The beautiful reflections on Christmas contained in this book are a perfect preparation for celebrating the birth of Jesus. There is nothing quite like them: Rich in meaning and full of hope, they challenge and entice us. Taken together, they create a unique and splendid vision of the Christmas mystery.
As you read and enjoy these reflections, may the wonder of contemplation become a joyful invitation to action.
Sixteen harmonious illustrations accompany the short reflections giving a visual image to the profound meaning of the text.
Chiara Lubich, recipient of the 1995 Religious Author of the Year Award at the Milan Book Fair, is the author of more than thirty books. Foundress and president of the Focolare Movement and honorary president of the World Conference of Religion and Peace (WCRP) she is a recipient of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion and the UNESCO Peace Education prize as well as honorary degrees from universities throughout the world.