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O Come Emmanuel A Musical Tour of Daily Readings for Advent and Christmas

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A Musical Tour of Daily Readings for Advent and Christmas
O Come Emmanuel
$12.74 - $14.95

Make Christmas special this year by exploring the legends, message, and theology behind some of your favorite carols and hymns. This book of daily devotions will take you from December 1 to January 6, from the first days of Advent, through Christmas, ending at Epiphany. Each day, Gordon Giles invites you to draw closer to God through spiritual and historical explorations of beloved, familiar music.

As you read and reflect, you will be asked to consider the meaning of some of the famous Christmas carols that we sometimes sing without a passing thought. You will be introduced to obscure saints as well as living poets and musicians of faith, and you will hear the timeless truths of love and forgiveness, pain and loss, darkness and light.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: PP5156
Dimensions: 5.38" x 8"
Length: 168 pages
Paraclete Press
ISBN: 9781557255150
1-2 copies $14.95 each
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Written by Gordon Giles


If, like me, you have always been confused by the imagery of `The Twelve Days of Christmas,' you will find this book both compelling and illuminating. Gordon Giles has selected a kaleidoscopic mixture of musical settings of scripture, hymns and carols, from Gibbons to Taiz‚, Plainchant to Kendrick, via Bach, Berlioz, Vaughan Williams, Menotti and many others. He writes with engaging insight and perception, providing us with material for reflection, prayer and meditation.
John Scott, Organist and Director of Music, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City
“O Come Emmanuel: A Musical Tour of Daily Readings for Advent and Christmas by Gordon Giles is a handy spiritual book for the holidays. This pretty paperback of 165 pages contains song lyrics and poems, a reading and a prayer for each day from Dec. 1 to Jan. 6. It's bound to add to the reader's appreciation for the holy days, and you can keep it and read it with the family every year, finding something new each Christmas season.