- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Loyola Press; 1st edition (September 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0829412727
- ISBN-13: 978-0829412727
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,146,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Momma's Enchanted Supper: Stories for the Long Evenings of Advent, A Memoir Hardcover – September, 1999
From Publishers Weekly
Loyola Press repackages Carol DeChant's charming 2001 memoir, Momma's Enchanted Supper: Stories for the Long Evenings of Advent. DeChant organizes the humorous, poignant family vignettes according to the liturgical season of Advent, a period which "looks to past struggles while calling us to a grace-filled future."
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DeChant offers an engaging assortment of heartwarming and heartrending stories culled from six generations of her family's history. The book is artfully designed as a literary Advent calendar, with each anecdote preceded by a brief quotation from one of the recommended Scripture readings for that date. Since this work is a direct outgrowth of DeChant's belief that people understand and interpret the ever-evolving Bible in light of their own unique experiences and histories, she also includes personal reflections pertaining to each story and its corresponding biblical passage. This delightfully wholesome collection of memories and meditations will appeal to readers seeking both entertainment and inspiration during the Christmas season. Margaret Flanagan
Top Customer Reviews
The funniest family memoir was the one about when Nikita Khrushchev came to visit their family home. That was a hoot. Otherwise, they seemed kind of quirky and meaningless. If you can get this book out of the library, fine, but I could not really recommend buying this book as an Advent Bible meditation. The unusual title and the reviews caused me to buy it for our Lutheran church library. I would suggest Advent meditation books by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton or Walter Wangerin before I would recommend this one. They seem to offer more meat and deeper more mature, fully-realized, and better thought-out meanings than this one. The stories here don't seem to have a homey-ness that the title implies we will find. I was prepared to like it a lot more than I really did.
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Momma's Enchanted Supper is an enchanting collection of
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