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Lean Towards the Light this Advent & Christmas by [Christine Aroney-Sine, Lisa DeRosa]

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"I am always impressed with the Godspace resources and 
Lean Towards the Light This Advent & Christmas does not disappoint. The extended journey from Celtic Advent until Epiphany is just what we all need to see us through the season."
~ Alan Hirsch, Author of numerous books on missional spirituality, leadership, and organization. 
"In a world that's spinning fast, that's reliant on technology, that has a never-ended news cycle, that is rifled with division and strife, we can become deeply discouraged, worn-out, cynical. Drawing on the wisdom of the Celtic Christian tradition and a call to return to nature, hospitality, the natural rhythms of life, to non-violence, to beauty, 
Lean Towards the Light This Advent & Christmas--like all of Christine Sine's projects--is a wonderful collaboration of voices and perspectives that will help folks walk through Advent season with hope." 
~ Kathy Escobar, Co-Pastor, The Refuge and author of 
Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the World and Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart.

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Christine Sine
Contemplative activist, passionate gardener, author, and liturgist, Christine loves messing with spiritual traditions and inspiring followers of Jesus to develop creative approaches to spirituality that intertwine the sacred through all of life. She is the founder and facilitator for the popular contemplative blog, Her most recent book is 
The Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in God. (IVP 2019)

Lisa DeRosa
Lisa DeRosa loves God and seeks to follow Jesus in whatever way he leads her. She and her husband live with a small intentional community, called The Mustard Seed House, where they share weekly meals, garden together and serve each other as needs arise. She assists Tom and Christine Sine with their businesses and websites, and

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08KSG4DRL
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (October 5, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 5, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1243 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 181 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ B08KSJPCWP
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  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

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Greetings from Seattle, where I live with my husband, Tom, and my dog, Goldie. I am a passionate organic gardener; in the spring my front porch sprouts an assortment of tomatoes, peppers, squash, and other vegetables awaiting the warmer weather. I am also passionate about helping Christians connect their faith and spiritual disciplines to their everyday life. I call myself a contemplative activist and believe that our spiritual formation should interweave through all of life and equip us to engage in the challenges and struggles of our broken and needy world.

I am the founder and facilitator for the popular contemplative blog Godspace, ( which grew out of my passion for creative spirituality, gardening and sustainability. Together with my husband, Tom, I also co-founded Mustard Seed Associates a small organization that encourages followers of Jesus to think about how the world is changing and how we need to change to be more effective in the future. I recently retired as Executive Director to make time available for writing and speaking.

I am a contemplative activist, passionate gardener, author, and liturgist. I love messing with church traditions and inspiring followers of Jesus to develop creative approaches to spirituality that intertwine the sacred through all of life. I facilitate workshops on contemplative and creative spiritual practices, spirituality and gardening, simplicity and sustainability as well as how to develop a more spiritual rhythm for our lives. I often encourages participants to paint rocks or leaves, plant contemplative gardens, walk labyrinths and create spiritual pathways that draw us into deeper intimacy with God. I am inspired by Celtic Christian spirituality, which has opened my eyes to the God who is present in every moment, every experience and every place. I am open to learning from everyone and everything around.

In a former life, I trained as a physician in Australia practiced in New Zealand and developed and directed the healthcare ministry for Mercy Ships. I spent 12 years on board the mercy ship M/V Anastasis as a seasick doctor, facilitating the development of a program for cleft lip and palate repair and cataract removal as well as setting up medical and dental clinics to help bring health care to the world’s most vulnerable. I have worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Caribbean Islands, Central America and South Pacific. I no longer practice medicine but delight in guiding people towards the health and wholeness of God’s new world.

My newest book, published in March 2019 by InterVarsity Press is The Gift of Wonder:Creative Practices For Delighting in God. Her other books include Rest in the Moment: Reflections for Godly Pauses.(MSA 2016), Return to Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray (MSA 2012), To Garden with God (MSA 2010) Light for the Journey (MSA 2010) GodSpace: Time for Peace in the Rhythms of Life (Barclay Press 2006), and Tales of a Seasick Doctor (Zondervan 1996). Christine and Tom Sine also co-authored Living on Purpose: Finding God’s Best for Your Life. (Baker Books 2002).

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