Advent Reflections - Cycle C (November 2018)
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Come, Lord Jesus, Come:
Walking Through the Advent Season Together
By Ruth Haley Barton
Ruth Haley Barton (Doctor of Divinity, Northern Seminary) is founder of the Transforming Center. A teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, she is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life including Life Together in Christ, Pursuing God’s Will Together, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Sacred Rhythms, and Invitation to Solitude and Silence.
- Perspective on Advent as a season of transformation.
- Five reflections (including Christmas Eve) with a penetrating prayer and reflection question on the theme of the week
- Full Scripture text (NRSV) for each week of Advent (Cycle C)
- Guidance for using the Revised Common Lectionary
- A poem by Saint John of the Cross
- Significant price break for larger orders as low as $2.50 per book–ideal for whole communities!
This beautiful 16 page booklet with antique engravings is designed to help congregations, small groups, spiritual friends, and individuals walk through the four Sundays of Advent together. A perfect tool to introduce people to the practice of following the lectionary through the seasons of the Church year, this book contains Scripture references for each Sunday of Advent through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (based on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C), a guided meditation, questions for reflection, and a prayer that draws the reader into the themes of Advent. Questions can be used for group discussion or personal reflection.
A longer reflection entitled "Training in Waiting" provides instruction on the purpose and value of engaging the season of Advent for spiritual transformation along with practical instructions on how to make the most of this resource.
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Single copies of our popular Advent: Music in Solitude CD, and our Christmastide: Music in Solitude CD are available bundled with our Advent Reflections booklets. Peaceful instrumental piano with strings, synth pads and light percussion— click here to listen to a sample from our Advent CD.