About the Author

Will Vaus is the president of Will Vaus Ministries, through which he has creatively communicated the love of Christ around the world since 1988. He is a popular speaker at schools, churches and conferences and the author of the following books:

The Hidden Story of Narnia:
A Book-by-Book Guide to C. S. Lewis' Spiritual Themes

Sheldon Vanauken:
The Man Who Received a Severe Mercy

Speaking of Jack:
A C.S. Lewis Discussion Guide

Keys To Growth:
Meditations on The Acts of the Apostles

God’s Love Letter:
Meditations on I John

Open Before Christmas
Devotional Thoughts for the Holiday Season

Mere Theology:
A Guide to the Thought of C. S. Lewis

The Professor of Narnia:
The C. S. Lewis Story

If you ask most people what Advent is about, they would probably not be able to give a correct answer. At best, they might tell you that when they were children they opened the doors of an Advent Calendar in the days leading up to Christmas. Similarly, if you asked the average person in the street what the Twelve Days of Christmas are all about, they might only be able to sing a few lines from the song of the same name.

In this book, author Will Vaus seeks to deepen the reader’s knowledge of Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas leading up to Epiphany. However, this book goes even further than that. Readers are provided with devotional thoughts for each day of the Advent and Christmas seasons that help them to experience this part of the Church Year perhaps in a more spiritually enriching way than ever before.

Will Vaus
Will Vaus leads our hearts and minds through the story of our Lord’s Incarnation with daily readings, seasoned with inspiring, touching, and sometimes humorous illustrations.... I found his writing immediately engaging and, the more I read the book, the more I liked it. God has touched my heart by reading Open Before Christmas, and I believe he will touch your heart as well.
                                   The Reverend David Beckmann
                                   Founder & Moderator of
                ​                   The C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga
An excellent guide to ponder the meaning of the incarnation and prepare for the celebration of Christmas
​                                      The Reverend Canon Douglas R. Sherman Jr. , St. James Anglican Church, Pittsburgh