Born in the Darkest Time of the Year
Andrew Marr OSB
Fifteen short stories celebrating the impossible possibility that Christmas offers. ‘The celebration of Christmas offers hope to many, even those who do not believe that God Himself was born as the child Jesus. Hope, however, is always under threat....A deeper and more long-lasting threat to the hope offered by Christmas is forgetting the story that raised these hopes in the first place. While raising this hope, Christmas casts a sparkle of enchantment on the day of its celebration and the days surrounding it. If God can be born as a human child, anything can happen. So it is that many things happen in Christmas stories that many of us think are impossible. But what greater source for hope can there be other than for the impossible to become possible?’ from the preface.
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