God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas

God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas

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by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
     
 

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These forty stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons, these daily reflections are timeless

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These forty stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons, these daily reflections are timeless and moving reminders of the true meaning of Christmas. Now repackaged in a beautiful hardback edition, it makes the perfect holiday gift.

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"These Advent and Christmas reflections of Bonhoeffer flew from his prison cell, flung open the doors of hope, and sailed heavenward as heart-wrenching prayers, prayers from a condemned man, prayers from a hopeful man, prayers from a man who embodied what it means to pray 'May your kingdom come.' This will be my Advent and Christmas book." Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University, and author of The Jesus Creed and The Blue Parakeet

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ISBN-13:
9781611640717
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
08/30/2010
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NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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These Advent and Christmas reflections of Bonhoeffer flew from his prison cell, flung open the doors of hope, and sailed heavenward as heart-wrenching prayers, prayers from a condemned man, prayers from a hopeful man, prayers from a man who embodied what it means to pray 'May your kingdom come.' This will be my Advent and Christmas book." Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University, and author of The Jesus Creed and The Blue Parakeet

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most well-known and beloved theologians of the twentieth century. Renowned for his classic works Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer’s legacy took on another dimension when he was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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God Is in the Manger 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
retired_guyKK More than 1 year ago
I used the book as a personal Advent/Christmas reflection. I really enjoyed the selections. Hard to believe so many of them were written in a Nazi prison.
Floyce More than 1 year ago
Anyone who first discovers Bonhoeffer in their lives takes great risks of becoming addicted. I first discovered his writings and theology in 1994 and am still discovering new insights regarding how we view faith, love, and charity. His is no simple one man or woman pattern you find which teels you to do three things and become a mighty warrior for the faith. The very title of this book might set one back a little.... 'God is in the Manger'. Have you ever thought about it like that? He starts off with how we are waiting....finding the mystery. He will make you think and read again. At this time we are using this book for our Sunday School Class and we enjoy the discussion. I would heartily recommend you Google Dietrich Bonhoeffer and read a little about him before you start any of his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and pastor enjoyed the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago