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Notice board: Advent

22 October 2021

One of Leo Boucher’s illustrations for his daughter’s Amy Boucher Pye’s highly personal Celebrating Christmas: Embracing joy through art and reflections (BRF, £9.99 (£9); 978-1-80039-051-5), combining personal memories with biblical insights

One of Leo Boucher’s illustrations for his daughter’s Amy Boucher Pye’s highly personal Celebrating Christmas: Embracing joy through art and reflectio...

ONCE again, Church House Publishing has brought out an annual in its series aligned with the Common Worship lectionary: Reflections for Daily Prayer: Advent 2021 to eve of Advent 2022 (£16.99 (£15.30); 978-0-7151-2383-6).

This has daily full lectionary details for Morning Prayer; a reflection on one of the Bible readings; and a collect. It also contains a simple form of Morning Prayer, with seasonal variations; a short form of Night Prayer; and a guide to building daily prayer into daily life by Rachel Treweek. Holy Week reflections are provided by Rowan Williams (Lord Williams), and there are 19 other contributors, including Joanna Collicutt, Stephen Cottrell, Azariah France-Williams, Guli Francis-Dehqani, Malcolm Guite, Philip North, and Angela Tilby.

From the same publisher, the daily Reflections for Advent by Stephen Cottrell and Guli Francis-Dehqani also provides an introduction to Advent by Libby Lane (£3.99 (£3.59); 978-0-7151-2400-0).

Another in an annual series is Sacred Space: Advent and Christmas 2021-2022 by the Irish Jesuits (Messenger, £4.50 (£4.05); 978-1-78812-478-2). This provides a daily scripture reading with points for reflection; a weekly topic and six points of prayer; and an Advent retreat. For those who wish to carry on after Christmas with the same sort of resources, there is also Sacred Space: The Prayerbook 2022 (Messenger, £11.95 (£10.76); 978-1-78812474-4).



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