buy this amazing book, god with us: rediscovering the meaning of christmas, and do it now. god with us features profound christian authors like beth bevis, scott cairns, emilie griffin, richard john neuhaus, kathleen norris, eugene peterson, and luci shaw--did you catch that? beth bevis! yes, beth wrote descriptions of each of the advent feast days, and i've already seen examples of random web-folk admiring her work.
but what is god with us? as one five-star amazon review proclaims, "We started using this book at the recommendation of a friend and whole-heartedly recommend it to you. We are being prepared this Advent and this book has much to do with it. The paintings, Scripture verses, discussions and prayers have been a great help to us . . . "
i haven't had a chance to pore over the text closely yet--my copy just arrived--but the art work is spectacular.
Suffering with the Prosperity Gospel: A Review of Everything Happens for a Reason - [image: Article Feature Image] Jason Byassee reviews Kate Bowler’s *Everything Happens for a Reason*, a book he says takes on evil from the inside—and laughs.