This beautiful and thoughtful companion to the season of Advent and Christmas encourages readers to explore the true meaning of the festive season through a combination of reflections, quotations and classic images. The chapters focus on objects and activities we all associate with Christmas - such as making lists, decorations, gifts, Christmas trees, music, food and family - as well as special days such as Christmas Eve and Epiphany. In each section, the author brings together personal experience, Christmas traditions, spiritual reflection and quotations from scripture and other writings through the ages. The result is an imaginative and stimulating exploration of the riches of this season - illustrated throughout with colour reproductions of classic Christmas-themed paintings.
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- Hardback | 128 pages
- 150 x 190 x 15.24mm | 375g
- 01 Sep 2013
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- Reproductions of colour fine art
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Once again the partnership of Jane Williams and Lion Hudson has produced a well presented, thoughtful and challenging book. -- Graham Sykes * The Door * "Using poetry, art and personal spiritual reflections, the author has produced a gem of a book... Add in the illustrations and presentation and Lion should have another winner on their hands." * The Bookseller * A very positive book, it leaves you really looking forward to the big day - illustrated throughout with colour reproductions of classic Christmas-themed paintings. -- Paul Banks * The Lance *
About Jane Williams
JANE WILLIAMS is a freelance writer who contributes regularly to the Church Times. A trained theologian, she has taught Doctrine and History at Trinity Theological College, Bristol, and is currently a visiting lecturer at King's College, London.