Christian Fellowship, Massachusetts and author, Eternity Changes Everything and A Big Gospel in Small Places

"The book of Ruth is laid out before us like a Christmas tapestry. Read of God's love, his care and his providential plans to bring the joy to your Christmas."
--Ed Drew, Director, Faith in Kids

"Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies is a beautifully woven book of reflections that captivatingly leads the reader through the book of Ruth while simultaneously illuminating the wonderfully familiar story of the birth of Jesus. Searching for hope through these reflections is a creative, refreshing, and poignant way to journey through advent in preparation for Christmas. Written for a broken and suffering world longing for hope and yearning for advent people to rejoice once again in the hope that is found under the Bethlehem skies. These reflections will help you to find comfort in the covenant love of God and wonder anew at the Christ child’s birth this advent time."
--Mel Lacy, Executive Director, Growing Young Disciples, and author, New City Catechism Curriculum

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 74
Publisher: 10Publishing
Publication Date: 2020