December 2018 / January 2019 - Vol. 101
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. Some Spiritual Reading Resources for the Advent Season

Reflections and Meditations

• “Maranatha - “Come, Lord Jesus!” by Don Schwager
• O Antiphons of Advent and Praising the Names of Jesus, by Jeanne Kun
• Weekly Advent Prayers and Advent wreath

• The Day of the Lord Draws Near: Reflections on Upbuilding Love
• To watch with Christ, by John Henry Newman
• A threefold coming of the Lord, by Bernard of Clairvaux
• The Two Comings of Christ: An Orthodox perspective by Thomas Hopko

• Christians Have Lost Touch with Heaven! by Christoph Schonborn
• The Eternal Spring-time Will Surely Come, by John Henry Newman
• The Real Meaning of Christmas, by Steve Clark

• Reply to the Skeptics Concerning the Lord’s Return, Commentary on 2 Peter 3:1-7, by Dr. Daniel Keating
• Living in the Last Days: A Commentary on 1 Peter 4:7-11, by Dr. Daniel Keating
• The Promise of the Lord’s Return, A Commentary on 2 Peter 3:8-16, by Dr. Daniel Keating
• Seeking God More Earnestly: Advent Themes in the Letter of James, by Dr. Mark Whitters
• We Will Be Judged by Our Fidelity to Christ, by Romano Guardini
• Jesus the Coming Judge, by Tom Wright
What If This Present Were the World’s Last Night, by C.S. Lewis
• Christians Have Lost Touch with Heaven, by Christoph Schonborn

• The Wonderful Exchange, by Athanasius and Gregory Nazianzen
• Waiting in Hope for Christ's Return, by Cyril of Jerusalem, Ephrem of Edessa, and Irenaeus of Lyons 
• God Showers Us with Gifts, and God Will be Seen, by Irenaeus of Lyons (130-200) 
• The Spirit Prepares Us to Receive the Son of God, by Irenaeus of Lyons (130-200) 
• The Wonder of Christ, by Origen
• The Great Little King, by Gregory of Nyssa
• The Redeemer - What God Wanted, by Steve Clark

• The People of Advent, Meditations for Advent written in prison by Alfred Delp
• True Happiness: Prison Meditations, by Alfred Delp
• Prisoners of Hope: Reflections for Advent, by Dave Quintana
• Scripture Reflections on the House of David, by Jeanne Kun
• David, Prototype of Jesus the Anointed Messiah, by Damasus Winzen, OSB
• Jesus: A Portrait of Kingship, by Jeanne Kun 

• The Eternal Springtime Will Come, by John Henry Newman
• The Son of Man, by Fulton J. Sheen

• The Only Person Ever Pre-Announced: Born to Die to Give Us Life, by Fulton J. Sheen
• Let us not resist the first coming, and the second will not terrify us, by Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)
• The Two Comings of Christ, by Thomas Hopko

• When Heaven Explodes With Color: We await our blessed hope, by John Yocum
• The Finality of Christ and Religious Pluralism, by Donald Bloesch 
• The Advent Banquet: A Selection of Daily Reflections, by Dave Quintana
• Aliens and Exiles? What can 1st century Christianity teach us about 21st century living? by Bruce Yocum
• Homeward Bound: But Where Are We Headed? by James Munk 
• Reading the Stars: Signs of Hope from the Creator of the cosmos, by David Mills

• O Antiphons of Advent and Praising the Names of Jesus, by Jeanne Kun
• Reform Your Lives: the message of John the Baptist, Forerunner of the Redeemer, by Jeanne Kun 
• Prepare the Way of the Lord: a meditative poem on Isaiah 40:3-4, by Jean Kun 
• Pilgrims, Travelers, and Citizens of Heaven, by Jeanne Kun
• The Hope of Heaven, by Jeanne Kun
• Awaiting the Messiah by Jeanne Kun, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
• You Shall Call his Nama Jesus, by Jeanne Kun 

• The voice is John, the word is Christ, by Augustine 
• The Two-fold Coming of Jesus Christ, by Cyril of Jerusalem 
• The Reason the Word of God became Man,by Irenaeus 
• A Voice Crying in the Wilderness, by Eusebius of Caesarea 
• God's Promises Are Held Out to Us by His Son, by Augustine

Links to other seasonal spiritual readings:

• Spiritual Reading for Christmas and Epiphany Season
Spiritual Reading on the Cross of Jesus Christ

• Spiritual Reading on the Resurrection of Christ and the Easter season
• Spiritual Reading for Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit
• Spiritual Reading for Advent Season
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