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The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Advent 2018

The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Advent 2018

Author: Greg Kandra

Regular Price: $1.95

Sale Price: $1.00

Format: Paperback

Pages: 64

Trim size: 4.25 x 6.75 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-843-4

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 21, 2018

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Award-winning journalist and popular blogger Deacon Greg Kandra accompanies you in prayer and reflection through the busy days and long nights of the Advent season to help you spiritually prepare for Christmas. In Daily Devotions for Advent 2018, he comforts, challenges, and leads you toward the undying hope of Christ’s birth.

Daily Devotions for Advent 2018 offers prayerful guidance from the first Sunday of Advent to Christmas Day through a daily reflection on the gospel reading, a focused spiritual exercise, and a brief prayer that sums up the day’s theme and asks for God’s blessing.

Deacon Greg Kandra, popular blogger at The Deacon’s Bench, will challenge you to celebrate Advent with patience and help you be ready for a happy and holy Christmas. He keeps you focused on the mystery of Christ’s coming and shows you how to prepare your heart to welcome him.

Each two-page daily devotion offers brief Bible verses, prayers, wise and practical reflections on the Word of God, and an easy-to-do spiritual exercise that you can usually accomplish in a single day. Kandra’s daily reflections will help root your Advent journey in the daily gospel readings and lead you to spiritual renewal as you get ready for Christmas.

The compact size and affordable pricing make this ideal for individuals as well as bulk purchases in parishes, schools, diocesan offices, and other Catholic settings.

The Living Gospel series of devotionals for Lent and Advent offers spiritual insight and practical wisdom from popular Catholic preachers, speakers, and homilists. A new voice each season and a simple format invite Catholics to hear and embrace the living Word of God.



"Fresh and easy-to-use approach."

"Inside is a fresh, easy-to-use theological reflection approach to living Advent day by day: begin, pray, listen, reflect, act, pray. Perfect for wondering about God’s love and our response to it in the busy days leading up to Christmas."

Rose Pacatte, F.S.P.
Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies

"The perfect match for the movement of the weeks leading up to Jesus' birth."

"For me, Advent is the most wonderful time of the year and Deacon Greg Kandra’s reflections for the season are the perfect match for the movement of the weeks leading up to the celebration of Jesus’ birth. I’m grateful to have them for the people of my parish, my region and our many viewers on The CatholicTV Network."

Most Rev. Robert P. Reed
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston and president of CatholicTV

"Highly recommended."

"I always look forward to Deacon Greg Kandra's monthly appearances on my radio show, knowing that I’ll end up with some advice for growing closer to Christ. Needless to say, I am very excited to have this book as an Advent resource. Highly recommended!"

Gary Zimak
Catholic author and host of Spirit In the Morning on Holy Spirit Radio

"Faith-filled candor and timely prompts for action."

"I've never thought of Advent as an adventure before! But thanks to Greg Kandra's book of reflections, I’m changing my approach. Carve out some time to be silent this season and renew your prayer adventure with God's Word and real-life reflections as the good deacon serves us well with faith-filled candor and timely prompts for action."

Pat Gohn
Author of All In

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