An Advent Calendar for a World in Waiting
by Margaret Silf
Publisher:BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship)
'The first of December and Christmas, is just around the corner! It's the season of expectation, of hope, of anticipation. A season of dreams, and, for Christmas, a season where the deepest dream of all mankind meets. Face to face, with God's own dream for God's creation, made visible and tangible to everyone who seeks. ' This is the first paragraph of the Introduction and beautifully illustrates the starting point for this book. Each week has a different theme such as Glimpses of Trust, or of Guidance or Wisdom. Each day through Advent to Epiphany, Margaret Silf has carefully chosen a reading from the Bible, then meditated, at a satisfying length, on what we have read. By telling stories personal to her, sharing her thoughts and beliefs, she encourages us to spend time with the passage too. She finishes up with a short prayer. Highly recommended.
(This review replaces the entry for the previous edition, 1-841-01255-6, reviewed 14/09/2002.)
Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew (08/10/16)