Advent and Christmas
Advent Candle Sets
8" x 2" Pillar Candles £22.08 per pack
12" Candles with fluted base £19.95 per pack
15" Candles £24.95 per pack
Sets of 6 candles - 5 red plus one white
or 4 purple, 1 pink, and 1white.
The Real Advent Calendar 2020 - fairtrade chocolate and a 24 page Christmas Story Activity book. £3.99
ars which are just right for posting to friends and relatives.
We stock a range of traditional Advent Calendars and some lovely greeting card
sized Advent Calend-
£9.99 Join Jane Williams on a journey from Advent to Epiphany, and discover the timeless wisdom to be found in some of the world’s greatest paintings. Illustrated in full colour with nearly forty famous and lesser-known masterpieces of Western art, this beautiful book will lead you into a deeply prayerful response to all that these paintings convey to the discerning eye.
£9.99 This is the hour of crisis: it is high time for you to wake out of sleep, for deliverance is nearer to us now than it was when first we believed.’ ‘Wake up! Clean up! Feed up! Grow up!’Walk alongside Archbishop Sentamu this Advent, as he discusses the meaning and influence of those four gospel imperatives in this lively and invigorating book
By Matthew Bartlett ISBN: 9781913181000 Price: £5.99 A wonderful book of daily devotional readings for Advent. How were the wise men were led to the infant Christ? This book discusses the themes of Creation, Scripture, Miracle and Child. The daily readings are undated, and so are suitable for any year, having links to all 3 lectionary years.
By Jon Huntzinger ISBN: 9781945529498 Price: £7.99 Orange is decidedly not a Christmas color. Or is it? Red is the color of ornaments, lights, and Santa’s coat. Green is the color of Christmas trees, holly, and mistletoe. These are the traditional colors that represent Christmas. But Is it possible that orange is actually the color of the season?
ISBN: 9781945529900 Price: £7.99 Dr. Cassie Reid shares 25 secrets to navigating the holidays with grace and composure, no matter what your family may be like.
By Amy Scott Robinson ISBN: 9780857467898 Price: £8.99 As we look towards celebrating the incarnation at Christmas, we consider how God chose to express himself, in a moment in history, as a tiny baby. But what other images describe God in the Bible, and what can we learn about his character through them? How does an invisible God reveal himself to us in scripture and in Jesus? Amy Scott Robinson answers this question with imagination and a close reading of the text.
By Chris Wright and John Stott ISBN: 9781783599363 Price: £7.99 25 Bible meditations based on Scripture verses and teaching nuggets from John Stott, with commentary and prayers from Christopher Wright. Accessible and bite-sized, fresh and exciting, each meditation deepens our appreciation of the timeless spiritual truths of Advent and Christmas.
ISBN: 9781912373918 Price: £3.99 This book invites readers to discover depths it's easy to miss in the nativity plays and carol concerts that feature prominently in over-full December diaries. You will be guided through Advent in 25 daily Bible readings and prayers, at times pausing for several days to peer intently into Luke's best-known narratives.
ISBN: 9780281082919 Price: £9.99 In Freedom is Coming Nick Baines invites you to think about what it meant for people in Isaiah's day to be living in exile, and how the prophet encouraged them to keep their faith alive despite the apparent hopelessness of their situation. Read this book and find out how you too can become a 'light to the nations' as, once again, we approach the celebration of Christ's birth and the new world that God has promised to bring into being.
Here are a selection of new books, published this year, specially for Advent. Click on the picture for more information.
Gift candles £5.99
And dated Advent candles £3.50
Pack 10 £7.00 Pack 50 £30.00
Barbara Reaoch £5.99 These daily devotions in the Gospels give a thorough investigation of why Jesus came. In the lead-up to Christmas, families will explore 25 reasons why Jesus came, and they will see that what Jesus gives us is better than anything else we could wish for.
David Mathis Reflections for Advent that help us to adore Jesus—the one who came to save us and make our futures certain.
Prepare spiritually for the coming of Christ with this popular and inviting annual guide. This book offers brief, down-to-earth reflections that bring prayer and Scripture into everyday life in a thought-provoking and lasting way. Through Michelle Francl-Donnay’s fresh and meaningful reflections on Lectionary readings from the weekday and Sunday Masses, readers will grow in their understanding of the word of God.
