Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God-with-Us Then, Here, and Now

For too many of us the celebration of Christmas has lost its wonder. Maybe for you it has become a bittersweet season of complicated family rituals, or a predictable brand masking unquenchable consumerism, or simply a sacred story that feels far from any relevance in our current chaotic world.

Honest Advent seeks to illuminate the astonishing, hope-filled truth that the God who showed up in the hardest parts of our humanity is still showing up today in those same places.  

Celebrated artist-storyteller Scott Erickson gives us 25 days of refreshingly new illustrations  and meditations to rekindle the wonder of God-with-Us in this season. We often forget that the encounter with the incarnate Christ happens in unexpected places, like a pregnancy announcement in an time of political unrest and empirical bloodshed, the morning sickness of a Middle Eastern teenager, or the shocking biology of home birth that goes far beyond the sanitized brand of Christmas as we know it.

Through contemplative observations, sacred questioning, and honest prayers, you will discover that the wonder of God-with-Us is still happening today - in your unexpected change of plans, your unaccomplished dreams, your unforeseen message in the stars, your humble new beginnings.

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