Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

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This unparalleled anthology -- from Thomas Aquinas to Gustavo Gutierrez, Meister Eckhart to Annie Dillard, John Donne to Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther to Eberhard Arnold -- offers wisdom, beauty, and spiritual nourishment from a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary writers.

With a selection for every day from the beginning of Advent to Epiphany, Watch for the Light can be opened at leisure or followed as a guide to daily devotions. Either way, its subtle and beautiful ...

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Overview

This unparalleled anthology -- from Thomas Aquinas to Gustavo Gutierrez, Meister Eckhart to Annie Dillard, John Donne to Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther to Eberhard Arnold -- offers wisdom, beauty, and spiritual nourishment from a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary writers.

With a selection for every day from the beginning of Advent to Epiphany, Watch for the Light can be opened at leisure or followed as a guide to daily devotions. Either way, its subtle and beautiful reflections on the true meaning of the season will give new dimension to the phrase "holiday preparations".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570755415
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 685,669
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
November 24 - Action in Waiting 1
November 25 - Black Rook in Rainy Weather 13
November 26 - The dangers of Advent 16
November 27 - Meditation 25
November 28 - Waiting for God 27
November 29 - In Defense of Humility 38
November 30 - Annunciation 44
December 1 - Where God Enters 54
December 2 - The Divine Dawning 67
December 3 - Concerning the Light 76
December 4 - A Sky Full of Children 78
December 5 - The Shaking Reality of Advent 82
December 6 - To Be Virgin 96
December 7 - The Penitential Season 102
December 8 - From the Stable to the Cross 107
December 9 - Yielding to God 109
December 10 - Mosaic of the Nativity 118
December 11 - The Original Revolution 120
December 12 - Christmas Joy 127
December 13 - To Believe 132
December 14 - The God We Hardly Knew 141
December 15 - Be Not Afraid 150
December 16 - Genealogy and Grace 159
December 17 - The Man Who Is God 168
December 18 - The Light of the World 171
December 19 - Room for Christ 179
December 20 - Shipwrecked at the Stable 187
December 21 - The Coming of Jesus in Our Midst 204
December 22 - The Holy Mother 208
December 23 - Bethlehem 217
December 24 - To You Christ Is Born 221
December 25 - The Mystery 228
December 26 - Ox and Ass 235
December 27 - The Christmas Gospel 239
December 28 - The Grand Miracle 244
December 29 - Christ's History, and Ours 250
December 30 - The Visited Planet 254
December 31 - The Time of No Room 270
January 1 - When the Time Was Fulfilled 283
January 2 - Only a Rumor 288
January 3 - The Wise Men 290
January 4 - The Journey of the Magi 300
January 5 - The Showing Forth of Christ 303
January 6 - Love Alone 310
January 7 - The Disarming Child 311
Sources and Acknowledgments 324
Index of Authors 328
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