We all know that Jesus ought to be the focus of our celebration at Christmas. Yet, we so easily fall into the trap each year of sidelining Him. In these 24 Advent devotions, Tim Chester encourages us to look away from the distractions of our culture and instead by engrossed by Jesus. This might not sound very practical, but it is life-changing. Using the opening chapters of Hebrews as a tour guide, these devotions show us the key sights of the Lord s glory and invite us to fix our eyes on Jesus
£9.99 Penelope Wilcock takes us into the heart of Advent in this engaging devotional that offers a unique take on the Christmas season. In a series of twenty-five reflections, she invites you to listen in on conversations with Jesus about the Christian journey and the meaning of Advent for our lives today. Full of thought-provoking wisdom, this is a bold, imaginative Advent book for 2020.
Five weeks of Advent material for church groups and individuals, offering themed reflections by well-loved contributors from the New Daylight archive alongside specially written questions for group discussion. Week 1: The Advent antiphons - David Winter Week 2: 2 and 3 John - Steve Aisthorpe Week 3: Light in the darkness - Amy Boucher Pye Week 4: Word incarnate: John 1:1-18 - Andy John Week 5: Psalms of hope - Margaret Cundiff With an introduction by New Daylight editor Sally Welch.
£8.99 Gordon Giles takes a journey through Advent to Christmas and beyond in the company of familiar seasonal and domestic objects and experiences. Focusing on the everyday stuff we typically associate with this time of year, he reflects on their spiritual significance, meaning and message in today's world. Beginning with chapters on journeying and travel, he moves though major Advent themes of expectation, waiting, mortality and hope to the joy of incarnation and salvation.
This course is a chance to have a think about what it means to live well, and to die well. We are people of history and people of hope. We look back to the Bible to see where we’ve come from, and we look forward in hope to what lies ahead’.
£12.99 Advent, the coming of Christ is imminent. R. S. Thomas, a poet of waiting and anticipation, can be a profound guide for this season. His spiritual and poetic trajectory of discovering the presence of God - divine 'frequencies' - even in apparent absence, can help lead us into an Advent landscape of surrender, open-hearted discovery, epiphany and encounter.
£6.99 An Advent Calendar with a difference. Christmas can be stressful This understanding and uplifting book offers another way to approach Christmas and to discover how its joys and promises can restore our lives, not add to their burdens. You are invited to take a few minutes each day during December to join in a conversation with the bestselling author, Stephen Cottrell, who offers simple reflections and practical suggestions for making your Christmas the celebration it is meant to be.
Richard Littledale For many of us, putting out a crib set is one of our treasured Christmas traditions. But what do these scenes really tell us about the original Christmas story? Join Richard Littledale as he shares reflections, Bible readings and prayers for each day of Advent based on his own personal collection of nativity sets from around the world. Renew the wonder of the nativity story through these thought-provoking devotions.
£6.99 31 days for Advent For small groups or personal use.During advent season, we often sing, “Come thou long-expected Jesus…”.But what if everything was not as it seems? What if Jesus actually challenged everyone’s expectations of what a Messiah would be like, how he should arrive, what he would do?
£8.99 Journey through Advent together as a family with daily readings, prayers, thoughts and activities for all ages. As the parents of a blended family of five children, Steve and Bekah Legg bring a fun, engaging and accessible approach to reading and understanding the Bible so that everyone can join in and understand.
We also have some books that you may
have missed last year.
£8.99 Want a deeper understanding of Advent? Unearthly Beauty turns to the Saints to grow in you a rich view of the Christmas period.Perfect for anyone looking a new view of God's greatest gift Advent is about arrival - the arrival of Jesus into our world in poverty and vulnerability amidst unusual circumstances. For the world then, as now, Christ's coming generated a mixed response from a variety of people - anxiety, threat, expectation and hope.
A Journey with the apostles £8.99 Join Tom Wright on a journey with the apostles, as he explores the New Testament themes of thankfulness, patience, humility and joy. Within each of these themes, Wright offers daily readings and meditations for a week, beginning with the Sunday reading in the Revised Common Lectionary, and ending with stimulating questions for personal reflection or group discussion.
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