Advent at St. John’s

Resources –
Download Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas from Church of the Resurrection for family devotions and at-home Advent wreaths.

The Wondrous Mystery: An Upper Room Advent Reader is a daily devotional book, a collection of meditations from well-known spiritual writers including Henri Nouwen, Barbara Brown Taylor and Wendell Berry. Available at Amazon.com.

The Mood of Christmas offers a variety of writings from theologian and civil rights leader Howard Thurman, who was the first African American dean of Boston University’s Marsh Chapel (1953–1965). Available at Amazon.com.

Illuminated 2020: An Online Journey into the Heart of Christmas provides emailed reflections from the poet and artist Jan Richardson. This virtual retreat includes an optional online forum.

The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Birth by scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan presents insights into the story we think we know well. Available at Amazon.com.