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Overview In her inimitable style, Whitley places herself in the hearts and minds of the biblical characters--both real and imagined--who played a part in the first Christmas.
Imagine the hushed excitement and the vivid anticipation of a child on Christmas Eve. How much more intense that anticipation must have been for those who waited for the wonder of the very first Christmas. From the ancient prophets to the three kings, from the angel Gabriel to the stalwart Joseph, Katarina Katsarka Whitley imagines their astonishment and joy at the events unfolding around them.
In her inimitable style, Whitley places herself in the hearts and minds of the biblical characters both real and imagined who played a part in the Christmas narrative. She weaves stories, solidly based in Scripture, at once compelling and thought-provoking. The voices of her characters lead us closer to the Christ Child and deepen the meaning of the season of Advent for twenty-first century readers. "
Citations And Professional Reviews Waiting For The Wonder: Voices Of Advent by Katerina Katsarka Whitley has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 33
Ingram Advance - 09/01/2005 page 120
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Morehouse Publishing
ISBN 0819221252 ISBN13 9780819221254
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More About Katerina Katsarka Whitley
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Katerina Whitley now lives in Boone, NC. She is a retreat leader, dramatist, and author of 6 books in print. Her passion is to lead others to read the Bible with new eyes and with the excitement of discovering and meeting new friends.
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Remarkably insightful. Sep 3, 2007
The biblical characters become so relevant with the interpretation of the very talented Katerina Katsarka Whitley. This book of dramatizations revitalized the Advent season and brought me to a new understanding of the Christ event. I loved reading the book. It also would provide good material for churches that include drama in their worship or Sunday School.
reads like a novel Jan 27, 2006
I loved this little book--the story of Advent through the eloquent eyes and voices of 30 humans, angels, and animals. Whitley combines scholarly text with the suspense and character development of a good novel.
A must for Advent Dec 9, 2005
This book follows along with Katerina's previous books and the reader truly experiences what the people so long ago were feeling. It is an inspirational book that should be part of everyone's Advent reading.
Waiting for the Wonder Nov 25, 2005
Katy has again joined a vivid imagination with scholarly knowledge of the Bible. This is a wonderful book for Advent reading. Bates Toone
family activity for the season of Advent Nov 22, 2005
This is an excellent book to read as a family devotion to prepare ourselves spiritually for the birth of Christ. It is such a challenge in our country to keep ourselves and our children focused on the reason we celebrate Christmas. This book provides a fresh look at biblical characters that we have learned about in Sunday School and provides us with a new way to anticipate the birth of Christ. We plan take turns reading them aloud with our teenage children. There are many voices to choose from so the book can be used for many Advent seasons to come.