Valuable not only for their sublime musical expression, the African American spirituals give us profound insights into the human condition and the Christian life Many focus on an essential scene of the Christian drama the coming of God as the child in Bethlehem and as the hope of the world and the liberator of God s oppressed people In these devotions for the season of Advent, Luke Powery leads the reader through the spirituals as they confront the mystery of incarnation and redemption In Rise Up, Shepherd each devotion features the lyrics of the spiritual, a reflection on the spiritual s meaning, a Scripture verse, and a brief prayer....
|Title||:||Rise Up, Shepherd!: Advent Reflections on the Spirituals|
|Publisher||:||Westminster John Knox Press September 9, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
|File Size||:||974 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Rise Up, Shepherd!: Advent Reflections on the Spirituals Reviews
Our Sunday School class really enjoyed this study. We also had fun looking up videos of different groups singing the songs. While we came into the study knowing several of the songs, there were many we weren't familiar with, and as a result we grew to greatly appreciate the genre. The devotionals were all meaningful and uplifting. We are keeping the books to revisit next year.
As I continue to work through this daily devotional this Advent, I am drawn to the words of the spirituals, and by the written words of Dr. Powery. This book is a wonderful way to contemplate Advent.
Thoughtful reflections on popular spirituals provided an unusual twist on Advent devotions for personal and group study.
This is an excellent collection of daily meditations that draws upon the rich historical legacy of the spirituals as its wellspring. Luke Powery, a musician and theologian, has done a wonderful and sensitive job of providing us with a brief, yet rich, resource for reflection during the Advent season. Well done and highly recommended.
It is a good book for the Advent season.
A good read. A well written book for all to read and remember from where you've come and recall the words and Spirituals.
Love the book. Found it very helpful in our Bible Study discussions.