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

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In this Advent and Christmas devotional, best-selling author Walter Wangerin Jr. takes the reader day-by-day through the major events and characters leading up to the birth of Jesus. (36 meditations.)
Hardcover, 195 pages
Published October 18th 1999 by Zondervan (first published October 1st 1999)
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Paul Dubuc
Walter Wangerin Jr. has used his wonderful gift writing to give us a series of daily meditations that are a great help in focusing the mind, heart and imagination of the reader on the deepest significance of Christmas. We follow the events of the first Christmas from with scripture accompanied by short writings, poetry and prayer. Wangerin's writing varies between dramatization, exposition and application of the Christmas story to our lives. If you relax and let the author and the Holy Spirit ha...more
Betsy-Gay Kraft
I can understand why a lot of people like this book. It depends a lot on theology. If you believe that Jesus is God, then you might well enjoy this book. It is pretty well written. But if you believe, as I do, that Jesus is fully human but a channel to God--one who showed by his teachings and life how we can come into communion with God and can allow God to work through us--then this book will not appeal to you.

I was very uncomfortable with most of this text, but I did find some quotes that I l...more
Evan Hays
If the seasons of advent, christmastide, and epiphany have grown stale for you at all and you are looking to engage them as true devotional times in the church calendar, try this book. Excellent! You know that WW will always write something of beauty that is from the heart, but this one is also very well researched. Read it next year.
It is good. There is a lot of information packed in a little volume, so readers need to read and reread carefully. That may mean too much time investment for some. I liked the Lent one better.
I don't always understand what Wangerin is saying or the pictures he paints with words, but then sometimes he says something so true that I want to underline and memorize. Much truth in this book.
I really enjoy reading this book during the Christmas season to keep my heart focused on the true reason we are celebrating. I have learned alot by reading this.
Beautiful prose. Daily readings of advent through epiphany.
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Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the mill...more
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