Archives For Advent

 

It’s that time of year again!

I just dug our Advent calendar out of the attic,
and have loaded it up with our picks for the best books of the 2018
to be revealed one per day through Advent!
 


Stop by daily through the Advent season,
as we will feature one of the best books of 2018 each day!

The windows in color below (with WHITE numbers) have books behind them… CLICK a window to see our book for that day of Advent!

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Fleming Rutledge’s new book on Advent is extraordinary!
 

Advent:
The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ

Fleming Rutledge

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2018
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*** Watch for our review of this book
in our Advent 2018 magazine issue
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Watch this brief video of Fleming Rutledge
talking about the meaning of Advent…

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With the Advent season rapidly approaching, we are excited about this gorgeous new book for the Advent season… 

“This book summons an almost visceral response in its brilliant counterpoint to the customary understanding and celebration of Advent and Christmas. In the arena of wounds and griefs, though each experience is unique, we are joined in our humanness, finding common ground. … These meditations and images are a marvelous gift.”
Luci Shaw

We’re giving away THREE copies
of this excellent new book:

 

Wounded in Spirit:
Advent Art and Meditations
David Bannon

Hardback: Paraclete, 2018

 

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Marilyn McEntyre, one of our favorite writers, has a new collection of poems out:

Occasions: Poems
Marilyn McEntyre

Paperback: Resource Publications, 2018.
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*** Our Intro Guide to Marilyn McEntyre’s work

 

Here are three great poems from this new collection…

 

Advent on
the Central Coast
Marilyn McEntyre

 

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Over the last year, we have done a number of features on our favorite holiday music…

We recap these all for your listening pleasure in Advent, and the coming Christmas season!

Advent Music – A Playlist for the Season of Waiting

Rain for Roots, Josh Garrels, Tom Petty, Over the Rhine, MORE
Includes a Spotify playlist for streaming…

 
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Through the Advent and Christmas season, we featured one of the best books of 2017 each day!

 
For more info on any given book (reviews, interviews, MORE), click its cover image below…

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Too often in our consumer culture, we jump over the season Advent and straight into Christmas. It is especially easy for us to do so with the holiday music to which we listen.

As we prepare for the beginning of Advent on Sunday, we offer this playlist of Advent-themed songs. Some of these are were not necessarily written as Advent songs, but they wrestle with vital themes of the season nonetheless. 
 

A SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

*** includes most, but not all the songs below
Browse the list below for other excellent songs 
that are NOT available on Spotify

 

  1. Josh Garrels
    O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    from The Light Came Down


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Standing on the Threshold

A Feature Review of 
Two New Advent Devotionals:

Celebrating Abundance
Walter Brueggemann

Compiled by Richard Floyd
Paperback: WJK Books, 2017
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and
 

Rise Up Shepherd!
Reflections on the Spirituals
Luke A. Powery

Paperback: WJK Books, 2017
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Reviewed by Pam Kittredge

 

Standing on the threshold between ordinary time and sacred time, we open our hearts and become ready to enter into the season of Advent.

Advent—the beginning of the Christian liturgical year—is a reminder to the faithful of the imminent and impending birth of Jesus. We are a people pregnant—with hope, with love, with the joy of God’s coming. In fact, the word advent—from the Latin, adventus—means just that: coming.

Advent is—or can be—a time of expectant waiting, a time of holy anticipation of the miracle of Jesus’s birth.

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The season of Advent will be upon us in less than a month… 

 
We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this new Advent devotional…
 

My Soul Waits: Praying with the Psalms through Advent, Christmas & Epiphany
by Martin Shannon, CJ
Paperback: Paraclete Press

 
 

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Christmas

Ten Classic Christmas Stories that are available as FREE ebooks! By authors such as Charles Dickens, LM Montgomery, L. Frank Baum (creator of Oz), George MacDonald, and MORE!

These ebooks are available for pretty much any e-reading device…

Load up your e-reader today with some of these classics and read these stories aloud throughout the holiday season!

 

 

#10

The First Christmas Tree

By Henry Van Dyke

CLICK HERE to download in non-Kindle Formats… (via Project Gutenberg)

 


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