Love Came Down

Anglican Readings for Advent and Christmas

Christopher L. Webber

Sep/2002, 112 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819218988



“Easter Day is the center and crown of the Christian year, but no season of that year provides us with richer material for meditation than Advent and the twelve days of Christmas.” So writes Christopher Webber in this thoughtful and inspiring collection of meditations from the most gifted Anglican writers of the past six hundred years.

Love Came Down draws on the best sermons, books, poems, and hymns by these writers, with a reading for every day in Advent and for each of the twelve days of Christmas. Writers include Christina Rossetti, R. W. Church, F. D. Maurice, John Donne, Jeremy Taylor, Madeleine L’Engle, Phillips Brooks, John Keble, William Temple, Thomas Traherne, William Law, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many others. Brief biographies of the contributors are included.

CHRISTOPHER L. WEBBER, a graduate of Princeton University and the General Theological Seminary in New York, is an Episcopal priest who has led urban, rural, and overseas parishes. He is the author of several books, including Welcome to Christian Faith, Beyond Beowulf, and A Year with American Saints, co-authored with Lutheran Pastor G. Scott Cady. Webber grew up in Cuba, New York, and lives in San Francisco.

"Love Came Down: Anglican Readings for Advent and Christmas facilitates a daily quiet time for reflection during Advent, when everything seems to accelerate...Good reason to follow this pilgrimage which is thoughtful and refreshing."
Anglican Journal, November 2003.

"Webber's collections of Anglican readings for Advent and the 12 days of Christmas is a feast for the mind and the heart."
Publishers Weekly, Sept. 23, 2002

"There is more than inspiration here, although there is that, and there is more than a nice friendly pat on the shoulder. Each reading has something for us to think about and digest and then turn into flesh, muscle, and deed. These are pithy, elegant, thoughtful readings. They call us to the great themes of advent: justice and mercy, death and hope, obedience and fidelity. They call us and coach us to look for the Incarnation in our individual lives and in all of life."
—Michael Quinn for The Episcopal New Yorker, Nov/Dec. 2002

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  • Anglican Communion
  • Spirituality
  • Devotionals

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