By J. Barrie Shepherd
"We could not have a greater advisor to gentle easy methods to Bethlehem than Shepherd. . . . no matter if you have got made dozens of journeys via Advent-Christmas, Barrie will allow you to stroll towards the Incarnation back as though for the 1st time."
--Will Willimon, United Methodist Bishop (retired), Professor of the perform of Christian Ministry, Duke University
"This publication is a treasure. . . . Shepherd's poems and meditations might be a useful source for preachers trying to find artistic how one can inform a liked tale we all know, and a present to we all who stay up for introduction and yuletide each year."
--John M. Buchanan, Editor/Publisher, The Christian Century
"J. Barrie Shepherd evidently realized some time past to take phrases heavily. like several poets, his economic climate within the use of them finds his recognize for his or her impressive energy. As he exhibits us right here they could ever so lightly lead us to the observe made flesh. This publication will stay as one in every of my loved pastoral courses for the once a year calling of inviting others to find the quiet miracles in Advent."
--M. Craig Barnes, President, Princeton Theological Seminary
"Whether in a sermon, poem, or prayer, Shepherd's wealthy imagery is arresting. just like the creation season itself, Shepherd's phrases wake us up, sluggish us down, and invite us to count on with pleasure the arriving of Emmanuel."
--Jill Duffield, Editor of The Presbyterian Outlook
"I am so thankful for this creation ebook. In those meditations he leads us into the beauty of ready, which we so frequently withstand, no longer figuring out the riches therein. With attractive narrative and brilliant poetry Shepherd inspires crucial creation moments for mirrored image. vacation spot Bethlehem delivers to open new views in this Christian season for somebody who opens those pages."
--Jeannie Crawford-Lee, Editor, Weavings: A magazine of the Christian non secular Life
J. Barrie Shepherd, Minister Emeritus of the 1st Presbyterian Church within the urban of recent York, has preached and lectured widely around the united states and Canada, the united kingdom, Europe, and Africa. He was once named William Belden Noble lecturer at Harvard in 1995, and Lyman Beecher lecturer at Yale in 2002. writer of fifteen books, together with the new among Mirage and Miracle, Shepherd's poetry appears to be like often in such magazines as Weavings, Christian Century, and The New Republic.
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Destination Bethlehem: Daily Meditations, Prayers, and Poems to Light the Way to the Manger by J. Barrie Shepherd