It here, its here, its here! I am very excited to announce that after months of hard work by Kristin Carroccino, we have launched A Journey Toward Home: Soul Travel For Advent to Lent.
For most of us, the birth of Christ conjures up images of a dirty stable where Jesus and his family are alone and abandoned. We imagine a few shepherds, foreigners and animals and an angel overhead but who else might have been present? A Journey Toward Home challenges readers to pose this question through daily reflections and weekly gatherings with family, friends, or church communities where all are invited to “Gather, Feast, and Create” during these months surround the birth of Christ, when we welcome God among us.
This new book walks us through the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany drawing heavily on posts contributed to this blog. Fifty five contributors from eight different countries come together to make this a rich and engaging resource
As worship curator Mark Pierson commented:
“A Journey Toward Home is not a resource book in the usual sense – there are no lists of “10 ways to celebrate Christmas.” Its a book of stories from a wide range of people. (An amazing range actually). Each story opens up the content of that day in ways that are heart-warming and heart-wrenching. Its not sentimental. The stories have substance and lead to insights and responses that are unexpected. This is a unique resource for personal, group and congregational reflection during these seasons. I will be drawing from it again and again for many years to come.
Mark Pierson, worship curator, author “The Art of Curating Worship”.
This exciting resource is available until November 5th for pre-order at a special discount price of $11.95. E-versions should be available next week.
Like Mark I think that it is a book that many of us find ourselves coming back to, nourishing our souls and drawing us into new and intimate understandings of God.