Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent
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At Christmas we are sucked up into a vortex of indulgence---whether of decorations, gifts, or delicacies. The tinsel, the lights, and the wrapping paper create an illusion of abundance. What a far cry from Jesus' own coming, born in a stable in Bethlehem to an adolescent mother, and soon afterward, his family's flight to Egypt. 90 pages, softcover. Westminster John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 90
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664262279
ISBN-13: 9780664262273

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To "prepare for Christmas" in our society is to be sucked into a vortex of indulgence, from decor to gifts to calorie-rich foods. Layer upon layer of tinsel, lights, and wrapping paper create the illusion of abundance, disguising the feeling of emptiness in our souls. The arrival of the Messiah, by contrast, is true abundance disguised by the impression of scarcity. Training our eyes to see through the rough stable, the adolescent mother, and the anxious escape to Egypt, we can see in that poverty and powerlessness the wonder of God's abundant life and grace coming down to dwell among us.


This powerful devotional by best-selling author Walter Brueggemann includes daily reflections on the Scriptures and stories of Advent in order to invite us to see beyond the world's faux extravagance and realize the true feast laid out before us. Twelve prayers are also included for the twelve days of Christmas.

Author Bio

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Journey to the Common Good, and Chosen? Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

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