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Keep Christ in Christmas this year by turning to this slim volume of daily Advent meditations by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, one of the greatest homilists in the history of the Church. Carefully selected to lift your soul to God in those hectic days that stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, these forty daily meditations will keep you mindful of the real meaning of Ch Keep Christ in Christmas this year by turning to this slim volume of daily Advent meditations by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, one of the greatest homilists in the history of the Church. Carefully selected to lift your soul to God in those hectic days that stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, these forty daily meditations will keep you mindful of the real meaning of Christmas while affording you an admirable distillation of the doctrines and piety of our Holy Catholic Church. With the help of Bishop Bossuet — and the sense of God’s grandeur and love that permeates his every word — all through the rush toward Christmas you’ll stay mindful of the holy words of Isaiah foretelling the birth of our savior; you’ll find yourself marveling at the Annunciation and the Visitation; you’ll rejoice in anticipation of the coming birth of Jesus; and, finally, you’ll look forward to kneeling with St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin in silent adoration of the incarnate Son of God. This year, you won’t (as so often happens) arrive at Midnight Mass distracted, exhausted, and frazzled, having neglected your Advent devotions and your ordinary prayers, too. Instead, you’ll find yourself stepping lightly into church, ready and eager to adore the newborn King, your soul what it should be: a fit dwelling place for the Redeemer. Don’t waste another Advent! Let Meditations for Advent keep you prayerful amidst the worst distractions of the holiday season. Let it draw you daily closer to Jesus, whose birth the season celebrates, and whose birth your soul yearns to celebrate, too.


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Keep Christ in Christmas this year by turning to this slim volume of daily Advent meditations by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, one of the greatest homilists in the history of the Church. Carefully selected to lift your soul to God in those hectic days that stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, these forty daily meditations will keep you mindful of the real meaning of Ch Keep Christ in Christmas this year by turning to this slim volume of daily Advent meditations by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, one of the greatest homilists in the history of the Church. Carefully selected to lift your soul to God in those hectic days that stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, these forty daily meditations will keep you mindful of the real meaning of Christmas while affording you an admirable distillation of the doctrines and piety of our Holy Catholic Church. With the help of Bishop Bossuet — and the sense of God’s grandeur and love that permeates his every word — all through the rush toward Christmas you’ll stay mindful of the holy words of Isaiah foretelling the birth of our savior; you’ll find yourself marveling at the Annunciation and the Visitation; you’ll rejoice in anticipation of the coming birth of Jesus; and, finally, you’ll look forward to kneeling with St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin in silent adoration of the incarnate Son of God. This year, you won’t (as so often happens) arrive at Midnight Mass distracted, exhausted, and frazzled, having neglected your Advent devotions and your ordinary prayers, too. Instead, you’ll find yourself stepping lightly into church, ready and eager to adore the newborn King, your soul what it should be: a fit dwelling place for the Redeemer. Don’t waste another Advent! Let Meditations for Advent keep you prayerful amidst the worst distractions of the holiday season. Let it draw you daily closer to Jesus, whose birth the season celebrates, and whose birth your soul yearns to celebrate, too.

30 review for Meditations for Advent

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stuart

    Meditations for Advent is 40 chapters in length. This is an interesting number considering that Advent ranges between 22 and 28 days. Therefore, I can only conclude one of two things. 1. You either start this "devotional" on November 15th so that you finish on December 24th, or 2. You start on the first Sunday of Advent and keep reading it through the Christmas season. The meditations in this book are each about 2-4 pages long and cover topics like Creation, John the Baptist, and Mary. Of the me Meditations for Advent is 40 chapters in length. This is an interesting number considering that Advent ranges between 22 and 28 days. Therefore, I can only conclude one of two things. 1. You either start this "devotional" on November 15th so that you finish on December 24th, or 2. You start on the first Sunday of Advent and keep reading it through the Christmas season. The meditations in this book are each about 2-4 pages long and cover topics like Creation, John the Baptist, and Mary. Of the meditations, the first five were my favorite as I love to read interpretations, reflections, and commentary on Creation. In this book, there is talk on the creation of the universe, the angels, and man. It may seem odd to read about those events during Advent, but it is because of these events that God had to become man. Therefore, we have to see Creation and the Fall, and then we get the promise of a Messiah. As beautiful as the reflections were, my favorite part in this book was actually the sermon for the Feast of Saint Joseph at the end of the book. It is entitled "Guard What Has Been Entrusted to You." In these thirty pages, Bishop Bossuet discusses the three things St. Joseph was entrusted with - 1. the virginity of Mary, 2. the person of his only-begotten Son, and 3. the secret of all his mystery. The "secret of all his mystery" made me scratch my head at first, but it simply means that Joseph knew Jesus was God Incarnate, but since that was not to be revealed until Jesus' hour had come, Joseph had to keep it a secret from the world. Bishop Bossuet does a marvelous job explaining how saintly Joseph was, both as husband and foster father, and whether he meant to or not, he also wrote a sermon that should be an inspiration to all husbands and fathers out there to guard what God has entrusted with us as well, i.e., our wife and children. Excellent sermon and worth the price of the book alone. If you are looking for a beautiful book to carry you through Advent, look no further than Meditations for Advent. After reading Meditations for Advent, I'd recommend turning my attention to Meditations on Mary.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Moellering

    The shorter meditations gave good things to ponder throughout Advent. We doubled up some days to get through all of them in the Advent season. I especially liked the longer sermon on Saint Joseph at the end. Lots to chew on.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Marybeth

    A lot of beautiful and helpful thoughts here. I found it a little dry at times, but it definitely contained some gems and the last chapter on St. Joseph was wonderful! Definitely enough material to keep you going after Advent into Christmas.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Luisa Quam

    There were parts of this book that were so good. Had some deep and meaningful meditations. Understanding that it is a Catholic book I wish there had not been so many meditations on Mary.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Celia

    A beautiful companion for Advent. I began this just around Thanksgiving, and read it each night until the Baptism of Our Lord. I read this each evening, and it was a beautiful way to prepare for Christmas. This is a book that can be read each Advent season.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stephen

    Inspiring meditations on the mystery of the Incarnation ...traditional in nature not like the unchurch meditations...old fashioned authentic meditations.

  7. 5 out of 5

    John

    I liked his Meditations for Lent much better than this one. Not sure why. These just didn't reach me where I am. I liked his Meditations for Lent much better than this one. Not sure why. These just didn't reach me where I am.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    This is the best Advent book I've read! And the bonus sermon for the Feast of Saint Joseph is the best part of all! I can't wait to reread and savor this again next year! This is the best Advent book I've read! And the bonus sermon for the Feast of Saint Joseph is the best part of all! I can't wait to reread and savor this again next year!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Casie

  10. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Mayo

  11. 5 out of 5

    Trent Francis

  12. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Blissett

  13. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kim

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nathan

  16. 5 out of 5

    Paul

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Eastwood

  18. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  19. 5 out of 5

    Levi Francis

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bice

  21. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Gallagher

  22. 5 out of 5

    David Hurt

  23. 4 out of 5

    Roger Leal

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mckenzie

  25. 4 out of 5

    Alexa

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jeana

  27. 4 out of 5

    John Paris

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Ferreira

  29. 4 out of 5

    Robb

  30. 4 out of 5

    Fr. John Garrett

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