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Approaching Christmas
Approaching Christmas

Approaching Christmas


128 Pages, 5.91 x 7.48

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: September 2012

ISBN 9780745955902

Rights: US & CA

Lion Hudson (Sep 2012)
Lion Books

Price: $9.95


This beautiful and thoughtful companion to the season of Advent and Christmas encourages readers to explore the true meaning of the festive season through a combination of reflections, quotations and classic images. The chapters focus on objects and activities we all associate with Christmas - such as making lists, decorations, gifts, Christmas trees, music, food and family - as well as special days such as Christmas Eve and Epiphany. In each section, the author brings together personal experience, Christmas traditions, spiritual reflection and quotations from scripture and other writings through the ages. The result is an imaginative and stimulating exploration of the riches of this season - illustrated throughout with colour reproductions of classic Christmas-themed paintings.


"Using poetry, art and personal spiritual reflections, the author has produced a gem of a book. . . . Add in the illustrations and presentation and Lion should have another winner on their hands."  —Bookseller

Author Biography

JANE WILLIAMS is a freelance writer who contributes regularly to the Church Times. A trained theologian, she has taught Doctrine and History at Trinity Theological College, Bristol, and is currently a visiting lecturer at King's College, London.