The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville


Advent is nearly upon us once again and, as usual, I present a few suggestions for your Advent and Christmas reading and/or giving.

Longing, Waiting, Believing: Reflections for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany by Rodney Holder

In the excitement of preparing for Christmas, the traditionally penitential nature of Advent is often overlooked.  This book takes readers from 1st December to 6th January, covering the well known events of the nativity story while also showing the relevance of the Advent focus on the ‘four last things’ – death,+judgment, heaven and hell – as part of the build-up to celebrating the Incarnation.

(ISBN 9781841017563)  RRP 7.99 ASLAN PRICE 6.99

Walking Backwards to Christmas by Stephen Cottrell

Though the Christmas story is well known, most of us have learnt it from school nativity plays and carols.  On the whole, the familiar version is more concerned with light than darkness. The backwards approach taken here allows the movement to be in the opposite direction, enabling us to get under the skin of a complex narrative.

(ISBN 9780281071470)  RRP 7.99  ASLAN PRICE 6.99

Heartbeat Of Hope (Cover To Cover – 31 Days For Advent For Small Groups Or Personal Use) by Elizabeth Rundle

Wherever we live, we are not immune to the tensions, fears, and regrets, hopes and dreams of the world as it is. We face these human realities within our communities, our families and even in our own hearts. This book traces the heartbeat of hope throughout the Old Testament, the pulse of longing for God’s Messiah.  

(ISBN 9781853459962)  RRP 6.99 ASLAN PRICE 3.49

Love Life Live Advent  - Make Room For The Manger by Paula Gooder and Peter Babington

A meaningful Children’s Activity Book for Advent.

(ISBN 9780715144411) ASLAN PRICE 1.50

Ready Steady Slow: An Advent Calendar to Unwind With

A pocket guide to keeping calm and staying cool this Advent with daily readings, prayers and reflections from December 1st to 24th   includes contributions from some of today’s best-selling religious writers.  

(ISBN 9780715142219)  RRP 4.99 ASLAN PRICE 4.49.

All suggestions taken from Aslan Christian Books Website.

08453 679676 or I can order for you.

With all best wishes for Advent and Christmas.  

Lynn Winter

Christmas Edition 2014

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