Using stories, poetry & essays, the world's greatest spiritual writers -- C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, Meister Eckhart, Bonhoeffer, Nouwen & more -- provide inward nourishment for the weeks leading up to Christmas: Advent. This volume steps back to examine the vital questions of Christmas: What does it mean that God took on human form? That Mary believed? That Christ came to us on earth, & will return? Whether dipped in at leisure or used for daily meditations, this unparalleled collection gives the phrase "Christmas preparations" new depth & meaning.Plough Publishing Staff is the author of 'Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas' with ISBN 9780874869170 and ISBN 087486917X.