A parishioner recently asked me to share some Advent resources with them: books, readings, reflections, and the like. With more than half of Advent left, I wanted to post them here on my blog as well. May we all use this time to prepare our hearts so that we too might receive the baby Jesus faithfully this Christmas.
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas A collection of reflections and writings by a number of different authors.
Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent Daily reflections from Richard Rohr
Celebrating Abundance by Walter Brueggemann focused on the juxtaposition of simplicity in the Nativity story and our culture’s focus on indulgence during this season.
Sleepers Wake: Getting Serious about Climate Change: The Archbishop of York’s Advent Book 2022 by Nicholas Holtam exploring how we can prepare and transform ourselves to protect the climate during Advent and beyond.
Websites and Email Reflections
AdventWord: A daily reflection and prayer From Forward Movement based on a word from the readings of that week. Extends to social media platforms to share images and more online.
The Advent Project: From Biola University’s Center for Christianity, Culture & the Arts. A daily email reflection with art work and prayer.
The Dawn from on High: A daily email reflection from my friend and fellow priest David Anderson.
Living Well Through Advent: from Living Compass. A downloadable reflection booklet for each day in Advent focused on Simplicity this year.