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Hardcover Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas Book

ISBN: 087486917X

ISBN13: 9780874869170

Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

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This collection, born of obvious passion and graced with superb writing, is a welcome even necessary addition to the glutted holiday bookshelves. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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...

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Serious reading for Advent

This is not light reading, but for the Christian who is looking to make the Christmas season more than just gifts, feasting and partying, this book will stand beside you as you explore for yourself the true meaning of Christmas. I highly recommend it.

Best collection of readings for Advent and Christmas ever.

If you are looking for a great read for Christmas this is it. You can call the Publisher and they will work out a great price if you want to give this book away for Christmas presents. You might also want to look at there book " Bread And Wine Readings for Lent and Easter. These two books are the greatest books to be published on these two themes.

I wonder as I wander...

I wonder as I wander through the pages of this book, how it is that the editors came to choose at least three selections I'd previously read, and having once read, returned to for spiritual nourishment. I felt as if this book had been compiled for me. Gail Godwin's essay on genealogy and grace moved me so much at the time I first read it in one of her novels, that I found myself going back to it over again. Kathleen Norris's writing on The Annunciation compels one to ponder the incomprehensible and embrace the mystery of the holiness of the season. Annie Dillard's description of the Church of the Nativity is rich in detail and provokes consideration of today's Bethlehem. These three readings could fill a season of wonder, but there are enough to cover the time from November 24th to January 7th. From Sylvia Plath to St. Thomas Aquinas, there is enough diversity to please a wide range of preferences. This reader considers it somewhat of a miracle itself that so much could be packed into such a small volume. For readers and thinkers yearning to see beyond the seasonal excesses, I recommend you "Watch for the Light."

Heart of Christmas

Thought-provoking and spirit-filled. This book carries the hope of Advent as God's breaking into our midst. Containing a selection for each day of the Christmas season, "Watch For the Light" provides a yearly opportunity for us to consider the future, second Advent - the promised coming of God's kingdom on earth.
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