For many Christians, Advent and Christmas have simply become just another time of year, albeit more frenetic. It is for them that Mark A. Villano has written this book. He opens up the Scriptures, themes, and liturgical traditions of these holy seasons to better appreciate their meaning. He reveals the life-changing mystery of Christ and the invitations of grace all around us. Consider this book a daily retreat for the four weeks of Advent and beyond, a time to let go of the activity and noise of life and simply listen.