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Jen Ludwig

writer ~ speaker ~ worship leader


I’m so glad you are here! On this page you’ll find links to Embracing Advent, free YouVersion plans, podcasts and more! I invite you to also subscribe to my monthly email, so you can receive an occasional encouraging word and be updated on upcoming resources!

What people are saying about embracing advent...

Embracing Advent is a wonderfully encouraging and helpfully motivating devotional for the Christmas season! Because Jen has insightfully captured the transformational truth and meaning of Christmas afresh, her book is a great companion to walk with through Advent!”

- Dr. Brandon Cash, Christian Ministry & Leadership Dept. Chair at Biola University & Chaplain for the L.A. Dodgers

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This work reflects Jen’s love for the Advent season and more importantly, her love for the Christ of the Advent! Jen is more than a writer, she’s a practitioner and her rich study of the verses she includes along with how she has wrestled with them and the thought of Christ “arriving” shines in her writing.

- Mike Gunn, co-founder of Mars Hill Church

and former international director for Acts 29

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“I think this is the Advent book that I will find myself recommending especially to people who have never celebrated it before. Jen’s devotions are practical and purposeful while being brief and focused on Christ. This is what Advent does. It helps us fix our eyes on Jesus for four weeks rather than just one day.”

- Cam Hyde

Book and Bible Reviewer

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I love how Jen shares her own journey with us, lessons learned rather than just abstract ideas. The daily readings are short but powerful - inviting us to think and reflect on the kind of life that is filled with hope, peace, joy, and love.

- Mike Willbanks, Lead Pastor at Santa Barbara Community Church

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Be sure that you get a copy! Your soul will thank you!

Your body, your mind will thank you as you embrace this time

with Him above everything else!

- Angela Donadio, Make Life Matter Podcast

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About Jen

Jen Ludwig is a Jesus-follower, writer, and worship leader. After attending Pepperdine University and finishing her graduate studies at UCLA, she settled in Southern California. She and her husband, John, are almost empty nesters with their oldest at college and their youngest finishing high school this year.

Her first book, Embracing Advent, offers daily encouragement to focus on the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love at Christmas. Jen also has launched several devotionals on the YouVersion Bible app, including A Birthday Card From Your Creator—perfect for reflection as you celebrate your special day!


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7-Day Reading Plan

Do you look forward to Christmas with eager anticipation… but then the season flies by in a flash? Embracing Advent includes daily readings to encourage you to step away from the chaos and hold on to HOPE this first week of Advent.

4-Day Reading Plan

Do you long for a deeper, more meaningful Christmas celebration? This year, rediscover the gifts of hope, peace, joy, and love that God extends to all of us during this busy season.

7-Day Reading Plan

As you celebrate your birthday week, why not pause each day and let God celebrate you, encourage you, and impart words of wisdom through the gift of His Word!


Jen discusses ways to rediscover Christmas in the chaos during the Advent season.

Think More + Do with Less

Covering all things minimalism, intentionality and simple living.

Amy provides practical and inspirational conversation to encourage you to transform your broken-hearted moments into wholehearted living.


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