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The audio book, The Twelve Days of Christmas, is read by Br. Curtis Almquist and accompanied by carols sung by the Brothers.

The Twelve Days of Christmas follow from December 25 until January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, the traditional date when the Magi arrived to present gifts to infant Jesus. For many, the meaning of these days is lost. By Christmas night we are saturated with the holiday hype, overfed by music and food, and may already be disappointed that the presents received are not enough. This audio book is not a bah humbug about Christmas customs and presents.

This is simply an invitation to go deeper than the tinsel and wrappings, beyond the presents given and received, to the source of all the good gifts in life. Readers are invited to unwrap gifts that will last, praying the twelve days of Christmas.

9 Comments

  1. Jaan Sass on January 6, 2019 at 21:41

    I was deeply blessed by listening and reading along . I still have difficulty seeing myself as a blessing. I have a lot of regrets in my struggle with bipolar disorder. I did receive a lot of comfort chapter 11 the gift of peace especially the meditation suggestions especially the use of repetitive phrases and scriptures. Thank you again for this wonderful gift.

  2. Lyn Reece on December 26, 2018 at 09:49

    I look forward to this wonderful spiritual study!
    Thank you!!

  3. Deborah Golwas on December 25, 2018 at 17:36

    Thank you

  4. Amy Ryberg on December 25, 2018 at 14:32

    Beautiful. Just finished unwrapping gifts and sharing Christmas brunch. Your meditation offers a taste of contentment and gratitude. I’m looking forward to the next 12 days. Much better than a Partridge in a Pear Tree. What would one do with all those birds, anyway?
    Merry Christmas to all who share this.

    • Deborah Golwas on December 26, 2018 at 10:15

      Amy, I agree with you as I too look forward to more contentment and gratitude in my life.

  5. Janet Harris on December 24, 2018 at 09:54

    I have not done an Epiphany study and am looking forward to it. After the hype of Christmas has faded, I need something more. Something that helps me put the Christmas story in the forefront again. This study is what I need! Thank you.

  6. Jim Houston+ on December 24, 2018 at 07:27

    Thankyou.

  7. Leslie on December 26, 2017 at 06:23

    Thank you for this gift. Hearing these words read to and for me is an altogether different experience than reading the words myself or hearing an homily offered to the gathered community. I am refreshed in listening with the ears of my heart.

    • Janice Meyer on December 24, 2018 at 04:39

      A pure gift to my heart and soul ……
      Thank you…….

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