Friday, December 2, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 2

Today's giveaway is again sponsored by Bethany House Publishers, and we're proud to be giving away The Great Books Reader, John Mark Reynolds (editor.

From the publisher: "Great Books programs have become increasingly popular among Christian colleges, high schools, and even home schoolers. This one-of-a-kind book is designed for those who do not have the opportunity to attend such a program but are still interested in directly engaging with the Western Canon. It contains substantial excerpts from thirty of the most important books in history, with each excerpt followed by an essay placing the work in historical and Christian context. Readers can learn directly from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton."

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 Advent Reflection

Yesterday I asked what your favorite Christmas album was. Mine is without a doubt Behold the Lamb of God by Andrew Peterson. No other album so captivates me and draws me back to a Christmas story that is so objectively rooted in history. If you have never heard it before, you can listen to the album in total through Andrew Peterson's website. However, I can not recommend any higher the Behold the Lamb of God 10th Anniversary 2-disc Set. The live recording in particular has to be the cleanest live recording I've ever heard. In fact, I'd rather listen to the live album than the studio album of the same material, and I've never said that before of an album. (and no, I'm not getting any kick-backs from Andrew or Amazon).

If you've never heard this album, take 42 minutes of your Advent season and listen. If it doesn't change your Christmas, I'll buy the album from you.


Anonymous said...

I love the fact that it is the social outcasts whose testimony would be unreliable in court, shepherds who are the first to hear about the birth of the King.

Steven Dresen said...

My favorite part of the Christmas story is the condescension of God in being becoming flesh in such humble circumstances.

Scott said...

yes amen the one who was rich becoming poor that we could be rich in his grace!

gotgrace? said...

my favorite part is the incarnation - Immanuel, God with us... full of grace and truth. Amen!

Aaron said...

My favorite part is, like so many, the incarnation and the beginning of the accomplishment of salvation for mankind.

Aaron Sellars said...

The Word becoming flesh. True humility in taking a step to come and die for a people who wanted nothing to do with him.

bolinpath said...

Gal 4.4