Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany


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Paraclete Press (MA)
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5.4 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.58 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah Arthur is a fun-loving speaker and author of nine books, including The One Year Coffee With God and At the Still Point. A graduate of Wheaton College and Duke Divinity, she lives in Michigan with her pastor-husband Tom and their two small sons.


"You're invited to a feast this Christmas. Sarah Arthur, editor of the collection At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Ordinary Time, has published another volume with Paraclete Press, Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. If you've prepared for past Christmas seasons with the help of God With Us, Image's own book of meditations from some of our favorite spiritual writers, you'll find Light Upon Light to be another rich tapestry of poetry, fiction, and scripture...You'll find food for nostalgia as well as delightful new voices, including Arthur's own. In short: both spiritual succor and pure pleasure." --Image Update

"Each year I look for ways to make the Advent season more meaningful. It can be surprisingly hard to find something fresh and new. But a new release compiled by Sarah Arthur, Light upon Light, is my pièce de résistance for this year. As Arthur says in her introduction: 'Finding the works for this collection, discovering some of these authors and poets, has been like lighting one candle after another. Flame upon flame, light upon light, until the hallowed sanctuary of our quiet devotion becomes something of a shrine.' Her book lives up to that description." --JoHannah Reardon, Christianity Today

"For years I have been seeking a book which weaves scripture, prayer and the finest poetry and fiction into the devotional experience of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Finally I have found it: an elegant and accessible gem with some classic texts and a rich selection from contemporary literature. This is not only a useful book, it is edifying and exciting reading--the perfect way for the literature lover to focus, meditate and celebrate this time of year." --Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, poet, professor of English and Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies, Wheaton College

"In our individual darknesses we long for more light. Sarah Arthur understands this, and, as if pulling together scores of candles with burning wicks, she illuminates our whole year with the gift of flaming words. A treasure of enlightenment." --Luci Shaw, author of Breath for the Bones and Adventure of Ascent

"A beautifully navigated journey through a treasury of literary wisdom--a book to cherish." --Jeremy Begbie, professor of theology and director of Duke University Initiatives in Theology and the Arts