The Advent Overture will change the way you look at the Christmas season. With winsome charm and wit, its prose and poetry present enlightening and enriching meditations on the Nativity story, with deeply personal and poignant applications that will relate to the contours of every reader's life. It gives a unique and refreshing perspective on all the players in this theater of grace, who will become your mentors as you read, speaking to your own choices and challenges, problems and pains, beliefs and behaviors. You will identify with their fears as well as their faith and feel equally included in God's plans and purposes for the coming of Jesus. Every note of this overture will encourage you to engage the symphony that follows in the gospels and epistles, which develop and fulfill all that is intimated in the Nativity narrative. Once read, you will want to give this book to others as a personal invitation to join the concert.