A Circle in the Dark: Daily Meditations for Advent by Rachael A. Keefe

By Rachael A. Keefe

This ebook invitations the reader to event creation as a non secular trip to Bethlehem, a trip from darkness to gentle. each one week explores the conventional issues of desire, Peace, pleasure, and Love which are current in the course of the season. It starts off at the first Sunday of creation inviting the reader to be open to new or unforeseen encounters with God, to discover the secret and beauty so frequently ignored in day by day lifestyles. 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 endured fight to discover mild in a depressing global. because the trip unfolds, the reader will stroll during the chilly bleakness of the iciness 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 should be drawn in through the shiny photographs and correct messages of the poems. equally, these for whom biblical texts are much less popular will locate fascinating and obtainable photos that would recommended a wish to examine extra. Laypeople and clergy throughout denominations will locate convenience and problem within the customary being made new may still they settle for the invitation to hunt the sunshine of Christ at the lengthy, usually tough, trip to Bethlehem.

"These creation meditations are the main not easy, inventive, and significant ones ever released. Rachael Keefe integrates her biblical wisdom, her pastoral and prophetic views, her mental and religious realizing of people, and her personal life's pilgrimage to provide profound insights and demanding situations for our non secular trip via introduction. Anyone's introduction can be enriched and made extra significant via interacting with Keefe's soul and brain within the meditations."
-Merle Jordan
Emeritus Professor
Boston college tuition of Theology

"Rachael Keefe deals contributors 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 photographs that ascertain the complexity of recent existence. via her poetry that resonates with Scripture, she opens up a number of layers of a lived religion that retains wish alive in the course of doubt. Readers will locate the braveness to dream back. This ebook is a helpful 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 medical institution, the kingdom psychiatric facility. She is the writer of Negotiating the Shadows (2010).

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