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At Home in Advent

A domestic journey from Advent to Epiphany

by Gordon Giles

Average rating of5.0from (4)reviews

Journey through Advent to Christmas using seasonal and domestic objects in this unique Advent journey, great for small groups or personal reading.

  • Looking for a memorable, original Advent guide?

  • This book travels through Advent using everyday objects

  • A brilliant way to journey through the Advent season wherever you are

  • Author

    Gordon Giles

  • Book Format

    Paperback / softback

  • Publisher

    BRF

  • Published

    September 2020

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BRF's Advent Book for 2020.

Following on from the success of At Home in Lent, Gordon Giles takes a journey through Advent to Christmas and beyond in the company of familiar seasonal and domestic objects and experiences.

Focusing on the everyday stuff we typically associate with this time of year, including some things not so festive, he reflects on their spiritual significance, meaning and message in today’s world. Beginning with chapters on journeying and travel, the book moves though major Advent themes of expectation, waiting, mortality and hope to the joy of incarnation and salvation.

Introduction

Part I: Travelling in Advent

1 Highway - Setting off Isaiah 40:3-9

2 The Motorway – Changing lanes Nahum 2:4-9

3 Traffic Lights – Getting ready… go! Matthew 8:5-13

4 The Car – Going our own way - Isaiah 53:1-7

5 The Bus - Christ the Routemaster of our journey Luke 9:1-6

6 The Boat - Sailing through life - Acts 20:13-21

7 The Train – On the right track Mark 13:32-38

8 The Aeroplane - Time Management - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Part II: At home In Advent

9 The Queue – Waiting for the Lord 2 Peter 3:8-15

10 Burglar Alarm – Digital Armour 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

11 Christmas Jumpers - Pulling the wool over our eyes - Luke 12:22-34

12 Christmas Trees - Real redemption - John 19-29

13 Death Certificate – Marking the end Revelation 20:11-12; 21:1-8

14 Chocolate – God’s Bounty - 1 John 2:26-3:3

15 Coffee – (De)caffeinated Advent – Mark 13:32-38

16 Candles - Advent lights - John 1:1-15

Part III: At home in the run-up to Christmas

17 Dogs – God is for life Matthew 25:34-40

18 Christmas Adverts - Making Christmas - 2 Timothy 4:1-5

19 Father Christmas – Have you been good? Matthew 19:16-22

20 Christmas Carols - Missionary music - Colossians 3:12-18

21 Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe – Holy green Christmas - Hosea 14:5-9

Part IV: At home At Christmas

22 Birth Certificate – Marking the beginning Luke 1:1-4; 2:1-5

23 Nativity Set – Toying with spiritual food - Luke 2:6-12

24 Christmas Dinner - Talking turkey – Luke 2:12-20

25 Christmas Cake – Stirring the faith - Isaiah 9:2-7

26 The Rubbish Bin - Wrapping up Christmas – Matthew 1:18-25

27 The Christmas Walk – A weighty journey - Matthew 2:1-6

28 The Star on the Tree – Tree Star Service - Matthew 2:7-11

29 The Angel on the Tree – Guarding the gift - Matthew 2:12-15

30 Children - Tears and smiles - Matthew 2:13-18

31 The Queen’s Broadcast - Following the Family - Matthew 2:19-23

Part V: At home In Epiphany

1 New Year Resolution – Turning the page – Luke 2:21-24,39

2 Wine – Embracing change – John 2:1-11

3 Water – Seasoning Faith – Matthew 3:13-17

4 The older generation - Seeing salvation - Luke 2:25-38

5 Twelfth Night – Dismantling Christmas – Luke 2:41-50

6 Charity – Embracing Hope - Mark 14:3-9

Reflections for Individual or Group Study

Questions relating to the object of each Chapter

Gordon Giles is vicar of St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Enfield, director of post-ordination training in the Edmonton Episcopal Area, and the chaplain to the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers in the city of London. He is the author of several books, including 'Comings and Goings' (2015) and 'At Home in Lent' (2018) for BRF.

Specification

  • Author

    Gordon Giles

  • Book Format

    Paperback / softback

  • Publisher

    BRF

  • Published

    September 2020

  • Weight

    196g

  • Page Count

    192

  • Dimensions

    131 x 196 x 18 mm

  • ISBN

    9780857469809

  • ISBN-10

    0857469800

  • Eden Code

    5100198

More Information

  • Author/Creator: Gordon Giles

  • ISBN: 9780857469809

  • Publisher: BRF

  • Release Date: September 2020

  • Weight: 196g

  • Dimensions: 131 x 196 x 18 mm

  • Eden Code: 5100198


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