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All I Really Want
Readings for a Modern Christmas
By Quinn G. Caldwell
What People Are Saying
"Accept this invitation to a five-week birthday party for Jesus, populated by aggressive cousins, evil dragons, and last-minute shoppers. Your Christmas is about to get hilariously complicated."
— Lillian Daniel, author of When Spiritual but Not Religious Is Not Enough
"I love that the prayers in this book are often hilarious. I love that the suggestions are surprising (set something on fire, decorate garishly, believe in a God that can co-opt the culture's co-optation). It's playful and funny and theologically profound."
— Debbie Blue, author of Consider the Birds
"A wonderful combination of profound and whimsical."
— Martin B. Copenhaver, author of Jesus Is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered
"You don't have to be churchy to love this book; but if you are churchy you will be proud that you are. Next time somebody mourns the true meaning of Christmas, give them this book."
— Donna Schaper, author of Prayers for People Who Say They Can't Pray
"Every adventure needs a guide who knows the territory.You'll scarcely find one better than Quinn Caldwell. With a poet's heart and a comic's wit, he won't let you go until the angels sing."
— Matthew Myer Boulton, president and Professor of Theology, Christian Theological Seminary
"Quinn Caldwell releases us from forced cheerfulness and invites us to relish the rich, complex darkness of the season. He offers us a Christmas we had thought was out of our reach: a true gift ."
— Stephanie Paulsell, Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School