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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426751087
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426751080
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

James A. Harnish is the author of numerous books and Bible studies, including A Disciple’s Path, Strength for the Broken Places, Simple Rules for Money, and You Only Have to Die. He is an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church who has led congregations throughout Florida, most recently Hyde Park in Tampa where he served for twenty-two years. In 2014, after forty-two years of active ministry, he retired from full-time ministry and moved to Winter Haven, Florida, where he lives with his wife, Marsha, and enjoys writing, reading, and playing with his grandchildren.

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James A. Harnish is husband to Martha Hayes, father to Carrie Lynn Ferenac (Andy) and Deborah Jeanne LaRoche (Dan), and grandfather to Julia, Alex and Luke Fernenac. A native of Western Pennsylvania, he has lived in Florida for more than forty years and loves the Sunshine State. He and his family are avid fans of the University of Florida Gators. His books emerge out of his relationships with the people the congreagtions he has served as a United Methodist pastor. He is a graduate of Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary with honorary degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary and Bethune-Cookman University. He serves on the Board of Visitors for Duke Divinity School where he also facilitates the Institute of Preaching.

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It is well written &an easy read.
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I would recommend this book to book groups of course good advent studies for Church's... It is helping me understand What Christmas is really all about..
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In fact, I picked up a collection of Thomas Merton's writings because I liked the sampling of his thinking included in When God Comes Down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By thelifemosaic on January 6, 2013
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I considered several Advent studies this fall and the excellent price, an expanded book preview at Google Books, and content that's easy and fun to read and theologically-sound, I decided Rev. Harnish's "When God Comes Down" was the way to go.

Our small group (8-12 persons weekly) found this an engaging Advent study. Harnish suggests Scripture passages to inspire the reading before each chapter and leaves the text unpublished so readers can review the short, pertinent passages in their favorite translation. Each chapter is short and accessible (under 10 pages), something to read and digest within less than an hour per week. In fact, one meeting we read a chapter out loud as a group and we had plenty of time for discussion in the hour-long study.

The theology is Scripturally-based, acknowledges its historical context, and is inclusive and relevant for people today. Harnish is a United Methodist pastor and as a United Methodist myself, the "God talk" he presented felt sound to me. That said, I believe this study can be used and enjoyed by non-Methodist just as easily.

Each chapter connects well, referencing each other without relying on each other; this is helpful if someone misses a meeting or doesn't do the reading. Harnish also uses the writings and faith journey of Thomas Merton as a thread running throughout the book to great effect for both those in our group who knew Merton well and others who didn't know him.

The chapters cover excellent themes. I appreciated the study starts with Elizabeth and Zechariah, a necessary part of the nativity story that often gets overlooked in the average Christmas pageant. Their chapter's theme is what it takes to confront situations one cannot control.
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By Donna on January 25, 2014
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I never ended up using this as I got very busy this season....will try it next year and see how it is
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By J. Eric Lawson on January 7, 2014
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I try to put my hands on a good Advent devotional every year. It keeps me in tune with the reason for the season through all of the growing distractions.

This one is especially enlightening. I also like the references to other materials and spiritual thinkers. In fact, I picked up a collection of Thomas Merton's writings because I liked the sampling of his thinking included in When God Comes Down.
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By charles m on January 6, 2014
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This book was required reading for our "Advent" study class. However, I was quite surprised to discover that it was really interesting and informative. I really enjoyed reading it!
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By Wendy McCown on January 6, 2014
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Great read in anticipation of Christmas. Prepares you for the real reason we celebrate Christmas. It puts things in perspective.
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I was overall very pleased with this study: the chapters were just the right length, and the content provided ripe material for discussion. I would definitely recommend it.
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It was great. I learned a lot and received a blessing in my life. It has caused me to desire to read the Bible more. It broke the story down and made each person more important than before.
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By jonesiegirl on December 24, 2013
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The book was like new and just what I wanted
to use to teach Sunday School Class. It is great.
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