Ready, Steady, Slow is a day-by-day pocket companion that will help you slow down your pace during the Christmas season. Each day from December 1 through December 24 is a reading, a prayer, a short reflection and a reference to a YouTube clip where you can listen to a helpful message. Some of the contributors to this small book are Paula Gooder, Stephen Cottrell, Nick Baines, and Jan McFarlane. It also includes an introduction from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
"For Advent, care for one another, care for our world. It's the only one we've got."
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, launching Ready Steady Slow
During Advent 2009, thousands of visitors to the Church of England's website enjoyed advice and inspiration on slowing down and leaving behind the pressures of December via the popular Why We Are Waiting
Now, the benefits of the campaign are available to a wider audience with this handy pocket guide. It offers a daily practical tip to help you stay cool from December 1 to 24, as well as a reading, a prayer, a short reflection and a reference to an online video with a helpful message. Each day's content is based on a real observation relevant to the season.
With contributions from popular figures in the Church of England - Paula Gooder, Stephen Cottrell, Nick Baines, Jan McFarlane and David Shreeve - Ready Steady Slow is essential reading for anyone who longs for a happy, stress-free and peaceful run-up to Christmas.
Full list of Contributors:
Nick Baines, Dave Bookless, Stephen Cottrell, Paula Gooder, James Jones, John Kiddle, Jan McFarlane, Roger Morris, Jonathan Sacks, John Saxbee, John Sentamu, David Shreeve, Tim Thornton
'A thoughtful encouragement for restoring some perspective to Christmas ... The text from various contributors is pithy and thought-provoking.'
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