In this second in a series, The Via Advent, Shawn Small's creative and unique retelling of the familiar story of the birth of Christ into our world captures anew the profound mystery of Christ's incarnation. The Via Advent is a celebration both of the birth of Christ and of those individuals whose faithfulness, patient supplication, and obedience to the high calling of God was so wonderfully and faithfully rewarded. Presented in the context of their history and in the fullness of their humanity, Shawn invites the reader to participate in the discovery of the Messiah through the lens of those whose lives intersected so dramatically with the great unveiling.
As in The Via Crucis, Shawn's narrative is naturally married to the simple, elegant, and moving illustrations of Jenny Slaver. Enhanced by the verses of the Holy Scriptures and poignant quotations, The Via Advent is a wonderful exultation of the never-ending glory and the life-changing truth of the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, into our world.
Where does The Via Advent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
So far, I would say near the bottom, but every book I listened to so far has been PHENOMENAL! Via Crucis ranks at the top!
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
I like the concept of the Angel in Heaven getting ready to record the birth of Christ, but a lot of readers who are "religious" and not spiritual would have been confused by this notion. But, as a reader, we must also understand our author is catholic.
Have you listened to any of Shawn Small’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Via Crucis!! Via Crucis cannot be compared to!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Hmmmmmm. .. not sure.