Announcing Advent 2016: Christ Was Born For This


(Hey there – this is a very happy post about the new SRT Advent study + book, but DO NOT MISS the really big news announcement at the bottom of the post. We think you’ll be pretty pumped.)

We’re only beginning to believe that maybe fall won’t forget us this year in Tennessee, but at #SRThq, we’ve been too busy listening to Bing Crosby and lighting Woodland Spruce candles to notice. Christmas is coming!

As we’ve prayed and prepared for Advent in the summer heat, it’s become clear that God isn’t standing on the other side of the holiday season waiting for our Christmas cheer and bolder faith. No, God is near, and Christ was born for this. 

On this warm September day, it is our joy to introduce you to the 2016 She Reads Truth Advent study:

“Christ Was Born For This”

Beginning Sunday, 11/27, we’ll spend the Advent season exploring the Old Testament roles of prophet, priest and king, and the ways in which Christ came to perfectly fill each of them, as well as a week in Luke’s beloved narrative of Christ’s birth.

Of course, this online study will be accompanied by our very favorite book of the year! We’ve filled this book with all of our Christmas favorites (yes, that’s gold foil on the cover and spine!), and we really think you’re going to love it. Inside each Christ Was Born For This Advent book, you’ll find all of the study book features you love, plus extra cheer, including five recipes, five hymns, four bonus gift tags, and a fun holiday activity!

And, in order to make room at the table for more Shes Reading Truth, we’ve reduced this year’s study book price by 20% from last year!

Now thru 10/2, get a set of 3 sheets of special edition She Reads Truth wrapping paper FREE when you preorder the 2016 Advent book (no limits—that’s one set of three for each book!). Books are now available for preorder at Preorders will begin shipping November 10. (Please remember, these rich and festive resources are not required to join us online or in the app!)

Want to take a peek?






SRT Advent 2016

And now as promised…


This year, we’re bringing Christmas joy to kids from 1 to 92 with the release of our first ever Kids Read Truth product:

Kids Read Truth | Advent Table Cards

Spark thought and conversation each day of the Advent season with inviting illustrations, engaging questions, and selections from the same daily readings as Mom and Dad!


Created with so much love from the SRT team, these Kids Read Truth Advent Cards will be a blessing to your family for years to come! Designed to engage kids of all ages, each card offers 1 key verse from the SRT/HRT daily reading, plus questions for three different age groups:

  • For ages 2-5: a one-word answer
  • For ages 5-11: a one-sentence answer
  • For ages 12 and up: a discussion question to spark thoughtful conversation

Need some help with the answers? Suggested responses are printed on the answer cards.

Kids Read Truth Advent Cards
This set of 29 sturdy, satin-finished cards was specifically created to complement the “Advent: Christ Was Born for This” She Reads Truth & He Reads Truth reading plan, but they can easily be used apart from the grownup plans, and for many Christmases to come.

(You guys, we really love these. We’ve tested them with our kids and we cannot wait for the conversations they’ll spark for you with yours!)

Oh, also – there will be a He Reads Truth Advent book available as well! And if you know you’ll want to bundle for your family, we’ve made that super easy, and given a pretty great discount ($8 off for the She+He bundle and $20 off for the Family Bundle)!

THAT is all the big news we can handle for one day. Even though there are still leaves on the trees, begin to mark your calendars, prepare your hearts, and consider preordering Advent resources for your family so that when the time comes, you will be ready to celebrate Jesus, our perfect Prophet, Priest, and King.

Christ was born for this, friends.

Grace and peace,

The SRT Team


Further Reading...