Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Watch for the Light Book Review


About the Book

Though Christians the world over make yearly preparations for Lent, there s a conspicuous lack of good books for that other great spiritual season: Advent. All the same, this four-week period leading up to Christmas is making a comeback as growing numbers reject shopping-mall frenzy and examine the deeper meaning of the season. Ecumenical in scope, these fifty devotions invite the reader to contemplate the great themes of Christmas and the significance that the coming of Jesus has for each of us not only during Advent, but every day. Whether dipped into at leisure or used on a daily basis, Watch for the Light gives the phrase holiday preparations new depth and meaning. (Goodreads)

My Review

I enjoying read a book like this at least once a year. I was excited to read what Dietrich Bonhoeffer had to write about simply because I've heard a lot about him lately.
I admit this book was a pretty big disappointment for me, it's really slow going. The stories didn't really captivate my attention and I thought some of them far too long for a daily reading. I do like the overall ideas to slow down during the holidays and celebrate Christ. There is a constant hurry during this time of year that I think most people get trapped in. I myself feel that way this year but this book didn't really encourage me. Perhaps its simply my mood but this book didn't touch me much.

There are some great sayings/stories by C. S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Martin Luther among others.

I wish I had better things to say but this is just my personal opinion. Many other people have really enjoyed this book.

"I received this book from Handlebar for free in exchange for an honest review."

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