Dr Cally Hammond, Dean of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in our very creative Diocese of Ely, has a new book coming out soon with the very appealing title of Joyful Christianity. She invites us to experience afresh the events before, during and after Jesus’ birth as portrayed in the Gospel of Luke.
Often our Christian lives lack the real, deep joy of God. We frequently fail to grasp the jubilant essence of the Bible. This is never truer than as we approach Advent.
Caught up in our pre-Christmas stress, we just don’t appreciate the depths of meaning in a story that we’ve heard thousands of times before. It is all too easy to gloss over the nativity and what it means.
So it’s an Advent book, but it will be out on August 20th and you can order it now from SPCK’s online shop. To order elsewhere quote ISBN 9780281060870. It’s a 96 page paperback and is priced at £8.99.