By Rachael A. Keefe

This e-book invitations the reader to adventure creation as a religious trip to Bethlehem, a trip from darkness to gentle. every one week explores the normal subject matters of wish, Peace, pleasure, and Love which are current in the course of the season. It starts at the first Sunday of introduction inviting the reader to be open to new or unforeseen encounters with God, to discover the secret and beauty so usually ignored in daily existence. each one day-by-day meditation deals a poetic, insightful mirrored image on scripture verses that voice the human spirit's eager for the Holy Spirit--the persisted fight to discover mild in a depressing international. because the trip unfolds, the reader will stroll in the course of the chilly bleakness of the wintry weather season and the bitterness of melancholy, guided via the desire, peace, pleasure, and love promised in Christ, fulfilled on Christmas Day.
Those conversant in biblical texts may be drawn in by means of the bright photographs and suitable messages of the poems. equally, these for whom biblical texts are much less renowned will locate interesting and obtainable photos that would recommended a wish to examine extra. Laypeople and clergy throughout denominations will locate convenience and problem within the popular being made new should still they settle for the invitation to hunt the sunshine of Christ at the lengthy, usually tough, trip to Bethlehem.

"These introduction meditations are the main hard, artistic, and significant ones ever released. Rachael Keefe integrates her biblical wisdom, her pastoral and prophetic views, her mental and religious realizing of individuals, and her personal life's pilgrimage to provide profound insights and demanding situations for our non secular trip via creation. Anyone's creation might be enriched and made extra significant through interacting with Keefe's soul and brain within the meditations."
-Merle Jordan
Emeritus Professor
Boston collage tuition of Theology

"Rachael Keefe bargains members and groups of religion a clean, well timed, and actual invitation to the season of introduction. Her readers will locate thought-provoking verses with references and pictures that make sure the complexity of contemporary lifestyles. via her poetry that resonates with Scripture, she opens up a number of layers of a lived religion that retains desire alive in the course of doubt. Readers will locate the braveness to dream back. This e-book is a priceless source for private reflections and public worship."
-Sharon G. Thornton
Professor of Pastoral Theology
Andover Newton Theological School

Rachael Keefe is the chaplain on the New Hampshire health facility, the kingdom psychiatric facility. She is the writer of Negotiating the Shadows (2010).

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