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New PDF release: A Circle in the Dark: Daily Meditations for Advent

By Rachael A. Keefe

ISBN-10: 1498260225

ISBN-13: 9781498260220

ISBN-10: 1610973399

ISBN-13: 9781610973397

This ebook invitations the reader to adventure introduction as a non secular trip to Bethlehem, a trip from darkness to mild. every one week explores the conventional subject matters of desire, Peace, pleasure, and Love which are current in the course of the season. It starts off at the first Sunday of creation inviting the reader to be open to new or unforeseen encounters with God, to discover the secret and sweetness so frequently ignored in day by day lifestyles. every one day-by-day meditation bargains a poetic, insightful mirrored image on scripture verses that voice the human spirit's eager for the Holy Spirit--the endured fight to discover gentle in a gloomy international. because the trip unfolds, the reader will stroll throughout the chilly bleakness of the wintry weather season and the bitterness of depression, guided via the desire, peace, pleasure, and love promised in Christ, fulfilled on Christmas Day.
Those acquainted with biblical texts could be drawn in through the shiny photographs and proper messages of the poems. equally, these for whom biblical texts are much less renowned will locate exciting and obtainable photos that would advised a wish to examine extra. Laypeople and clergy throughout denominations will locate convenience and problem within the widespread being made new may still they settle for the invitation to hunt the sunshine of Christ at the lengthy, usually tough, trip to Bethlehem.

"These introduction meditations are the main not easy, artistic, and significant ones ever released. Rachael Keefe integrates her biblical wisdom, her pastoral and prophetic views, her mental and non secular knowing of folks, and her personal life's pilgrimage to provide profound insights and demanding situations for our non secular trip via creation. Anyone's creation should be enriched and made extra significant by way of interacting with Keefe's soul and brain within the meditations."
-Merle Jordan
Emeritus Professor
Boston college tuition of Theology

"Rachael Keefe bargains participants and groups of religion a clean, well timed, and real invitation to the season of creation. Her readers will locate thought-provoking verses with references and pictures that verify the complexity of recent lifestyles. via her poetry that resonates with Scripture, she opens up a number of layers of a lived religion that retains desire alive in the middle of doubt. Readers will locate the braveness to dream back. This publication is a priceless source for private reflections and public worship."
-Sharon G. Thornton
Professor of Pastoral Theology
Andover Newton Theological School

Rachael Keefe is the chaplain on the New Hampshire clinic, the kingdom psychiatric facility. She is the writer of Negotiating the Shadows (2010).

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