Daily Reflections for Advent 2017
Author: Mike Pettengill
Advent is for adoring Jesus. It is a season of preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel's arrival - the coming of our eternal God in frail, human flesh. This is the greatest wonder of history's many wonders, something too stupendous to celebrate just on one day. Advent is a way of lengthening the joy of Christmas. These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our prayer is that God would use these readings to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus this December and keep him as the center and greatest treasure of your Christmas season. The candles and candies have their place, but we want to make sure that in all the Christmas rush and hubbub, we adore Jesus above all.
Daily Readings for Advent
Author: John Piper
Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus --Richard Rohr Advent is a time to focus our expectation and anticipation on the adult Christ, the Cosmic Christ, who challenges us to empty ourselves, to lose ourselves, to surrender. Preparing for Christmas offers daily meditations, prayers, Scripture readings, and questions for reflection for each day of Advent.
Daily Meditations for Advent
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Franciscan Media
Reflections for Daily Prayer is a highly valued daily Bible companion based on the Common Worship Lectionary. Each day, Monday to Saturday, some of the very best writers from across the Anglican tradition offer insightful, informed and inspiring reflections on one of the day’s readings for Morning Prayer. Their reflections will appeal to anyone who values both the companionship of daily Bible notes and the structure of the Lectionary. For every day (excluding Sundays) of the 2016/17 church year, there are full references and a quotation from the day’s set of Scripture readings, a concise but challenging commentary on the readings and a collect. In addition, the book includes a simple order for morning and night prayer, an introduction to the practice of daily prayer by Bishop John Pritchard and a guide to reading the Bible reflectively by Bishop Stephen Cottrell.
Author: Steven Croft,Joanna Collicutt ,Paula Gooder,Helen-Ann Hartley,Libby Lane,Graham James,Helen Orchard,Angela Tilby
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Reflections for Daily Prayer is a popular daily Bible reading guide based on the Common Worship Daily Prayer Lectionary. Many of today’s leading spiritual and theological writers are regular contributors. Reflections for Advent is a seasonal extract from the main 2017-18 annual volume and is designed to give new readers a taste of the high standard of spiritual and theological writing that makes Reflections so popular. A first-class line up of writers provides a quality, yet inexpensive daily devotional companion throughout Advent – a season that is increasingly important in popular devotion. For each day there are full Lectionary references, engaging commentary on one of the readings and a collect for the day. In addition, a simple form of daily prayer for Advent is included and a guide to keeping the season well.
Author: Christopher Cocksworth,Malcolm Guite,Samuel Wells
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Daily Prayer is the perfect companion for your spiritual journey. Versatile and easy-to-use, this trusted resource has assisted Catholics in deepening their faith and prayer life for over a decade.
Author: Mary C. Dumm ,Randall R. Phillips
Advent is for adoring Jesus. The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of year. But it’s also a season of reflection and preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s coming—the arrival of our eternal God in our own frail humanity. This is the greatest of history’s many wonders, something too stupendous to celebrate just on one day. Advent is a way of lengthening and intensifying the joy of Christmas. These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our hope is that God would use these meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and help you keep him at the center of your Christmas season.
Daily Readings for Advent
Author: John Piper
Award-winning journalist and popular blogger Deacon Greg Kandra accompanies you in prayer and reflection through the busy days and long nights of the Advent season to help you spiritually prepare for Christmas. In Daily Devotions for Advent 2018, he comforts, challenges, and leads you toward the undying hope of Christ’s birth. Daily Devotions for Advent 2018 offers prayerful guidance from the first Sunday of Advent to Christmas Day through a daily reflection on the gospel reading, a focused spiritual exercise, and a brief prayer that sums up the day’s theme and asks for God’s blessing. Deacon Greg Kandra, creator of The Deacon’s Bench and popular blogger, will challenge you to celebrate Advent with patience and help you be ready for a happy and holy Christmas. He keeps you focused on the mystery of Christ’s coming and shows you how to prepare your heart to welcome him. Each two-page daily devotion offers brief Bible verses, prayers, wise and practical reflections on the Word of God, and an easy-to-do spiritual exercise that you can usually accomplish in a single day. Kandra’s daily reflections will help root your Advent journey in the daily gospel readings and lead you to spiritual renewal as you get ready for Christmas. The compact size and affordable pricing make this ideal for individuals as well as bulk purchases in parishes, schools, diocesan offices, and other Catholic settings. The Living Gospel series of devotionals for Lent and Advent offers spiritual insight and practical wisdom from popular Catholic preachers, speakers, and homilists. A new voice each season and a simple format invite Catholics to hear and embrace the living Word of God.
Author: Greg Kandra
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
These Advent reflections by the abbess of a Poor Clare monastery and accomplished spiritual writer focus our attention on the coming of Jesus into our lives. There is a double movement to this coming: our active preparation to be ready for him, on one hand, and our patient waiting for the Lord to arrive in his own good time, on the other. There is an art to this simultaneous preparing and waiting, and who knows better than the late and beloved Mother Mary Francis how to encourage us in our attempts to master this art. The joyful yet challenging teaching that we have come to expect from Mother Mary Francis is on display in these Advent conferences written for her spiritual daughters at the Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Meditating on passages from Scripture about the coming of the Messiah into both our world and our hearts, Mother challenges us to persevere in overcoming our faults, while keeping our eyes on the Lord who has called us to himself, for it is he who, through the gifts of his grace, will complete in us the work of sanctification which he has begun. Although written for Advent, the wisdom of Mother Mary Francis collected by her sisters for this volume is profitable at any time, because a Christian life is one of constant growth into the very likeness of God.
