God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas (Reader's Edition)

God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas (Reader's Edition)


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Christmas is the season most difficult to grasp and understand in all its spiritual richness. The sentimentality and commercialism that dominate the season tend to obscure the profound mystery at its heart: the Incarnation. God with Us provides the perfect way to slow down and reconnect with the liturgical and sacramental traditions of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. In this volume of daily meditations, some of today's most esteemed writers on the spiritual life offer a tapestry of reflection, Scripture, prayer, and history. 

Contributors include Beth Bevis, Scott Cairns, Emilie Griffin, Richard John Neuhaus, Kathleen Norris, Eugene Peterson, and Luci Shaw. 

"The birth of Jesus, kept fresh in our imaginations and prayers in song and story, keeps our feet on solid ground and responsive to every nuance of obedience and praise evoked by the life all around us."
-Eugene Peterson, from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612617077
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 815,523
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Editor Greg Pennoyer is president of The Humanitas Group, which manages creative endeavors designed to enrich our understanding of what it means to be human. He is cofounder of the Centre for Cultural Renewal, member of the Board of Directors for Image Journal, and co-editor with Gregory Wolfe of God for Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction Eugene Peterson 1

Living the Church Year: An Invitation 11

First Week of Advent Richard John Neuhaus 17

Second Week of Advent Scott Cairns 45

Third Week of Advent Luci Shaw 73

Fourth Week Of Advent Kathleen Morris 95

December 25 Christmas Day

From Christmas To Epiphany Emilie Grithis 127

Histories of the Feast Days Beth Bevis

December 6 Feast of Saint Nicholas 35

December 8 The Conception of the Virgin Mary 63

December 24 Christmas Eve 109

December 25 Christmas Day or The Nativity of Our Lord 117

December 26 Feast of Saint Stephen 125

December 27 Feast of Saint John the Evangelist 131

December 28 Feast of the Holy innocents 137

January 1 Feast of Mary the Mother of God 147

January 6 Feast of the Epiphany 159

Holy Family or The First Sunday after Christmas 165

Notes 171

Acknowledgments 177

Contributors 179

Editors 181

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