All Creation Waits -- Children's Edition: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings for Children

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Paraclete Press (MA)
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8.76 X 9.8 X 0.45 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Gayle Boss writes from West Michigan, where she was born and raised. Her lifelong love of animals and her immersion in spiritual texts and practices have melded in poems and essays that explore how relationships with animals specifically, and an attentive presence in the natural world generally, restore us to our deepest selves. Also the author of Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing, Gayle lives with her husband and Welsh corgi rescue.

Sharon Spitz is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer currently based between Berlin and Haifa.


"Saying I loved All Creation Waits is an understatement. It moved me and inspired me. My family will be using it to welcome in Christmas, not just once, but for years to come. As a parent, I love the space the book leaves for my own kids' responses and the prompts that are truly at a child's level. It's a delight and my new go-to recommendation for families." --Meredith Miller, pastor and author of Woven: Nurturing a Faith Your Kids Don't Have to Heal From

"This book is at once gorgeous and glorious, quiet as falling snow, and still as a hibernating animal. It captures the magic and promise of Advent in words and pictures--reminding us, gently but powerfully, of God's love for all His creatures--including us." --Sy Montgomery, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Good Creature "A gorgeous exploration in words and pictures of animals in winter, life in darkness, beauty in nature, the wonder of the world..." --Deborah Heiligman, author of Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, a National Book Award Finalist

"All Creation Waits is an Advent book as exquisite as it is unusual. In a season which often centers on human stories and celebrates the triumph of light, this enthralling book directs our gaze elsewhere: to our animal kin and what they can teach us about stillness, waiting, and the generative power of darkness. Poetic, wise, stunningly illustrated, and rich in mystery, All Creation Waits is an ideal Advent companion for curious children (and grownups too). I can hardly wait to share it with my own family." --Laura Alary, author of Look! A Child's Guide to Advent and Christmas and many other books