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About "Approaching Christmas"
This beautiful and thoughtful companion to the season of Advent and Christmas encourages readers to explore the true meaning of the festive season through a combination of reflections, quotations and classic images. The chapters focus on objects and activities we all associate with Christmas - such as making lists, decorations, gifts, Christmas trees, music, food and family - as well as special days such as Christmas Eve and Epiphany. In each section, the author brings together personal experience, Christmas traditions, spiritual reflection and quotations from scripture and other writings through the ages. The result is an imaginative and stimulating exploration of the riches of this season - illustrated throughout with colour reproductions of classic Christmas-themed paintings.
Meet the Author
Jane Williams was born in India, one of five sisters, and read Theology at Cambridge University before going on to work in theological publishing and education.
She has published, amongst other things, Bread, Wine and Women (with Sue Dowell); Perfect Freedom, Lectionary Reflections; Approaching Christmas and, more recently, Approaching Easter. She has also written a Sunday readings column for the Church Times.
Jane now works as a Visiting Lecturer at King's College London, as a Lecturer at the St Paul's Theological Centre, and for Redemptorist Publications.
Jane and Rowan (Archbishop of Canterbury) have been married since 1981 and together they have a son and a daughter.