Monday, November 29, 2010

What I'm Reading

I've only read one of the daily readings for Advent thus far, but I can already tell it's going to be such an encouraging and focusing book. Dr. Underhill was a 20th century mystic and intellectual and was known to approach Christianity by her appreciation of St. Teresa of Avila's quote: "to give our Lord a perfect service Martha and Mary must combine." In the first reading, she brings our attention to the expectancy of the holiday commemorating Christ entering history. She also reminds us that when we prepare and invite our lives for God's arrival, God will always come to us. Very encouraging!

If I wasn't reading this book during the Advent season, I would probably be reading Watch for the Light. If you have any recommendations for Advent reading, please do share them in the comments. I'm very interested in how others focus on the true reason for celebrating Christmas.

1 comment:

GingerLand said...

I read this last year, and it was good.
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

And I haven't read this yet, but someone suggested this to me this year.
The Christmas Mystery, by Jostein Gaarder -- which appears to be perhaps child geared, but what is Christmas if not childlike?

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