by Timothy Clayton
This creative exploration of Advent guides readers
to rediscover the power of the events leading up to the birth of Christ.
The four questions of Luke chapter 1, as posed by Zechariah, Mary,
Elizabeth, and the people in the Temple, spur readers to personal
reflection on disappointment, inadequacy, openness, and trust.
In Exploring Advent with Luke: Four Questions for Spiritual Growth,
Timothy Clayton deftly shows how Luke composed this first chapter of
his gospel to deepen understanding of the birth of Jesus and how
meditation on the four questions posed by its main characters can help
resolve issues that hinder the joy of Christmas. Designed to be used on a
weekly basis through Advent and during the Twelve Days of Christmas,
this reflective guide is ideal for individual and small-group use.
Claytons insight is reminiscent of Henri Nouwen or Thomas Merton and
brings the story of Christs birth to life anew.