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Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J.M. Nouwen: Daily Scripture and Prayers together with Nouwen's Own Words Paperback – September 1, 2004
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The 88 page soft-cover book includes 28 days of advent devotionals and 12 days of Christmas devotionals. Each day has a short excerpt of writing from Nouwen, a scripture reading, a prayer and a call to action. The devotional is reflective, practical and will help you put God in the middle of the Christmas season.
I also highly recommend this book as a Christmas gift.
We found that reading it at the dinner table each night after lighting our Advent wreath was a wonderful way to pause the day and remember why this season is so important.
What we loved about the book:
- It's a very short reading, taking us less than 5 minutes each night at dinner.
- There is both a spiritual and practical portion of the daily reading, which gave us fodder for good conversation and thought.
- There is also a prayer with each reading, which we found to be well-written and engaging.
- There are readings for both the Advent & Christmas seasons.
What we didn't love about the book:
- There were some days that seemed to lean more towards Catholic theology (in regards to Mary). We are not Catholic and so these days didn't strike us as poignantly as others. However, they were still good reading and thought-provoking.
Overall, HIGHLY recommend this as part of your Advent and Christmas journey!
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This book really touched my heart with its focus on God's deep, healing love for us.Published 6 months ago by Anne P Strother
Pretty much as expected but had hoped for a more in-depth guide.Published 9 months ago by Donald T. Paul
Really enjoy these reflections and I take it out every Christmas now.Published 9 months ago by Sara Mabrey
the best advent book I have found yet! Henri Nouwen is so insightful and there are nice application ideas for the seasonPublished 19 months ago by sarah D.