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Just arrived from the printer is A Star-Filled Grace – a new book for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany by Rachel Mann. Details below. By the way, if you live in the Manchester (UK) area, Rachel is having a launch for the book on Thursday 12th November 2015 at 7pm at St Nicholas Church, Burnage, M19 1PL. The book will be on sale at the event and Rachel promises 'a lively evening'.

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A Star-Filled Grace

Worship and prayer resources for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany


Rachel Mann

This book offers resources on beloved Advent and Christmas themes for churches, ministers, study groups and individuals at a time when there is a genuine interest in fresh ways of telling the Christmas stories.

In poetry, liturgy and narrative, Rachel Mann questions the cosy and sentimental view of the festive season and takes seriously the idea that God in Christ is born as a vulnerable outsider who transforms the world in radical ways.

Intended to be usable in a wide range of liturgical and study contexts, this book revisits biblical voices, characters and stories with a sophistication and simplicity that speaks to readers from a diversity of theological and spiritual perspectives.

Rachel Mann is an Anglican parish priest, broadcaster and writer. She is resident poet and minor canon at Manchester Cathedral. Her work is widely published, including two previous books, The Risen Dust and Dazzling Darkness.

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