Forty Days With the Messiah
There is only one way we can "hear" such phrases as "For unto us a child is born" or "I know that my redeemer liveth" - and that is to listen to the haunting notes of George Frideric Handel. All...
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There is only one way we can "hear" such phrases as "For unto us a child is born" or "I know that my redeemer liveth" - and that is to listen to the haunting notes of George Frideric Handel. All the words of Messiah are, of course, taken straight from the Bible, in the familiar language of the King James Version. In this book David Winter uses those same words to provide a devotional and meditative guide to the text of Messiah, section by section. We simply take it for granted that we know what these familiar words are meant to say to us. But in fact the text of Messiah is a finely constructed piece of biblical interpretation, selected by Charles Jennens, Handel's collaborator. It brings together worship, prophecy, narrative, and vision to weave a wonderful picture of our redemption.
"From the Publisher:" FORTY DAYS WITH THE MESSIAH by David Winter Offers daily reflections on the words and themes of Handel's Messiah for forty days. Provides meaningful spiritual reflection during Lent.
David Winter offers daily reflections on the words and themes of Handel's Messiah for 40 days. Though many people associate the music with Christmas, Winter shows how the text of Messiah also provides meaningful spiritual reflection during Lent. Each day's reading can be easily completed in five minutes and has a theme, biblical quotation, introductory thought, commentary, and reflection.
Canon David Winter is a writer and broadcaster. He is also one of the editors for the People's Bible Commentary series and has written a number of books for BRF including After the Gospels, With Jesus in the Upper Room, Hope in the Wilderness and most recently The Pilgrim's Way. He is also a contributor to BRFs New Daylight Bible reading notes.