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Companion: One That Keeps Company With Another

Advent{ures}:Let’s Go to Bethlehem

 

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” Luke 2:15 NIV
 
“Let’s go,” a simple invitation with immediacy attached. The address implies that another is included. It’s not a solitary imperative, but an inclusive one. As I embark on this advent{ure}, I desire companionship. I want someone to come along with me to discover the wonders of this season afresh. So, I invite you.

Most pilgrims have a destination, which we have. We’re going to Bethlehem. This time there’s no star leading us. No angelic choir proclaiming a birth, while we watch sheep by night. Our guide will be other companions. Ancient texts revered over time reveal the back story of this little town.  Other authors, thinkers and crafters of ideas and words will light our path. And I hope to shed some light with my own musings.

Here’s a short list of companions that were introduced to me by other readers and by searching the annals of amazon:

1.       The Holy Bible (ESV or other versions as they serve the purpose of this journey)

 
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12 thoughts on “Companion: One That Keeps Company With Another”

  1. Hi Kel,I'm excited to see where you take us en route to Bethlehem. Do you recommend one of these books over the other? I might add Winter Song: Christmas Readings by Luci Shaw and Madeleine L'Engle. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=luci+shaw+and+madeleine+l%27engleThough it is not divided into daily readings, I think you are your readers would revel in the richness of their poetry and prose. Looking forward to you ADVENTture.Lynni

  2. Lynni- To be honest, I haven't read any of these books before…each one adds a different dimension, and I will give reviews as I go along…I will check out the Winter Song…it sounds like the perfect companion. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Awesome pile Kel! I am so excited for you- I am getting ready to read God in The Manger by Bonhoeffer for Advent! I have Jesus Today – it is in my to read pile. I look forward to your insights and reviews! In His Grace, Dawn PS- I have a What's Your Nightstand ready to post tomorrow (over at 5 minutes for books) – maybe you should consider linking up! 😉

  4. Thanks Dawn! I will check out the link up…I am so excited about the journey…glad I have this week to work up to the actual Advent{ure}…I will check out Bonhoeffer, too. Peace-Kel

  5. I'll be reading a Christmas oriented devotional book this month as well. I just haven't totally settled on which one yet. :DHappy reading and Merry Christmas to you!

  6. Thanks Lisa- Yes the excitement and anticipation of the season can be heard in that exuberant invitation, "Let's go!" I will look forward to seeing what you choose for your Advent reading…

  7. Jody- Enjoy…I also will mention Kimberlee Conway Ireton's book as the season unfolds…I have read the intro and the chapter on Advent…I want to get back to it this week…

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