Sunday, December 08, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent by Amy-Jill Levine
In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight to Egypt. The book provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike. Books are available for $13 at the Adult Faith Development table in the Lobby.