Item description for Kneeling in Bethlehem by Weems...
Overview In a style that is reverent and faith-filled, Anne Weems reflects on the mystery of the Christmas season. Included in this collection are twenty-six new poems as well as popular selections from her earlier works, especially Reaching for Rainbows and Family Faith Stories. Capturing the spirit of joyful celebration, they can be used in worship services, read aloud at family gatherings, or used by individuals for quiet reflection.
In a style that is reverent and faith-filled, Anne Weems reflects on the mystery of the Christmas season. Included in this collection are twenty-six new poems as well as popular selections from her earlier works, especially "Reaching for Rainbows" and "Family Faith Stories." Capturing the spirit of joyful celebration, they can be used in worship services, read aloud at family gatherings, or used by individuals for quiet reflection.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.11" Width: 6.11" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Feb 3, 2004
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664228887 ISBN13 9780664228880
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Reviews - What do customers think about Kneeling in Bethlehem?
Worship resourse May 23, 2006
I am a minister and have used this book for church service readings during Christmas. It's a terrific resource (try also Ann's book "Reaching for Rainbows.") I've planned an entire Christmas eve service combining poems from this book along with the bible Christmas story and favorite carols.
A good pre-Advent book Jun 2, 2000
Kneeling in Bethlehem, like its companion volume Kneeling in Jerusalem, is a mixture in which one finds meditations in verse form that will please and/or annoy you. In this volume there are several memorable poems: "Getting to the Front of the Stable" explores the role of Joseph in the Christmas story. "The Refugees" speaking of the Holy Family in Egypt is also a reflection on our treatment of refugees at the Mexican border. "Boxed" shows how cheap and tattered crèche figures can acquire meaning far beyond their value.
Yes, there are poems I dislike, but as a whole this volume is worth reading before the Advent/Christmas season - it provides some solid insights into a realistic, human and religious approach to the season
Kneeling in Bethlehem Feb 5, 2000
This extraordinary collection of poems touches me deeply. I keep it near me every day. As I enter the Advent season each year, Ms. Weems' wonderful "In search of our kneeling places" helps me keep room in my inn. I absolutely love the book. Thank you, thank you Ann Weems.
My favorite book of Christmas poems Nov 28, 1998
Weems approaches Christmas from a realistic and down to earth point of view, yet the poems touch your spirit also. This is a lovely, yet little-known book that I give to absolutely everyone for a Christmas gift.