Adapted from Edward Sri's book, The Dawn of the Messiah: The Coming of Christ in Scripture, this book offers reflections for every day from the beginning of Advent through January 1. With an emphasis on the greatness and wonder of the coming of Christ, each commentary also includes Scriptural references and a prayer. Daily questions bring home to the reader God's plan of salvation through the birth of Christ.
Perhaps the Christmas story has become almost too familiar. A virgin giving birth. A child laid in a manger. Shepherds greeted by angels. The Christmas story has become so familiar that the profound, even shocking, nature of the incarnation might be overlooked. But what if we had never heard the story before? What if we were hearing it for the first time, like the first-century Jews? These events certainly would not be taken for grantedthey would signal something new: the dawning of the long-awaited Messiah.
This Advent, put yourself in that ancient Jewish world. Containing an entry for each day of Advent and continuing through the Christmas season, Dr. Ted Sri will help you to discover spiritual treasures in the Gospels and gain a new understanding of the coming of Christ.
Dr. Edward Sri is a nationally known Catholic speaker and the author of several bestselling books. He is provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute and founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Dr. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He resides with his wife, Elizabeth, and their six children in Littleton, Colorado.
The Advent of Christ provides tools and a frame of reference for discursive meditation or discussion. ... The slight size of the book and the easy-to-read narratives render the book a handy tool for daily devotions.
Adria P. Olmi, Catholic Library World