Do Not Be Afraid: An Illustrated Devotional

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This unique intergenerational resource is a hybrid devotional/coloring book. Do Not Be Afraid: An Illustrated Devotional includes five weekly devotions for all ages, as well as illustrations that are meant to be colored in and many opportunities to doodle and engage with the content in fun and creative ways.

The inspiration for our theme comes from the angels’ message in the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke: “Do not be afraid!” This phrase is an instruction God gave to God’s people throughout their history, and it’s a message God continues to give to us today. This Advent, we invite you to explore what it looks like to hold hope when life feels really uncertain, to bring peace in the face of fear, to practice joy when everything seems burdensome, and to choose love, when sometimes, it’s just really hard. You’ll be invited to wonder more deeply about this classic story, to imagine some of the details that aren’t filled in for us, and to make connections to your context this season.

When you purchase Do Not Be Afraid: An Illustrated Devotional, you will receive five devotions that each include:

  • A suggested scripture to read
  • An all-ages reflection
  • Discussion questions suitable for all ages
  • A "Going Deeper" section with questions for further reflection
  • Illustrations to color throughout the devotional
  • Interactive illustrations for engagement with the reflections

Ways to use our Illustrated Devotionals

Churches could purchase it to use for an intergenerational program, or as another Advent resource to send home with people of all ages. We could also see youth ministries and college ministries working through this devotional during Advent.

You could also have an adult small group or Bible study work through it on their own, and then gather together over Zoom to discuss and share their reflections.

If your church has different plans for Advent, this is a perfect resource for individuals to buy and use as their personal devotional for Advent. Since they are weekly (and not daily) devotions, it makes it more doable to work on during a busy Advent season.

What do I get?

After completing your purchase, you'll instantly receive a link to download the complete PDF. You will find everything you need in the PDF, and then you can share it with your family, church, and/or community. We include information on best practices for sharing our PDF products with your community.

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Below is a list of the scripture used for each of the five weekly devotionals:

  • Week 1: Do Not Be Afraid to Hold Hope – Luke 1:26–45
  • Week 2: Do Not Be Afraid to Bring Peace – Luke 1:46–55
  • Week 3: Do Not Be Afraid to Practice Joy – Luke 2:1–14
  • Week 4: Do Not Be Afraid to Choose Love – Luke 2:15–20
  • Christmas: Read Luke 2:20