Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 1

24 days. 41 books. Somehow we made the math work. So begins our Advent Giveaway. (Stay tuned, the prize packages will get larger as we get closer to Christmas. Be sure to subscribe via RSS feed, Reader, or email so you don't miss a day of the giveaway!)

Today's book is Earthen Vessels by Matthew Lee Anderson from Bethany House Publishers. I've had the pleasure of reviewing this book already and am pleased to kick of our giveaway with it.

From the review: "While Christians should arguably have a higher view of the body than most, the average evangelical theology of the body often remains unexamined and merely reactionary towards cultural trends and spiritual concerns. Matthew Lee Anderson challenges the unexamined and reactionary in his surprising new book Earthen Vessels."

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Advent Reflection

    From of old no one has heard
        or perceived by the ear,
    no eye has seen a God besides you,
        who acts for those who wait for him.
    You meet him who joyfully works righteousness,
        those who remember you in your ways.
    Behold, you were angry, and we sinned;
        in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved?
    We have all become like one who is unclean,
        and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
    We all fade like a leaf,
        and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
    There is no one who calls upon your name,
        who rouses himself to take hold of you;
    for you have hidden your face from us,
        and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.
    But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
        we are the clay, and you are our potter;
        we are all the work of your hand.
    Be not so terribly angry, O LORD,
        and remember not iniquity forever.
        Behold, please look, we are all your people.
(Isaiah 64:4-9 ESV)

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
(Hebrews 1:1-2 ESV)


Anonymous said...

So far I like the new Getty cd called An Irish Christmas.

Unknown said...

"Christmas" by Bruce Cockburn

Jason Gardner said...

The soundtrack to How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Unknown said...

righ now my favorite Christmas Album is A Very She & Him Christmas

Shaun Tabatt said...

Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas of course. ;-)

Rob Toal said...

Sufjan Stevens' Christmas Album...

bolinpath said...

High Street Hymns One Winter's Night

The Coach said...
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Anonymous said...

High Street Hymns One Winter's Night