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[eBook] Walking Backwards to Christmas

by Stephen Cottrell

    • Author

      Stephen Cottrell

    • Book Format

      eBook (Christian360)

    • Publisher

      SPCK

    • Published

      August 2014

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    Product Description

    'Cottrell has a gift for inhabiting the most diverse perspectives . . . All are rendered in glorious physical language, a strange but apt mix of Scripture and modern idiom. The result is revelatory.' The Tablet

    Walking Backwards to Christmas gives you a new and grown-up perspective on the Nativity story you first encountered in school and church Nativity plays. Stephen Cottrell gets you back into the real meaning of the childhood story simply by telling it backwards; from where you are now, to where you need to be to really understand its truth and deeper purpose.

    On the whole, this 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. We begin by seeing through the eyes of Anna, the prophetess; followed by Rachel, who weeps for her children; King Herod; Casper, a wise men; David, a shepherd; Martha, the (so-named) innkeeper's wife; Joseph; Elizabeth; Mary; Isaiah and, finally, Moses. Each imaginative reflection is prefaced by a Bible reading and followed by a prayer.

    Each imaginative and solidly biblical reflection is prefaced by the relevant Bible reading and followed by a thoughtfully crafted, devotional prayer. If you want an Advent and Christmas devotional that will help to change and mature your understanding of the Nativity story, then Walking Backwards to Christmas is probably the way.

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    • Author

      Stephen Cottrell

    • Book Format

      eBook (Christian360)

    • Publisher

      SPCK

    • Published

      August 2014

    • ISBN

      9780281071487

    • ISBN-10

      0281071489

    • Eden Code

      6179425

    More Information

    • Author/Creator: Stephen Cottrell

    • ISBN: 9780281071487

    • Publisher: SPCK

    • Release Date: August 2014

    • Eden Code: 6179425


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