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Overview Love Came Down" draws on the best sermons, books, poems, and hymns by various writers, with a reading for every day in Advent and for each of the twelve days of Christmas. Writers include Christina Rossetti, R.W. Church, Jeremy Taylor, Madeleine L'Engle, William Law, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many others.
Publishers Description "Easter Day is the center and crown of the Christian year, but no season of that year provides us with richer material for meditation than Advent and the twelve days of Christmas." So writes Christopher Webber in this thoughtful and inspiring collection of meditations from the most gifted Anglican writers of the past six hundred years.
Love Came Down draws on the best sermons, books, poems, and hymns by these writers, with a reading for every day in Advent and for each of the twelve days of Christmas. Writers include Christina Rossetti, R. W. Church, F. D. Maurice, John Donne, Jeremy Taylor, Madeleine L'Engle, Phillips Brooks, John Keble, William Temple, Thomas Traherne, William Law, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many others. Brief biographies of the contributors are included.
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Christopher L. Webber is an Episcopal priest with degrees in theology and an honorary doctorate. He has always used his scholarship to make teachings of the past accessible to ordinary Christians today. Among his thirty-plus books is his most recent biography of James W. C. Pennington, one of the leading African American voices in the pre-Civil War abolitionist movement. Webber lives in San Francisco, California.
Christopher L. Webber currently resides in the state of Connecticut. Christopher L. Webber was born in 1953.
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Prayers and Meditations for Advent-tide and Christmastide Nov 6, 2009
Most Christians -- and even many non-Christians -- eagerly look forward each year to the Christmas season (or Christmastide), when homes and businesses alike are lit with colorful lights and festooned with seasonal decorations. Often lost in the Christmas "rush," however, is the important liturgical season of Advent (or Advent-tide), the four-week period preceding Christmas Day. Advent is a time of personal as well as communal prayer and preparation, as we await the birth of the Christ Child into the world. It also anticipates the greatest "advent" of them all -- the long-awaited "Second Coming" of our Lord in power and glory!
In Love Came Down: Anglican Readings for Advent and Christmas, popular author and Episcopal priest Christopher L. Webber provides devotional readings for each day of these beloved liturgical seasons. These reading are drawn from a variety of sources, including poets (Christina Rossetti and John Donne), pastors (Hugh Latimer and William Law), and theologians (Jeremy Taylor and John Keble), all from the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. Fr. Webber also includes a brief biography of each of these spiritual authors. I highly recommend Love Came Down to Christians of all denominations, who will find in this book a source of prayer, meditation, and spirituality for decades to come!