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Christmas sparkles brighter when you celebrate the season in all its fullness. In this innovative book, Sybil MacBeth turns her eyes toward reclaiming Advent and Epiphany as more than just parentheses around Christmas. Memoir, front-porch theology, and pages of practices and activities invite you into a deeper relationship with a time of year you may have never really discovered before.
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Joy to the World: Advent Activities for Your FamilyKathleen M. BasiLiguori Publications / 2010 / Trade Paperback$4.49 Retail:1 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Praying In Color [Portable Edition]: Drawing a New Path to GodSybil MacBethParaclete Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Praying in Color has been translated into Spanish, Italian and Korean. Her 2014 book The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Extremist (Paraclete Press, Fall 2014) invites people to experience the richness of the holiday season at home. Learn more at Sybils website and blog: prayingincolor.com.
"This fun, colorful little book is designed for those who wish to get more out of the Christmas holiday season. Asserting that most people are so focused on Christmas Day they fail to enjoy the complete season, MacBeth offers prayers, songs, practices and activities to counter the busy-ness of the season. The author begins by explaining the distinctiveness of each part of the season and reviewing past and current holiday practices. Innovative ideas abound; try an Advent exercise which combines voice and body movement to tell the stories of Zechariah and Mary. Other ideas include creating olfactory memories by planting flowers during Advent and watching them grow and praying using a homemade "Twelve days of Christmas" calendar. On Christmas, go to church, light white candles, and bring simple gifts, such as leaves, twigs, and notes, to the manger under the tree to recall Christs gift to the world. During Epiphany, hang stars and white lights, learn the Song of Simeon, and read stories of Jesus adult life. This little gem of a book is packed with ideas to help you create new traditions and brighten the season. Appropriate for all church libraries."
Ellen Bosman, Church & Synagogue Library Association, CLT Media Review Editor