Books Crux Staff are Reading for Advent

Advent is almost upon us — Sunday, November 29, is Advent 1. Happy Church New Year everyone!

If you are still looking for an Advent read, have a look at the books staff are reading this Advent. Sometimes the reasons we pick the books aren’t super spiritual, but maybe the books themselves will help us with that.

For Advent, Cindy is reading Light Upon Light compiled by Sarah Arthur


Why did you pick this book Cindy? “Because more than one person recommended it to me.”

For Advent, Ed is reading Against An Infinite Horizon by Ronald Rolheiser


Why this book, Ed? “Because the church librarian told me I needed to read it.”

For Advent,Heather is reading After You Believe by N.T. Wright


So, Heather, why’d you pick this book? “Because it has been sitting on my coffee table for a while.”

During Advent, Carolyn is planning to read Preparing for Christmas by Richard Rohr.


Carolyn, why did you choose this book? “Because I got it free.”

For Advent, Sheila is reading Every Valley: Advent with the Scriptures of Handel’s Messiah compiled by Jessica Miller Kelley


Why did you pick this book Sheila? “Because I love listening to Messiah.”

For Advent, Connor decided to read The Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen.


Connor, why this book now? “Because It’s red like a Starbucks Holiday Cup and is as directly related to advent as a Starbucks Holiday Cup; further, it is of interest to me because it invites self reflection.” (Way to jam all that into one sentence Connor.)

For Advent, Andrew boldly chose On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius.


Why this particular book for Advent, Andrew? “Because that’s what its all about.” (Do the Hokey-Pokey much?)