Anticipate, wonder, and rejoice during the sacred days of Advent and Christmas with this elegant keepsake volume of stories, poems, prayers, and art from beloved writers and artists through the centuries.
This beautifully designed gift book weaves together some of the most cherished literature, scriptures, poems, and songs celebrating the sacred season of Advent and Christmas. From the ancient words of the prophet Isaiah to the timeless writings of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Henry Van Dyke, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, G.K. Chesterton, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, to contemporary voices such as Eugene Peterson, Luci Shaw, Gayle Boss, and Nikki Grimes, The Advent and Christmas Treasury provides a diverse and delightful assortment of readings to inspire reflection and bring us back to the real meaning of Christmas.
Perfect for reading aloud as a family, giving to a neighbor, friend, or fellow literature-lover, or simply reading on your own with coffee in hand, this book is an invitation to a slower, more meaningful approach to the season of hope.
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"We featured this in last week's Advent newsletter but it dawns on me that some of these nicely presented pieces — not least the fiction excerpts from Louise May Alcott and Charles Dickens, and the holiday poems and prayers and promises — really can be used in a family setting, read out loud or passed around. The artwork is mostly classic, the print in a handsomely done, good sized font, the classy color making it a beloved holiday treasure for you and your children. From the ancient words of Isaiah to the timeless writings of Henry van Dyke, O. Henry, and contemporary poets (Gayle Boss, Eugene Peterson, Nikki Grimes and more), One Great Love is a fine and lovely book with a real assortment of readings. Not too much, not too fussy or heavy, this is a "just right" volume to have on hand for your family gatherings." —Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Books, BookNotes