Friday, December 23, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 23

InterVarsity Press is our generous sponsor for today's giveaway, and today is also the most generous package in the giveaway yet:

Authentic Church by Vaughn Roberts:

Following the way of Christ may look like foolishness to the world, but therein is the path of true wisdom. Here is a book that will help you choose the true spirituality of the gospel of Christ, and become the authentic church God intends you to be.

The Cost of Community by Jamie Arpin-Ricci:

Blessed are the poor in spirit . . .

Jamie Arpin-Ricci and his friends and neighbors in the new monastic community of Little Flowers in urban Winnipeg likewise heard Jesus' message and ordered their lives around it. This book is Jamie's field report, offering surprising insights about what life together in the spirit of Jesus' teachings offers us, and what it demands of us.

Missional Spirituality by Helland and Hjalmarson you ask:

In this book the authors helpfully reconnect spirituality and mission, showing you how the spiritual life, when lived properly, follows a similar progression: we "come home" to Christ, loving him from our heart and soul and mind and strength. And then we set forth to love our neighbors as ourself. Discover how through this process you can reclaim the whole of God's kingdom for his glory and the fulfillment of your heart's longing.

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Advent Reflection

    Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
    “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
        and they shall call his name Immanuel”
    (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
(Matthew 1:18-25 ESV)


timb said...

We are inviting others to our Christmas Eve service.

Unknown said...

I've written a few blog posts.

BRPadmin said...

I invited some drug dealers to our service.

Diaspora said...

Helping out with a service for youth. Will try to communicate it to my family somehow.

Anonymous said...

We made a basket to give to a needy family through the adoption agency we are adopting with.