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Preparing for Christmas: Daily Reflections for Advent Paperback – August 29, 2008
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Written by a Catholic priest, this short book contains a number of great meditations that help orient your thoughts each day. It's compact size makes it easy to fit in the briefcase or purse and the thoughts are deep and worth great reflection.
Other books that made our list of Christmas "musts" include: 30 Scripture Readings for Christmas (Year Long Bible Reading Series),A Minimalist Family Christmas, and The Christmas Bus.
I found the daily reflections challenging and thought provoking. While I read a few reviews that stated the writings weren’t challenging enough, I found just the opposite. There were some instances and days the meditation presented by Fr Rohr was all I could handle; a simple statement for consideration read with an open mind/heart was all that was needed to send me on a soul-searching adventure for the day. Personally, I appreciate such depth and insightful wisdom packaged in concise statements and questions. Sometimes, the less words are used, the better.
The structure and outline of the devotional weeks was very clean and easy to follow. Each week begins with a selection of Scripture texts that follow the Lectionary. All three years are included, so this devotional booklet can be used with any cycle (A, B, or C). The weekdays draw selectively from all of the years, some of them note the cycle they are drawn from and others do not. Rohr ends each meditation with a reflection question that helps to internalize the meditation and make it very personal. This Advent devotional is not about information… it is about transformation.
This will be a great resource for future Christmas seasons. It has everything a reflective sojourner might need for an Advent journey; it has daily meditations, prayers, Scripture readings, and reflection questions to spur deeper thought and introspection.Read more ›
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This is my second year reading this book leading up to Advent. It is perfect for slowing down and truly remembering why we celebrate Christmas. A must read for next year!Published 19 months ago by T. Helfrich
Just okay. Although I have enjoyed several of Father Rohr's books, sometimes he strays too far from Orthodoxy for me personally. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
It was so refreshing to ground myself each day with reminders of what the Season is about - by the time Christmas Day arrived, I truly had the Christmas Spirit!Published on January 25, 2014 by Melinda K. Needham
Richard Rohr's Advent reflections is a spirit filled daily meditation that not only prepared my family for Christmas but was also the catalyst for great family conversations and... Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Easy to read and to the point. Challenged my comfortable "interpretation" of familiar scripture. Caused me to think with "the mind of Christ."Published on December 18, 2013 by BTF
This is a wonderful, thought provoking discussion of the meaning of Advent and the coming of Jesus into our world and our lives. Read morePublished on December 14, 2013 by Susan Nalle
Such a great thought provoking book to read during advent. This copy went to a dear friend who introduced me to Richard Rohr.Published on December 6, 2013 by paula
I have used many Advent meditation booklets, but find Richard Rohr's to be the most insightful. I bought 4this year to pass out to friends.Published on December 2, 2013 by Mary C.