Starlight: Beholding the Christmas Miracle All Year Long
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Starlight: Beholding the Christmas Miracle All Year Long

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Renowned theologian John Shea provides a ?freewheeling exploration of the spiritual life through the images, stories and ideas associated with Christmas.? While some of the stories are based around Christmas, others contain related themes. This revised edition contains a new Introduction and new stories as well.
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Published September 15th 2006 by ACTA Publications (first published September 1992)
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Melvin
"Christmas is not one day of naiveté and idealism in a world of realism, but one day of realism in a world of naiveté and idealism." If that is the way you feel about Christmas, then you must read this book. It will give you new ideas about Christmas which are far different from most of the generalizations we see at this time of year. Another quote which should whet your appetite is: ""We are like flies crawling across the Sistine Chapel. We cannot see what angels and gods lie underneath the thr...more
Kathleen Dixon
This book is not an easy read - it has such a depth to it that one must concentrate, and re-read segments, and spend time thinking on what has just been read. I shall read it again, carefully, again.

This book also has within it some terrific little stories that are able to bring great insight - again, with concentration and focus, and then a letting go to allow the insights to come.

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John (Jack) Shea is a theologian and storyteller who lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit at work movement. Formerly, he was a professor of systematic theology and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, a research professor at the Institute of...more
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