While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent Mary Lou Redding

Sometimes we struggle to believe we’ll experience anything new as Advent comes around. What could we possibly learn that we haven’t seen or heard before?

If you’re looking for an Advent study of a different slant, While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent offers new ways of connecting the story with your own questions of faith and approaches an all-too-familiar narrative from perspectives we may have missed.

You’ll read about biblical figures mentioned in passing in the “original” Advent. Somewhat surprisingly, Tamar, Ruth, Mary, Zechariah, Elizabeth, and the Magi ask questions that resonate with contemporary Christians.

“I hope While We Wait will help people who don’t want to gloss over their questions about the Christmas story,” writes Redding. “This book examines Advent as a journey in which God seeks us at many levels of our understanding and spiritual willingness. It allows for real-life struggles and questions as a part of Advent’s spiritual exploration.”

Designed as a complete Advent study, this book offers readers or groups

* unique perspectives on the events of Christmas

* complete plans for small-group sessions

* a fifth session for the week of Epiphany

* daily scripture reading and reflection questions

* an introduction to the spiritual discipline of breath prayer

What are the questions you bring to God this season?


One Response

  1. Pretti Patti says:

    This resource is considered to be “the find” after years of “seeking” a tool to help bring meaning to the Advent Season. If you desire to experience Advent rather than just go through the motions enjoy the gifts, talents, expertise, research, personality & stories made available by Mary Lou Redding in WHILE WE WAIT–LIVING THE QUESTIONS OF ADVENT.

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