As you read this, I’m driving home from my Thanksgiving vacation. Even though I’m pre-posting this on Tuesday night, I already know that when Sunday morning rolls around I am bound to be cranky. I’ll have said goodbye to my precious son Eric and shipped him back off to college, and Adam, Greg and I will have a seven hour drive ahead of us. The party will be over, and there will be work waiting for me when I get home.
So to cheer myself up, we’re going to have a contest today. Five lucky winners will be randomly selected to receive signed copies of my new Advent book O Radient Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath. Here’s some information about the book:
O Radiant Dawn is a daily prayer book created for use around an Advent wreath in Catholic households of any configuration. It contains twenty-eight devotional services, each designed to last only five minutes—an achievable goal for busy families. The single-page service includes: 1) a simple candle lighting, 2) a brief scripture passage paired with a reflection question for adults and older children and one for younger children, 3) silence, and 4) a closing prayer. Rooted in scriptural images of light, O Radiant Dawn can be used in family prayer year after year. With its many Advent wreath prayers, O Radiant Dawn is an ideal gift for parish-wide distribution and faith-sharing groups. It can also be used as a part of an Advent retreat.
To enter to win a copy of O Radiant Dawn, simply leave a comment below by 8:00 am on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Five winners will be randomly selected and the booklets will be sent out immediately for you to enjoy on next Sunday, when we begin Advent.
Update: Our randomly selected winners — Angie, Mary, Bonnie, Jennifer and Dee — have been notified by email. I thank all of you for participating in this contest and for your support for O Radiant Dawn.