O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

The front cover of O Come, O Come Emmanuel: A Christmas carol devotional for Advent. Photo: Musical notes and Christmas candles.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel


On the Church calendar for the majority of Christian denominations is a season called Advent; a period of around four weeks intended to be a time of preparation and waiting and prayerful reflection in anticipation of the anniversary of Christ’s birth.

To help readers during Advent, this book provides 28 devotional readings, each based on the words of a Christmas carol and each written by a different writer.

Just as there are a range of Christmas carols – ‘Joy to the World’ is very different from ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ – there is great variety in these reflections: some are very personal, some are more academic, some are joyful and others are more sombre in mood. With lyrics of carols old and new featured in full, O Come, O Come,Emmanuel offers the opportunity to reflect on well-loved words or perhaps find a new favourite carol in these pages.

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