Advent Book Giveaway!


**WINNERS: Deena and Barbara!**

I’m so excited to offer my first book giveaway here at The Loveliest Hour. For a girl who loves books, this is only natural!

So, I have two books to offer, and I know you’ll love them! They are written by my new friends over at, Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard. Both will help you make your way through Advent prayerfully, helping you and your family remember ‘the reason for the season!’ Advent is also a wonderful time to introduce the joy of prayer into your family. These books will certainly help you do just that.

Here is a little summary of each book:

O Radiant Dawn by Lisa Hendey

O Radiant Dawn: 5 Minutes Prayers Around the Advent Wreath by Lisa Hendey is a daily prayer book created for use around an Advent wreath in Catholic households of any configuration. It contains twenty-eight devotional services, each designed to last only five minutes—an achievable goal for busy families. The single-page service includes: 1) a simple candle lighting, 2) a brief scripture passage paired with a reflection question for adults and older children and one for younger children, 3) silence, and 4) a closing prayer. Rooted in scriptural images of light, O Radiant Dawn can be used in family prayer year after year.

With its many Advent wreath prayers, O Radiant Dawn is an ideal gift for parish-wide distribution and faith sharing groups. It can also be used as a part of an Advent retreat.

Welcome Baby Jesus by Sarah Reinhard

Advent is a season almost forgotten by the secular world. With new toys and electronics available, why should we focus on this time of anticipation? Most everyone cannot wait for Christmas morning to arrive, but is it for the right reason? Sarah A. Reinhard designed Welcome Baby Jesus for you and your family to capture some of what’s intended by the liturgical season of Advent. Each day has a Scripture quote from the Sunday gospel readings, a brief reflection, and an action to complete. With each passing Sunday, your Advent Wreath will grow brighter, your family’s faith will grow stronger, and the true meaning of this season will be discovered.


Enter by leaving a comment below before 5 PM on Tuesday, November 20th. Winners will be announced later that evening.  One entry per person, please. You must have a valid email address, which I promise not to use for anything other than this giveaway.


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  1. Rita Rossini says

    Hi Lauren!! Oh! I’m excited about both these books as I have been eyeing them since they were each released!!! How fun to do a book give-away!!! Please enter me in each, you know, once, twice, three times… ;)

  2. Pat Coldewey says

    These look wonderful. Would love to share these with my grandchildren! Thank you, Lauren, for allowing us to enter.

  3. Jessica says

    You SO amaze me Lauren with ALL that you do! Both of these books sound fablous for entering the Advent season JOYFULLY with our families!

  4. says

    I’m new to Catholicism and jumping in with both feet! I’m currently in RCIA and look forward to coming into the Church this Easter. I look forward to educating my children in the faith as well. These books would be a great resource for us! Thanks for offering the give away–what fun!

  5. says

    What lovely timing! Was just looking for “Welcome Baby Jesus” at our local Catholic bookstore and they didn’t have any copies. Thanks for the opportunity! Love both these ladies’ writing!

  6. Lara Greene says

    oooooh. Been looking for something like this for my families at my church. Will have to purchase if I don’t win!

  7. Jenny McG says

    Always looking for something special to share with my boys to teach them a Catholic way of life. Thank you for offering this giveaway! And thanks to my friend Barb for letting me know about this!

  8. Paula says

    These books both look like perfect additions to Catholic family life in preparation for Advent. Thanks so much for offering!

  9. Bethany says

    What a wonderful giveaway! We could use some help with observing Advent with our two young children. Thank you for the opportunity.

  10. Barbara Bernier says

    I love the covers on these books, I would go out and buy them, my grandson just turned one and the book Welcome Baby Jesus would be perfect…I have statues and he will point to Jesus and Mary….Thanks for the oppourtunity…God Bless

  11. Beth Mouton says

    I have been looking for a better way to share advent with my children as well as a way for myself to grow spiritually during this season! These books would be perfect way to help me achieve both of those goals!!!
    God Bless You!

  12. Cindy Ellis says

    Thank you for such a lovely idea – these two books would be an asset to any person’s library. I am especially looking for a special way to celebrate Advent this year so PERFECT!! A great to celebrate the Year of Faith! God bless.

  13. Kathy Forst says

    Please enter me in the drawing to win one or both of these two books. They look like wonderful ways to prepare for the Christ Child.

  14. says

    These books look great! I’ve been looking for some age appropriate ways to get my little ones more involved in advent – it helps Mom and Dad in their journey too!

  15. Antonina says

    Your blog really is so lovely! Your words are soothing to my soul yet truly real in a raw/natural way. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  16. Joey says

    We are always looking for new ways to celebrate Advent in our home!! These both are perfect for our family!! Thanx for this giveaway but mostly for introducing 2 wonderful a advent resources!!!

  17. Katy O says

    These sound like wonderful additions to the special Advent Wreath we purchased two years ago! Thanks Lauren – this is my first blog comment – what fun!


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