Time to Get Ready
Number of pages: 180
"What would it mean to conceive of Christmas as the beginning, rather than end, of a celebratory season—a season meant to open you to a new awareness of God at work in your life?"
—from the Introduction
For many Christians, Advent and Christmas have simply become just another time of year, albeit more frenetic. It is for them that Mark Villano has written Time to Get Ready. He opens up the Scriptures, themes, and liturgical traditions of these holy seasons to better appreciate their meaning. He reveals the lifechanging mystery of Christ, the invitations of grace all around. Consider this book a daily retreat, a time to let go of the activity and noise of life and simply listen. It will become a cherished companion for many as they prepare spiritually for Christmas and beyond.
"Readers will not be disappointed with Time to Get Ready: An Advent, Christmas Reader to Wake Your Soul. Mark Villano has used remarkable stories from his own life experiences and colorful anecdotes from his ministry, intertwining them with Scripture and meaningful reflections. Using a very personal style of writing, Villano’s book will appeal to a wide audience: young people, and the more mature, those who are new in their faith, and those who have journeyed longer. Use it as a retreat, and be prepared to ’wake your soul’."
—Ron Rolheiser, OMI Author of The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality