Rejoicing in Every Tongue, Every Tribe, Every Nation: The Archbishop of York’s Advent Book 2023: Foreword by Stephen Cottrell
by Arun Arora
‘What a delight… a fascinating mix of characters whose stories bring to life the Way of Love to which Jesus calls us all.’
Martin Luther King famously declared that ‘I have decided to stick with love… Hate is too great a burden to bear’. In these luminous daily readings, Arun Arora helps us consider the biblical picture of the Church as the people of God, drawn from every tribe, every tongue and every nation.
Themes of racial justice, hospitality and welcome are explored alongside the stories of saints from across the globe. Beginning with reflections from Isaiah and Revelation, the meditations lead us on to consider the missionaries, martyrs and mystics who light our Advent way.
‘Beautifully embodies the new community that Jesus both offers and energises.’
‘Like spending an afternoon with Bishop Arun at the pub… brimming with Advent hope.’
‘Leads us through Advent with [Bishop Arun’s] characteristic wisdom and insight.’
‘Gathers the beautifully diverse family of faith around the table… as we prepare for the great feast that is to come.’