All Creation Waits
All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings
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Gayle Boss writes lovingly about animals in their habitats using rich and lyrical language. Children will learn--and be awestruck--as their parents read about creatures they know, and don't know. I'm certain families will make reading this lovely book together a yearly tradition, whether they observe Advent or not. All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings is a beautiful addition to any family library.
— Deborah Heiligman, author of Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, a National Book Award Finalist
Open a window each day of Advent onto the natural world. Here are twenty-five fresh images of the foundational truth that lies beneath and within the Christ story. In twenty-five portraits depicting how wild animals of North America ingeniously adapt when darkness and cold descend, we see and hear as if for the first time the ancient wisdom of Advent: The dark is not an end but the way a new beginning comes.
Short, daily reflections that paint vivid, poetic images of familiar animals, paired with charming original wood-cuts, will engage both children and adults. Anyone who does not want to be caught, again, in the consumer hype of "the holiday season" but rather to be taken up into the eternal truth the natural world reveals will welcome this book.
A gem of a book for all agesAuthor: Gayle Boss
Illustrator: David G. Klein
Publisher: Paraclete Press, 2016
Paperback, 121 pages