Meditations on the Art of Waiting
Author: Mother Mary Francis
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Rather than criticizing trappings of the holiday season, this book looks at them from the viewpoint of Christian contemplation, once aptly described as “a long, loving look at the real.” The author, a Benedictine monk who lives in the center of downtown Newark, New Jersey, invites the reader to join him on his daily walks as he points out dozens of often-unnoticed connections between our holidays and the spiritual meaning of Advent and Christmas. In a string of colored lights, a crowd of shoppers, or the window of a toy store, he uncovers such traditional Advent themes as watchful waiting, repentance, and selfless love. On the bustling sidewalks, he introduces us to Isaiah, John the Baptist, and Jesus himself, all speaking their ancient Advent and Christmas messages of peace and hope and good will.
A Benedictine Walk through Advent
Author: Albert Holtz, O.S.B.
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
This book contains an order of prayer for each day of the school year; it is organized for easy use, and is a great catechetical tool.
Author: Margaret Burk,Vivian E. Williams
“Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus,” Richard Rohr asserts. Advent is a time to focus our expectations and anticipation on “the adult Christ, the Cosmic Christ,” who challenges us to empty ourselves, to lose ourselves, to surrender. Drawing on selections from his best-selling inspirational lecture on CD, Preparing for Christmas With Richard Rohr, this booklet provides daily reflections and prayers for the Advent season, along with each day's Scripture readings and questions for reflection. A wonderful resource for personal prayer, this attractive, 80-page, pocket-sized booklet is a perfect companion for your Advent preparation.
Daily Reflections for Advent
Author: Richard Rohr
Advent is a season almost forgotten by the secular world. With new toys and electronics available, why should we focus on this time of anticipation? Most everyone cannot wait for Christmas morning to arrive, but is it for the right reason? Sarah A. Reinhard designed "Welcome Baby Jesus" for you and your family to capture some of what's intended by the liturgical season of Advent. Each day has a Scripture quote from the Sunday gospel readings, a brief reflection, and an action to complete. With each passing Sunday, your Advent Wreath will grow brighter, your family's faith will grow stronger, and the true meaning of this season will be discovered. View sample pages. "Booklet"
Advent and Christmas Reflections for Families
Author: Sarah A. Reinhard
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Take time this Advent to rediscover what it means to be Catholic with "Rediscover Advent," the new book from internationally known speaker and author Matthew Kelly. Each day you will find a brief citation from one of the lectionary readings for the day, a reflection on some aspect of Catholic faith and practice taken from Kellys bestselling book "Rediscover Catholicism," one or two questions for meditation, and a brief prayer. These timely and inspirational words will help renew your enthusiasm for being Catholic, while encouraging you to delve more deeply into the spirituality of the Advent season. Designed for individual reading or for group study, Rediscover Advent is the perfect companion as you prepare for the coming of Christ, both this year and for years to come.
Author: Matthew Kelly
Publisher: St Anthony Messenger Press
Prepare spiritually for the coming of Christ with this popular, easy-to-use annual guide. During the especially busy Advent and Christmas seasons, this book offers brief, down-to-earth reflections that bring prayer and Scripture into everyday life in a thought-provoking and lasting way. Through Mary DeTurris Poust’s insightful reflections on Scripture readings from the daily Mass, readers will grow in their understanding of the word of God. This book will help busy people achieve their goal of enriching their personal prayer life during the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas 2017-18
Author: Mary DeTurris Poust
Publisher: Liturgical Press
‘Tom Wright is simply crucial; his writing can transform one’s life.’ Anne Rice Join Tom Wright on a journey with the Apostles, exploring the New Testament themes of thankfulness, patience, humility and joy. Within each of these themes, Wright offers a week of daily readings and meditations, beginning with the Sunday reading in the Revised Common Lectionary and ending with stimulating questions for personal reflection or group discussion. Drawing on key passages in his popular For Everyone series of commentaries, these sparkling reflections take you on a journey of spiritual enlightenment, guiding you towards the wonder and joy of Christmas. ‘Tom Wright is, as always, brilliant at distilling immense scholarship into vivid, clear and accessible form.’ Rowan Williams
A Journey With the Apostles
Author: Tom Wright
"Daily reflections for Advent and Christmas based on the bestselling Dawn of the Messiah by Edward Sri, with new questions for reflection, Scripture, and prayers"--
Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas
Author: Edward Sri
Publisher: Servant Books
Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from his Christmas sermons, these daily devotions are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas.
Reflections on Advent and Christmas
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Discover the Gospel of John and encounter the Mercy of God! A clear-cut and effective way to meditate daily on Saint John’s Gospel. Read the entire Gospel within one year! An entry for each day of the calendar year: - a short quotation from Saint John’s Gospel. - an original, down-to-earth reflection composed by one of the book’s twenty-five gifted spiritual authors, including Heather King, Anthony Esolen, Fr. Vincent Nagle, F.S.C.B., Fr. George Rutler, and Fr. Joseph Lienhard, S.J. - a thought-provoking final prayer. An ideal way to incorporate Scripture reading into your daily prayer life. A perfect help to prepare for Sunday Mass. A great guide for Bible study groups or faith-sharing. A concrete approach for your family to grow closer to the heart and mind of Christ.
Daily Reflections on the Gospel of Saint John