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Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

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Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

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“As Lauren Winner says "Maybe it’s not right to think of feasting during the somewhat penitential season of Advent, but that is what this book is: a sumptuous feast.” 

In keeping with At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time (“a thing of beauty” and “a literary treasure trove and devotional feast,” two reviewers called it) this collection contains daily and weekly inspirational readings to help the reader prayerfully experience God through the liturgical seasons of winter. Well-loved classics by Andersen, Dickens, and Eliot join contemporary works by Frederick Buechner and Gary Schmidt. Poems by Donne, Herbert, and Rossetti are paired with newer voices: Scott Cairns, Benjamín Alire Sáenz, Susanna Childress, and Amit Majmudar. Readers are invited to experience Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany in its raw strangeness, stripped of sentiment, and to turn toward Emmanuel.

Sarah Arthur is a fun-loving speaker and the author of ten books ranging from popular devotionals to serious engagement with theology and literature. A graduate of Wheaton College and Duke Divinity School, she speaks around the country on the role of imagination and narrative in spiritual formation. She is the editor-curator of Paraclete Press’s At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time (2011) and Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (2014). When she isn’t chasing two small boys around the house, Sarah can be found gardening, writing young adult novels, and volunteering in youth ministry at Sycamore Creek United Methodist Church in Lansing, MI, where her husband, Tom, is pastor. www.saraharthur.info

ISBN: 9781612614199

ISBN-10: 9781612614199

Publisher: Paraclete Press

Publication Date: 10/01/2014 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/01/2014 - 12:00am

Pages: 192

Language: English

Categories

Religion / Holidays / Christmas & Advent

Religion / Holidays / Christian

Religion / Christianity / Literature & the Arts

Religion / Christian Living / Devotional

Religion / Devotional

Fiction / Christian / Collections & Anthologies