"You will conceive and give birth to a son ... And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by ... You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Luke's opening chapters are bursting with familiar phrases like these. They ring with warm solemnity and make many of us feel a Christmas glow. This book invites readers to discover depths it's easy to miss in the nativity plays and carol concerts that feature prominently in over-full December diaries.
You will be guided through Advent in 25 daily Bible readings and prayers, at times pausing for several days to peer intently into Luke's best-known narratives. Lights sparkle in the darkness that enfolds the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year -- until they are taken down and put back in the box in January. Luke points us to Jesus, the Radiant Dawn of a day that will never end. Let these Advent reflections direct your heart's gaze towards him, the shining source of confidence and joy in whatever darkness we experience.
Starts 1st December 2019.
Copyright © 2018 by Tom Parsons. Published by 10ofthose. Used with permission.
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