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Book Review: We Hear The Angels – Ancient Prayers For Advent by JoAnn Streeter Shade


Major JoAnn Streeter Shade has done it again; she has produced a book that makes you think…dig deeper…and reflect.

JoAnn masterfully taken beautiful stained-glass photos, and written prayer from a variety of surprising sources, added some of her own reflections and given the reader a sacred experience.


The following, A Christmas Prayer, by Robert Louis Stevenson is a perfect example:


“Loving God, help us remember the birth of Jesus,

that we may share in the song of the angels.

the gladness of the shepherds,

and the worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate

and open the door of love all over the world.

Let kindness come with every gift and

good desires with every greeting.

Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christs brings,

and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be the children,

and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts,

forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.”

This book is a great choice for for your own personal devotional reading or a beautiful Christmas gift for someone else.  Click here to read more about the book and to purchase it.