The Advent season is a search for quiet in the midst of busy, a search for meaning in the midst of over abundance. My family has found just a few books we love, resources we use. And we enjoy the freedom to change as the years pass and the children grow older.
3 Advent Books or Resources
For many years we read aloud through the books for families by Arnold Ytreeide: Jotham’s Journey, Batholomew’s Passage and Tabitha’s Travels. Now those books take a special place on the living room shelves each November, sitting in ready for afternoon reading by the tree.
“Watch for the Light ~Readings for Advent and Christmas.” This book is published by Plough Publishing House and is exceedingly beautiful. With readings written by Aquinas, Bonhoeffer, Eliot, L’Engle, Lewis and many others the book is full of the richness and beauty of many voices, to go beyond the hustle and bustle of each day and to really look into the hard places of truth and sacrifice. The writings are not the easy, happy tidings one can easily find during the Christmas season. No, the writings contemplate the harder places, the battle within each of us to even want to be still and be quiet. Quiet enough to think about what this season really means.
I have found the readings to be heavy, Heavy, but good, nourishing. It may take me a year or two to make it through. I’m like that, a slow walk through a deep book is best for me.
One other resource that I am excited about using is Asheritah Ciuciu’s “unwrapping THE NAMES OF JESUS ebook. While many of the other resources I listed are good, and will be used in one way or another this season, “unwrapping THE NAMES OF JESUS“ has me very excited.
So these are a few of the Advent resources on our shelves and table for this Advent. What are you reading this season?