The season of Advent provides an opportunity for spiritual renewal for followers of Christ. But often what happens is that we get so caught up in the hurry and rush, the hustle and bustle, the frantic pace of the season that we emerge more spiritually exhausted than refreshed, and more disillusioned than inspired to face the coming of a new year. We may have tried so hard to enjoy the holiday season, to recapture a sense of wonder and mystery, only to end up asking, 'Is that all there is?' The purpose of Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2018 is to help you focus on the things that truly matter during this busy season, so that you can experience spiritual renewal. The 3 3/4' x 9' trim allows for a large print type and mailing in a standard #10 envelope. Sold in packages of 10, the booklets are designed to fit in a #10 envelope, enabling churches to include them in their Advent mailings, especially to parishioners unable to attend services, and making it easy to mail to visitors or share as a part of home-bound or prison ministry.