The Light in the Lantern: Stories for an Advent Calendar
In the days leading up to Christmas, Mary and Joseph’s path to Bethlehem is fraught with difficulties, but, as the stories in this book reveal, a small miracle happens each day. The story of each miracle brings us a little closer to Christmas, until we finally reach the stable in Bethlehem, where the light in the lantern awaits in anticipation of the Christ Child’s birth.
With twenty-eight stories, this book may be used as an “Advent calendar,” with the first week’s stories relating to the mineral world, the second to the plant world, followed by the animal kingdom, and finally human beings.
This book helps enliven children’s imaginations during the festival time of Christmas.
About the Author
Georg Dreißig was born in Eschwege, Germany, in 1950 and attended the Waldorf School in Berlin. He initially studied medicine but then attended the seminary of The Christian Community in Stuttgart after completing his studies in physics. In 1977 he received ordination and was sent to Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1980 he returned to Stuttgart to work as editor in chief for the monthly magazine Die Christengemeinschaft until 2012. He has been a lecturer at the Stuttgart Seminary since 1988 and a seminar leader since 2006. In addition, Georg Dreißig is a parish priest, author of children’s books and father of 5 sons.