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While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent


10th July 2013 Christian Books 4 Comments

Sometimes we struggle to believe we’ll experience anything new as Advent comes around. What could we possibly learn that we haven’t seen or heard before? If you’re looking for an Advent study of a different slant, While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent offers new ways of connecting the story with your own questions of faith and approaches an all-too-familiar narrative from perspectives we may have missed. You’ll read about biblical figures mentioned in passing in the original Advent. Somewhat surprisingly, Tamar, Ruth, Mary, Zechariah, Elizabeth, and the Magi ask questions that resonate with contemporary Christians. I hope While We Wait will help people who don’t want to gloss over their questions about the Christmas story, writes Redding. This book examines Advent as a journey in which God seeks us at many levels of our understanding and spiritual willingness. It allows for real-life struggles and questions as a part of Advent’s spiritual exploration.Designed as a complete Advent study, this book offers readers or groups * unique perspectives on the events of Christmas * complete plans for small-group sessions * a fifth session for the week of Epiphany * daily scripture reading and reflection questions * an introduction to the spiritual discipline of breath prayer

What are the questions you bring to God this season?


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  • 4 responses to "While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent"

  • Arjun sahgal
    2:57 on July 10th, 2013
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    This book was used for an adult Sunday School class and was very useful. Each session had clear guidelines and goals, with accessible information, easily adaptable to the several different ways we used it. Very worthwhile!

  • John Ormano
    3:25 on July 10th, 2013
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    We used this book as a discussion starter for a group at my church.
    Over two Saturdays we looked at the thoughts shared in the book and then shared our own experiences. People had the book in advance of these gatherings to read it if they chose.
    Response to the book and discussion by the group were both very good.
    I would recommend this book to others.

  • Al Balboa
    7:06 on July 10th, 2013
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    We are using this as an Advent Group Bible Study and it’s been great so far.

  • hustlenflo
    8:46 on July 11th, 2013
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    I wanted an Advent devotional that would make me slow down and think about what Christmas is all about. I like many can get caught up in the gifts and decorations and going here and there. I want this year to be different to be about thankfulness in the one true gift Jesus.

    I have just looked through the book and it is going to be just that for me. Come the end of the month I will be using it everyday. I am looking forward to it with great anticipation. That is the first word that you are asked to think about. What does it bring to mind about Christmas.

    God speaks in a still small voice and unless we get quite enough to hear it what a huge loss for us. So I plan to cultivate stillness.

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