Executed by the Nazis for his complicity in a plot to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains with us today through his writings - far-reaching ripples of deep thought, passionate words, and unflinching character. Including biographical insights, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons spans Bonhoeffer's 17 years as a preacher. This collection of vintage sermons and writings searches out the power and mystery of the Christmas season: its joyous riches and its implications for our lives.
"Sermons About Enduring and Waiting"
Pam Rhodes is best known as the familiar face of the BBC's Songs of Praise, and here she brings together her personal selection of carols, poems, Bible readings and other inspirational passages from a wide range of sources. As well as the usual old favourites - from 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' to the stories of the shepherds and the wise men visiting the baby Jesus - there are plenty of lighter moments, with excerpts from Gervase Phinn's memoirs and funny poems by modern writers.
In The True Meaning of Christmas, the story of the Nativity is recounted in the magnificent words of the traditional Catholic translation of the Bible, supported by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's teaching, and underscored by the timeless beauty of Gregorian chant and sweeping orchestral music.