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God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas
Westminster John Knox Press / 2012 / Hardcover
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Now repackaged in a beautiful hardback edition, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's (1906-1945) God Is In the Manger is a wonderful devotional to use during the Advent season for quiet meditations on the true meaning of Christmas. His writings have been arranged thematically (Waiting, Mystery, Redemption, Incarnation), one for each day of the week, and continues through the Twelve Days of Christmas and Epiphany. You'll also find an informative introduction on Bonhoeffer's life, excerpts from his letters, and passages from his Christmas sermons.
These forty stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons, these daily reflections are timeless and moving reminders of the true meaning of Christmas. Now repackaged in a beautiful hardback edition, it makes the perfect holiday gift.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most well-known and beloved theologians of the twentieth century. Renowned for his classic works Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer's legacy took on another dimension when he was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
"These Advent and Christmas reflections of Bonhoeffer flew from his prison cell, flung open the doors of hope, and sailed heavenward as heart-wrenching prayers, prayers from a condemned man, prayers from a hopeful man, prayers from a man who embodied what it means to pray 'May your kingdom come.' This will be my Advent and Christmas book." Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University, and author of The Jesus Creed and The Blue Parakeet
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