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Inside the Christmas Story
Reflections for Advent
by Anthony and Melanie Bash
The back cover of the book tells you ‘If you are troubled by the loss of ‘Christ in Christmas’ and by the noise, pressure and materialism of secular Advent and its emphasis on the material and commercial rather than preparation for Christmas, this book will help to restore the balance.’ This sums it up very well, but I would also add that at the end it stresses that unlike the commercial world would have us believe, Christmas Celebrations should not end with Christmas Day!
As I started to read I thought ‘I know all that!’ but of course not everyone does and it does no harm to remind those of us who think they know it all, of the information that we may have glossed over with its familiarity and , yes, I admit it, there are still snippets of information I did not know and thoughts drawn to my attention that will help in the coming weeks. We can always learn something new if we are willing.
Well worth giving attention to.
Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew (29/10/12)