My friend and fellow Memphis writer, Sybil MacBeth, has a new book out just in time for families to use in their preparation for Christmas. It’s called The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas & Epiphany Extremist.
If Sybil’s name sounds familiar, it’s probably because of her best-selling books, Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God, Praying in Black and White, Praying in Color: Kids’ Edition, and Praying in Color–Portable Edition. Sybil also does workshops all over the world.
The Western traditions surrounding Christmas differ at bit from the Eastern Orthodox practices that my church has embraced for many years, but the approach is similar. And the book not only suggests activities your family can do together, it also shares the author’s personal spiritual struggles, addressing issues many readers probably also face.
Come to the Booksellers at Laurelwood for the launch of The Season of the Nativity on November 13. But you might want to get the book sooner so you can begin to enjoy the activities leading up to Christmas!