But Mary Kept All These Things
Advent Devotions Rooted in the Christmas Gospel
William S. Carter

Price: $11.95

ISBN: 0788030140
Size: 6x9
Pages: 84
In this Advent devotional William Carter encourages readers to relive Advent all over again, letting the Spirit reveal itself in God’s most precious gift of all. “Whether you are on the move or trying to be still in your watching and waiting — it doesn’t matter. I believe you simply will not make it through the remaining weeks of Advent without any number of opportunities to catch a glimpse of God’s gift, if you watch patiently and realize it is about you.”

Just as a multitude of angels appeared in the fields to invite the lowly shepherds to Bethlehem, so too does God invite the least of us to witness the birth of our Savior. Even knowing his entire story, remember that Christ came as a gift, to die for our sins, shepherd or king. Each year as God sends his son we need to pause and ponder all that we hear in worship and meet the Christ child for ourselves. But Mary Kept All These Things is an ideal guide to help you emulate the Virgin Mary during this season of Advent, to realize all that God has done for us, no matter who we are.

Chapters include:
  • “You Don’t Have to Choose” (Second Friday of Advent)
  • “Delight and Disbelief” (Third Saturday of Advent)
  • “Save the Bows” (Christmas Eve)
William Carter is a recently retired pastor who served three parishes in Connecticut over the course of 46 years, the last 33 in one congregation. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He and his wife Ruth, live happily in retirement in Avon, Connecticut; not far from their son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Petra. He graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1967, and received a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1971.