Preparing for Jesus

Preparing for Jesus : Meditations on the Coming of Christ, Advent, Christmas, and the Kingdom

By (author) 

List price: US$16.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

In Preparing for Jesus, best-selling author and master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. recreates verbal images of the events surrounding the Advent of Christ, offering a devotional journey into the heart of the Christmas season. Through rich detail and vivid images, these moving meditations make Christ's birth both intimate and immediate, allowing us to see Christmas from its original happening to its perennial recurrence in our hearts. Preparing for Jesus is sure to be a seasonal classic, treasured year after year.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 195 pages
  • 132.08 x 182.88 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • ZONDERVAN
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0310206448
  • 9780310206446
  • 578,250

Back cover copy

In Preparing for Jesus, best-selling author and master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. recreates verbal images of the events surrounding the Advent of Christ, offering a devotional journey into the heart of the Christmas season. Through rich detail and vivid images, these moving meditations make Christ's birth both intimate and immediate, allowing us to see Christmas from its original happening to its perennial recurrence in our hearts. Preparing for Jesus is sure to be a seasonal classic, treasured year after year.show more

Table of contents

Contents Preface Part One: Prepare December One -- A Teaching: Four Questions for the Final Advent Part Two: Zechariah December Two -- A Consolation: You Are Not Little in the Universe December Three -- O Zechariah: How Did It Feel Meeting Glory Face to Face? December Four -- A Teaching: How God Enlarges Little Prayers December Five -- An Exhortation: Trust God, and His Signs Will Delight You December Six -- Ah, Zechariah, You Who Doubted: What a Model of Obedience You've Become Part Three: Mary December Seven -- An Exhortation: Daily to Join the Sisterhood of Mary December Eight -- A Call: To Self-Examination, and to Fear! December Nine -- A Teaching: What Sort of King Will the Son of David Be? December Ten -- A Teaching: What Sort of Child Is Born of Holiness and Humanity? December Eleven -- O Mary: How Blessed Is Your "Yes!" Part Four: Elizabeth December Twelve -- The Story: Two Mothers Meet December Thirteen -- Elizabeth's Blessing: Makes Mary a Model for the Faithful December Fourteen -- An Effusion: What Singing at the Advent of Our King! December Fifteen -- Mary's Song: Echoing the Songs of Prophets and Angels December Sixteen -- A Teaching: How Mercy Comes, What Mercy Is Part Five: John December Seventeen -- A Teaching: What John Becomes for Every Advent December Eighteen -- An Exhortation: Serve as Zechariah Defines Service Part Six: Joseph December Nineteen -- Learn of Joseph: The Character of Righteousness December Twenty -- Learn of God: Four Gifts of Christmas December Twenty-One -- An Exaltation: The Fourth Gift, Goodness! Part Seven: Jesus December Twenty-Two -- The Story: Going Up to Bethlehem December Twenty-Three -- O Mary, Virgin Mother: May I Walk with You a While? Christmas Eve -- The Story: The Holy, Human Birth Christmas Day -- Christmas Day: Our Door to the Nativity The First Day of Christmas -- An Exaltation: Jesus, Here We Come! The Second Day of Christmas -- Learn of the Shepherds: Five Stages of Faith The Third Day of Christmas -- O My Lord, I Love the Names by Which We Know You Part Eight: Simeon and Anna The Fourth Day of Christmas -- The Story: Ascending to the Temple The Fifth Day of Christmas -- The Story: The Prophets Prove Him the Messiah The Sixth Day of Christmas -- Lord, I Am at Peace: This Christmas Too, Mine Eyes Have Seen You The Seventh Day of Christmas -- The Story: The Sorrow of Mary, His Mother Part Nine: The Two Kings The Eighth Day of Christmas --- The First of the Calendar Year -- The Story: Herod the Great and Greatness The Ninth Day of Christmas -- An Exhortation to Christians: Do Not Blame the World (The Magi), But Follow! The Tenth Day of Christmas -- O Little King: Receive the Best I Have to Offer You The Eleventh Day of Christmas -- A Teaching: As We Return to a Warring World The Twelfth Day of Christmas --- The Epiphany A Benediction: Christ Is in Us Nowshow more

About Walter Wangerin

Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Among his books are The Book of God; Paul: A Novel; Whole Prayer; Reliving the Passion; Preparing for Jesus; Mary's First Christmas; Peter's First Easter; Ragman and Other Cries of Faith; Miz Lil and the Chronicles of Grace; Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? Mourning Into Dancing; The Book of Sorrows; A Miniature Cathedral; The Orphean Passages; and Crying for a Vision. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is writer-in-residence at Valparaiso University and holds the Jochum Chair. Walter Wangerin se hizo famoso cuando recibio un premio como autor de The Book of the Dun Cow [El libro de la Vaca Parda]. Desde entonces ha ganado otros premios y honores, incluso medallas de oro por sus libros, entre los que estan The Book of God [El libro de Dios], Reliving the Pasion [Recuerdo de la Pasion], Peter's First Easter [El Primer Domigo de Resureccionde Pedro], Mourning into Dancing [Como Cambiar el Lamento en Baile], The Manger is Empty [El Pesebre Vacio] y Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? ['Quien te hizo, Corderito?]. Escribio el libro para ninos Mary's First Christmas [La primera Navidad de Maria], que ha sido un exito de libreria. Wangerin ocupa la catedra Jochum en la Universidad de Valparaiso, donde es escritor residente. Vive con su esposa en Valparaiso, Indiana.show more