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Title:
Not a silent night : Mary looks back to Bethlehem
Author:
Hamilton, Adam, 1964- , author.
Publication Information:
Nashville : Abingdon Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
135 pages ; 19 cm
Summary:
"Imagine Jesus from Mary's point of view: proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more. In this book, Adam Hamilton begins at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; travels back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry; and ends at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable"--Page 4 of cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781426771842
Format :
Book

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Imagine Jesus from Mary's point of view--proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more. In this book, Adam Hamilton begins at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; travels back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry; and ends at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable, Mary's beautiful baby. This year, experience Advent and Christmas with Mary. 

The five sessions are:

1. Beginning with the End 
2. The Piercing of Mary's Soul 
3. Amazed, Astounded, and Astonished 
4. Mary, Full of Grace 
5. It Was Not a Silent Night


Author Notes

Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, was born on July 12, 1964. He grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Blue Valley High School. He completed his BA at Oral Roberts University and graduate school at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Hamilton delivered the sermon at the Inaugural Prayer Service held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., following the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

He has written many books explaining questions of faith in a down-to-earth fashion. His titles include: Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks back to Bethlehem, Making Sense of the Bible, The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours that Changed the World, Enough, Why: Making Sense of God's Will, When Christians Get it Wrong, Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, and Creed: What Christians Believe and Why.

(Bowker Author Biography)