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Overview This funny, articulate and illustrative guide provides a way to embrace the gift of Advent, reminding us of the core message: we wait for the Messiah. From sweet tales of childhood to more difficult and heart wrenching realities, Derek Maul offers us the realistic hope of Christmas. He reminds us through daily reflection that the season of Advent is, ultimately, a season of hope that offers each of us redemptive grace. During a time of anticipation for the holy family to be complete, Maul shares how his own family experiences caused him to become open to what Christmas had to offer.
This book is designed to serve as a kind of devotional almanac, a traveling companion for our Advent journey; a guide not only for Jesus-followers but also for those looking in from the periphery of belief. The following pages?more than just a collection of stories that help us understand the meaning of Christmas?ultimately turn out to be a personal statement of faith.
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Studio: Upper Room
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0835899667 ISBN13 9780835899666
Availability 0 units.
More About Derek Maul
AMY-Award winning news columnist Derek Maul loves life with a passion and is committed to sharing his joy with others. His books offer inspiration, encouragement, and unique insight into the spiritual journey. Derek's writing has been featured in The Tampa Tribune, Newsweek, USA Today, Guideposts Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Christian Science Monitor, Presbyterians Today and The Presbyterian Outlook - as well as many international devotional publications. He also writes for several on-line venues, including coach Tony Dungy's AllProDad.com. Derek won his "AMY" for faith-based journalism, and is in increasing demand as a conference leader and keynote speaker. Derek worships at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church in Wake Forest, NC, where his wife, Rebekah, is senior pastor. Their son, Andrew, lives abroad with his bride, Alicia; their daughter, Naomi, lives in Virginia with her husband, Craig Campbell, and their two children. The Mauls share their empty nest with a huge labradoodle named Scout.
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Best Holiday Read Oct 30, 2008
"DEREK MAUL is a great storyteller. Along with a knack for commenting on life with wit and humor, he recognizes God's grace and hope in the midst of it all. These stories - to read during the four weeks of Advent that lead to Christmas - reveal the Hope, Peace, Love and Joy to be found in the season's swirl of festivities, stresses, memories, and difficult realities. God's incredible gift to the world awaits. Come and see." - From the back cover - In My Heart I Carry A Star: stories for Advent