Friday, November 28, 2014
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas *Review
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas with writings from some of our favorites including Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Annie Dillard, C. S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, and more. We have 100 review copies available for the book, released by Plough Publishing; you can sign up to review the book below. The Book Though Christians the world over make yearly preparations for Lent, there's a conspicuous lack of good books for that other great spiritual season: Advent. All the same, this four-week period leading up to Christmas is making a comeback as growing numbers reject shopping-mall frenzy and examine the deeper meaning of the season. Ecumenical in scope, these fifty devotions invite the reader to contemplate the great themes of Christmas and the significance that the coming of Jesus has for each of us--not only during Advent, but every day. Whether sampled at leisure or used on a daily basis, Watch for the Light gives the phrase "holiday preparations" new depth and meaning. Includes writings by John Donne, Meister Eckhart, Dorothy Day, T. S. Eliot, Gustavo Gutierrez, Eberhard Arnold, G. M. Hopkins, Martin Luther, Edith Stein, Thomas Aquinas, Dorothee Soelle, Philip Yancey, and others. From Publishers Weekly: It's hard to go wrong with writers such as these. . . . Born of obvious passion and graced with superb writing, this collection is a welcome--even necessary--addition.
One of the best devotionals I have read for the season. Many of these readings had me in tears. Wow what a way to get into the true spirit of Christmas and to look forward to the Cross and resurrection!
This is a collection of the best of the best when it comes to insightful, Christian authors. A beautiful lineup. I plan to use this devotional each Christmas. It even is great for other times of the year as well. Very thought provoking and reflective. Much more than a little one page blurb on remembering Christmas!
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