Jesus Reflects: Monologues and Children's Lessons for Advent and Christmas
"O Lord, thank you. Thank you, for delivering the baby safely. I was afraid we would not make it to a place of shelter. I am so grateful that Mary ... Show synopsis "O Lord, thank you. Thank you, for delivering the baby safely. I was afraid we would not make it to a place of shelter. I am so grateful that Mary can now find a few moments of rest. These last days have been so difficult for her." -- from "Joseph Ponders" (Advent 3) "Jesus Reflects" is a book of eight dramatic monologues on the Advent/Christmas theme, coupled with a children's sermon with each monologue. The series begins with Thanksgiving and concludes with Epiphany Sunday. Edward G. Hunter writes that the monologues enable the worship to "be there" at the event. Some of the monologues grew out of Sunday morning or evening services where an attempt was made to present a different approach to the Christmas season. Sample chapter titles include: - A Shepherd Returns - The First christmas Tree - Mary Remembers - Simeon Recalls - A Brand New Page Edward G. Hunter, Irvine, California, is a retired United Methodist minister. He served pastorates in Pennsylvania and California. Hunter holds a bachelor of sacred theology degree from Temple University School of Theology and a doctor of ministry degree from Claremont School of Theology.