For almost as long as I wrote at my former blog, I undertook a practice every Advent of writing a weekly reflection about the season. I always referred to these posts as “part diary, part devotional:” they’d usually be about my own experiences of the holidays in both life and ministry, and I’d often relate my musings to whichever Advent candle had been most recently lit: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.
As with No Perfect Time, I long had a thought that I could eventually compile these writings into a book. Of course, this book would be for the more specific purpose of acting as a guide for Advent.
The result is Four Weeks: Reflections for Advent. It features a brief essay for every day of the four weeks of Advent, with a focus on the theme of each week. It also includes reflections for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Readers can use it in a traditional one-a-day devotional fashion, or they can choose another pace that works better for them.