About the Author
Barbara Brown Taylor is Harry R. Butman Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College in Piedmont, Georgia and Adjunct Professor of Christian Spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of many books, including An Altar in the World. She is an at-large editor for The Christian Century and a sometime commentator on Georgia Public Radio.
Kimberly Bracken Long is Associate Professor of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary. She is the author of The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship and The Eucharistic Theology of the American Holy Fairs, both published by Westminster John Knox Press.
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"As Christmas' cultural and commercial value increases ever more, the spiritual grounding of Advent expectation becomes more and more essential. Taking time for personal reflection and family devotion becomes just another item on parishioners' long to-do lists, often falling below endless shopping, wrapping, baking, and hosting. Sunday worship and Christmas Eve services are their primary opportunities to stop and consider the timeless truth and lasting promise of Advent, and pastors' primary opportunity to touch hearts and lives during this special season."
from the introduction
Table of ContentsCOMPLETE SERVICES
First Sunday of Advent
Second Sunday of Advent
Third Sunday of Advent
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Service of Hope and Healing
Eucharistic Prayers for Advent and Christmas