Mystery and wonder are threads that weave through the seasons of Advent and Christmas. During these days we are reminded that we live in "now and not-yet" time. The Season of Hope: A Companion Through the Days of Advent and Christmas is a devotional resource that offers daily readings and reflections to companion us through this now and not-yet time. The Advent readings invite us to live with expectancy and hope, as we prepare to greet the one who comes to us again and again. The wonder and awe of the Christmas story affirms afresh God's presence in uncertain times. The readings through the 12 days of Christmas help us recognise the ways in which we gather strength from being grounded in God's wisdom. The 40 personal meditations contained in this book provide a wise and insightful guide through the days of Advent and Christmas, encouraging an opening of self to a deeper intimacy with God, and fresh insight into God's promises and faithfulness.
Cathie Talbot has been involved in Christian Education for almost 20 years, beginning as a church school leader and later working as the Coordinator of Christian Education at Comox United Church, in Comox, British Columbia. She is a writer and editor of Christian Education resources, first for The Whole People of God, and currently for Seasons of the Spirit. She is Curriculum Editor for Wood Lake Publishing, and divides her time between the office in Kelowna, British Columbia, and working from her home on Vancouver Island.
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