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God Is in the Manger

Reflections on Advent and Christmas
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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There are only two places where the powerful and great in this world lose their courage, tremble in the depths of their souls, and become truly afraid. These are the manger and the cross of Jesus Christ.

No priest, no theologian stood at the cradle of Bethlehem. And yet, all Christian theology finds its beginnings in the miracle of miracles, that God became human.

These stirring words are among forty devotions that guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from his Christmas sermons, these daily devotions are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas.

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  • Christopher S. Esget
  • 06-01-15

Life-changing

This book changes me profoundly. Each day I heard more deeply how God loves me, and grew in a strange desire to serve Him not out of compulsion, but in response.

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  • 06-01-17

Excellent!

This is an excellent advent devotional and a good introduction to the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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  • Phillip Pascoe
  • 10-01-19

Easy to understand

As I listened I was learning and thank you for the clear teachings. I will listen again.

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  • moellis
  • 05-01-19

A Wonderful Advent Treasure

Bonhoeffer’s writings in God is in the Manger are haunting given that he wrote these in a cold German prison not long before being hanged. His writings are thought provoking, touching and ever humble.
The sole drawback to this audio book, and, to a German linguist, unfathomable and offensive: they chose a pleasant timbre voice without consideration of his German language ability! The narrator obviously does Not speak German nor did he master any tutorial on German pronunciation! Every time he said Bonhoeffer, a woeful mispronunciation, it was jarring. When he attempted the phrase ‘Peace on Earth’, it had the opposite effect! I wanted to throw my phone at him! I will say that the narrator did a fine job on nuance and the gentle spirit of the writing when speaking English. A fail on German!
I will buy and recommend others buy the hardcover book or ereader edition for next Advent! This will easily become an Advent reading treasure!

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  • tish dejesus
  • 14-12-18

meaningful devotion

learn the true meaning of advent, waiting for God's plan to unfold.
Bonhoeffer is a master!

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  • Justin Bellars
  • 13-12-16

Pithy thoughts for Advent

Astute reflections on waiting from someone languishing away in a nazi prison camp, while his betrothed and his family awaited his release.