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An Advent Manifesto - Print

An Advent Manifesto - Print

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An Advent Manifesto: Daily readings and reflections from Isaiah and Luke.

By Martyn Percy

Soft cover 204pp.
ISBN 9781800390942
BRF (2023).

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Advent asks us to reckon with hope from beyond, sent to the present. Hope consists of God’s jump leads sent from the future through time and space, wired right into our present pains, panics, and predicaments.

How can the light of Christ illuminate this present darkness?

This book engages with two great Christmas hymns: the Magnificat and Benedictus.

It is also rooted in poets, prophets and the theology and devotional writing of the black theologian and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., Howard Thurman. Using the lectio divina approach to passages drawn from Isaiah and Luke, An Advent Manifesto is an invitation to pray and practise that most ancient Advent prayer, ‘Come, Lord Jesus, come.’

“Martyn brings together his passion for justice, biblical scholarship, contemporary analysis and deep spirituality. In doing so he still manages to invite us into the conversation, encouraging us into the art of contemplation and to discover the familiar Advent and Christmas narratives afresh.”
Maggie McLean, canon missioner, York Minster
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