"The season of Advent offers us, each year, an opportunity to seek God within the geography of our souls--while living outwardly amid the roar and tumult of worldly events," Isabel Anders writes in her preface to this new edition of Awaiting the Child: An Advent Journal. Written during one Advent when she was expecting her first baby, and including an introduction by Madeleine L'Engle, this meditational gem speaks to us on multiple levels, probing deeply into Advent's rich tapestry of paradox and splendor . . . showing the way to keeping a holy vigil through this secularly dominated season of the year.