• Length: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 × 7 in
  • Published: August 29, 2023
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-1-5140-0018-2
  • Item Code: A0018

"Christians believe not just in one coming of Christ, but in three."

We tend to think of Advent as the season of anticipation before Christmas—and while it is that, it’s also much more. Throughout its history, the church has observed Advent as a preparation not only for the first coming of Christ in his incarnation but also for his second coming at the last day. It's also about a third coming: the coming of Christ to meet us in our present moment, to make us holy by his Word and Sacrament.

In this short volume, priest and writer Tish Harrison Warren explores all three of these "comings" of Christ and invites us into a deeper experience of the first season of the Christian year.

Each volume in the Fullness of Time series invites readers to engage with the riches of the church year, exploring how its traditions, prayers, Scriptures, and rituals all point us to Jesus.


1. Yearning: Three Advents of Christ
2. Longing: Four Themes of Advent
3. Crying Out: Two Prophets of Advent
4. Stirring: Four Prayers of Advent
5. Approaching: Eight Practices of Advent



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Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary, which was Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year. She is a weekly contributing newsletter writer for the New York Times and writes a monthly column for Christianity Today. She has worked in ministry settings for over a decade as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries and as the writer-in-residence at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, The Point, and elsewhere.