Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 93 pages
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"Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus," Richard Rohr asserts. Advent is a time to focus our expectations and anticipation on “the adult Christ, the Cosmic Christ,” who challenges us to empty ourselves, to lose ourselves, to surrender. Richard Rohr’s Scriptural reflections for Advent are the perfect preparation for the Christmas season. This beautiful redesign provides daily reflections for the Advent season, along with each day's Scripture readings and questions for reflection.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews

This Advent Meditation became my opening each new day. Rohr has a lot unique way of putting the divine into the human. Thank you

Want to read it again, now.

4 of the 5 books were gifts & haven't had any feedback. It made me think, about now & about my life with God & what I should be doing/stop doing.
As with most of your books, PLEASE consider increasing the font size at least by 1, making easier reading for old eyes, like mine.

Advent reflections

Father Rohr writes very well! He gave me lots of food for thought. The list of readings for all three cycles was helpful as well.

Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent

Although I am saving it for the coming Advent season, I have looked through the book and cannot wait to begin!

Very Thought Provoking

This was a great help to me in my reflective time during Advent. I found the meditations to be insightful, thought--provoking and down to earth. What a blessing!

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under WaterFalling UpwardImmortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit for more information.

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B36478

ISBN:  9781616364786

Publication Date:  9/10/2012

BISAC:  RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic

Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 165.1 mm X 7.62 mm
(Approx. 5.5 in X 6.5 in X 0.28 in X )

Pages:  93

List Price:  $ 9.99