A Coming Christ in Advent Raymond E. Brown. Essays on the Gospel narratives preparing for the birth of Jesus based on Matthew 1 and Luke 1.
Advent of the Savior Stephen J. Binz. A commentary on the infancy narratives of Jesus that can be used for group study and personal meditation.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS MEDITATIONS from Liguori Publications. All six volumes contain short Biblical readings, quotations from the author and a prayer for each day of the Advent/Christmas Season. For more information and to order click on title below.
All Things New Gerald O’Collins, SJ. A reflection on Advent, Christmas and the New Year as a way of reflecting on the realm of God, which is constantly being renewed The author comments on the unique message each of the four gospels offers for Advent and Christmas and he connects those seasons to what he calls the “fifth gospel” of the prophet Isaiah.
An Adult Christ Looks at Christmas Raymond Brown. A presentation of important insights on chapter 2 of Matthew and chapter 2 of Luke on the birth of Jesus and its aftermath.
Behold, He Comes Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. A book of meditations for daily reading from Advent to Epiphany. The reflections are not commentaries on the liturgical readings for each day. Rather they focus your mind and heart on Advent and Christmas themes based on traditional interpretations of Scripture.
Biblical Meditations for Advent and the Christmas Season Carroll Stuhlmeuller. Meditations on the liturgical readings for the season.
Birth of the Messiah Raymond E. Brown. In-depth commentary on the biblical infancy narratives by well known Catholic biblical scholar.
Coming of God Maria Boulding, O.S.B. Reflections in the tradition of lectio divina on the mysterious yet wondrous comings of God into our lives using a treasury of scriptural, patristic and other spiritual classics.
Dawn of the Messiah: The Coming of Christ in Scripture Edward Sri. The author articulates in clear and exciting terms the mystery of Christ’s birth. The result is a wonderful mix of Catholic theology, spirituality and catechesis.
Fathoming Bethlehem Robert F. Morneau. Meditations for the Advent Season by Bishop Morneau.
Home for Christmas A collection of Christmas stories selected for their literary quality and their spiritual integrity, they will resonate with readers of all ages, year after year. (Available from Christian Bookstore.)
Mystery of the Incarnation Christoph Schonborn. Using beautiful icons to illustrate his meditations the author comments on the three articles of the Creed that relate to the Incarnation.
Mystery of the Incarnation (The) Cardinal Basil Hume. In this book, which he had been working shortly before he died, Cardinal Basil Hume reflects on the Incarnation and its meaning for our lives and for society. Excellent for spiritual reading at any time of year but especially during Advent and Christmas Seasons.
Redeemer in the WombJohn Saward. A unique and profound theological meditation on the nine months the God-man spent in His Virgin Mother’s womb.
Walk With The Lord Fr. Anselm Romb, OFM, Conv. Daily reflections for Advent/Christmas for those seeking to deepen their experience of the Incarnation.
Walking With The Lord Fr. Marcellus Earl, OCSO. Our very own Fr. Marcellus has complied a collection of his homilies ideal for the Advent/Christmas Season with the addition of homilies given at other times called Our Fiat Homilies. He self-published this volume at Lulu.com.
Watch For The Light A collection of daily reflections for Advent/Christmas Season from the world’s best-loved spiritual writers. A wide spectrum of classic and contemporary authors offer wisdom, beauty and spiritual nourishment for the season. Available in either hardcover or paperback.