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Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God-With-Us Then, Here, and Now

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: For those who are looking for something honest, something real, something with a little more human grit to it and a little less conventional red and green: Honest Advent offers a new kind of devotional. For too many...


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For those who are looking for something honest, something real, something with a little more human grit to it and a little less conventional red and green: Honest Advent offers a new kind of devotional.


For too many of us, Christmas has lost its wonder. Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life right now. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable brand. Or maybe this sacred story feels too far removed from our world today, a world that's hard to make sense of.


But what if the Christmas story is not just something that happened a long time ago ... but a story that is still happening today? Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God-With-Us Then, Here, and Now illuminates the astonishing, hope-filled truth that the God who showed up in the hardest parts of our humanity is still doing so today.


From celebrated artist-storyteller Scott Erickson: 25 days of heart-stirring images and thought-provoking meditations to rekindle the wonder of God-with-us in this season. Honest Advent creates a space for you to encounter the Incarnate Christ in unexpected places: like a pregnancy announcement in an era of political unrest and empirical bloodshed, the morning sickness of a Middle Eastern teenager, and the shocking biology of birth that goes far beyond the sanitized brand of Christmas as we know it.


Then, through powerful benedictions, prayers, and questions for honest reflection, you will discover how the wonder of God-with-us is still happening today: in your unexpected change of plans, your unaccomplished dreams, your overcrowded lodging, your humble stories of new beginnings. In a world that's difficult to make sense of, and a season that's so often overtaken by consumerism, find here fresh eyes to see this powerfully sacred story.


Jesus appeared in a way no one expected: incarnating by way of human vulnerability. He does the exact same thing in our lives today: bringing light and life through our ordinary everyday vulnerabilities.


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 575761
  • Product Code 9780310361879
  • ISBN 0310361877
  • EAN 9780310361879
  • UPC 025986361877
  • Pages 224
  • Department General Books
  • Category Devotions
  • Sub-Category Christmas & Advent
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Oct 2020
  • Sales Rank 2560
  • Dimensions 213 x 137 x 13mm
  • Weight 0.258kg
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Scott Erickson

Scott Erickson is a writer of humor and satire. His pieces have been published in The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, Bang!, and several humor websites. He is a two-time winner of the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction. One of his stories was included in the book Laugh Your Shorts Off, a compilation of contest winners from the website Humor and Life in Particular.

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