I have decided to reread Benedict XVI’s third volume of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives. It is shorter than the other two volumes, but there are riches within.
The Holy Father’s book presents a real defense of the historicity of the infancy narratives.
Also, for Advent, you might try something I read last year. I think it is not too late to dig into it. Try the reflections by a priest who died under the Nazi regime, Fr. Alfred Delp, in the book Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons And Prison Writings 1941-1944. Kindle HERE. UKHERE. Smart. Moving. I used some of this in my ADVENTCAzTs last year.
And, in the spirit of the Church Militant, you might think about toughing up your rosary! A very cool priest had these made, modeled after the US government issued rosaries… yes, you read that right… government issued rosaries given to combat troops.