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The weeks before Christmas can quickly turn overwhelming: it feels like there is too much to do, to buy, to eat, to celebrate. But the season of Advent offers us a space to resist those pressures, to cease feeling as though the “success” of Christmas somehow depends on us, and to instead wait in patient quiet for the coming God who alone can save us. We offer these resources to help you make space for Christ’s peace as we wait.

Daily Prayer

Pray-As-You-Go - Daily Prayer, An Audio reflection (podcast)

The Daily Office from Mission St Clare (with iPhone app)

Sacred Space – Daily Prayer in the Ignatian tradition of self-examination

Daily Meditations on Advent

Seeking God's Face : Praying with the Bible Through the Year, Philip F. Reinders

Watch for the Light : Readings for Advent and Christmas, ed. Plough Publishers

Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J.M. Nouwen, ed. Redemptorist Pastoral

Preparing for Christmas : Daily Meditations for Advent, Richard Rohr

God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Celebrating Advent with the Jesse Tree, City Church Family Ministries Team

Family Advent

Who is Coming to Our House - Joseph Slate

Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story - Sally Lloyd-Jones

Little One, We Knew You’d Come, Sally Lloyd-Jones

Voices of Christmas - Nikki Grimes

Great Joy- Kate DiCamillo

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Barbara Robinson

Further Resources on Advent

Advent's Spiritual Pilgrimage, by Robert Webber
N.T. Wright's Advent Oratorio
Waiting for Christ's Return, by Justin Holcomb
Songs for building an Advent playlist
- Aslan's Library blog