St. Bernard of Clairvaux encouraged us to embrace the Advent Season leading up to Christmas by meditating upon three "comings of Christ": not only Christ's coming as a man 2,000 years ago, but also his coming to us at the end of our life and his desire to come into our hearts each day.
This book leads the reader along a quiet, insightful, and inspiring Advent journey through reading and meditating upon the key moments of salvation history—from Creation to the birth
of Christ—in light of these three comings. In this context, it frames the true meaning of Christmas and prepares the reader for a deeper and more joyful Christmas celebration.
“How can we recover our wonder at the Incarnation? How can we preserve the interior peace that Christ came to give? How can we share the joy of Christmas in the midst of our hectic lives? Mike Pacer thoughtfully and beautifully reminds all of us how the Holy Family did all this during their own hectic Christmas: by the simple practice of faithful prayer, scriptural expectation, and daily trust. You hold in your hands a daily means of recovering those profound ways to anticipate Christ’s coming: in Bethlehem, in Eternity, and every day.”
– Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois
"One of the best Advent-themed books I've ever read. From cover to cover, the book provides scripturally insightful and spiritually practical daily readings on the three comings of Christ–two thousand years ago, at the end of our lives and the end of history, and in a daily "coming" or encounter with the Lord. If you read this book and take up its lessons, your Advent and Christmas celebration will be transformed."
– Mark Brumley, CEO of Ignatius Press and author of several books, including 20
Answers: Catholic Social Teaching and The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics