Celebrating Christmas: Embracing joy through art and reflections

Celebrating Christmas: Embracing joy through art and reflections

Authors : Amy Boucher Pye and artist Leo Boucher
£9.99

A father-daughter duo give you art and words to foster joy as you celebrate Christmas

Grab a cuppa and sink into a cosy chair as a father-daughter duo leads you into the celebration of Christmas through their art and reflections. Considering not only the story of Mary and Joseph journeying to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, but also our modern-day expressions of Christmas, they bring light and life to what can be a fraught and exhausting season. A book perfect for giving as a gift or using oneself to foster joy and peace.

Title Celebrating Christmas: Embracing joy through art and reflections
Authors Amy Boucher Pye and artist Leo Boucher
Description

Grab a cuppa and sink into a cosy chair as a father-daughter duo leads you into the celebration of Christmas through their art and reflections. Considering not only the story of Mary and Joseph journeying to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, but also our modern-day expressions of Christmas, they bring light and life to what can be a fraught and exhausting season. A book perfect for giving as a gift or using oneself to foster joy and peace.

Details
  • Product code: 9781800390515
  • Published: 17 September 2021
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • Dimensions: 155mm wide and 165mm high

Grab a cuppa and sink into a cosy chair as a father-daughter duo leads you into the celebration of Christmas through their art and reflections. Considering not only the story of Mary and Joseph journeying to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, but also our modern-day expressions of Christmas, they bring light and life to what can be a fraught and exhausting season. A book perfect for giving as a gift or using oneself to foster joy and peace.

Amy Boucher Pye is a writer, speaker and editor, and the author of Finding Myself in Britain: Our Search for Faith, Home & True Identity (Authentic Media, 2015). She runs the Woman Alive book club and enjoys writing Bible reading notes for Day by Day with God and Our Daily Bread, among others. She blogs at amyboucherpye.com.

Leo Boucher is a retired data systems analyst and creator who paints in his art shack and volunteers with his church and other organisations, including teaching art to seniors at retirement communities.

Amy Boucher Pye and Leo Boucher share their art and reflections from London and Minnesota.

 

Reviewed by Lucy Rycroft in her blog The Hope Filled Family

This gorgeous offering from writer and speaker Amy Boucher Pye and her dad Leo Boucher would make a stunning Advent gift for anyone in your life who you’d like to bless this year! Each day contains a beautiful colour painting by Leo (and there’s a guide at the back of the book for how to practise ‘visio divina’, allowing God to minister to you through art). There’s then a poignant reflection from Amy, linking to the painting, and a prayer suggestion. Whilst not being a Bible devotional in the strict sense, each day quotes Scripture directly or makes reference to a Scripture narrative, and there are questions at the back if you want to use this as the basis of an Advent study for small groups. Definitely a book to enjoy with a hot drink by the tree!