O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
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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Growing Gracefully by Catherine Wyles aims to challenge the mind-set that older people are past their best-before date.
Flourishing in the Wilderness by Alice Swain seeks to show how God is with us and teaching us through trials and tribulations.
Second helpings by Peter Mylechreest is a book to dip into for intriguing insights, anecdotes and food for thought.