Free Advent Audio Book | by Steve Bell

A free (and sharable) audio version of Steve reading book one, Advent, of his book-series, Pilgrim Year.

DECEMBER 28: THE FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

“…the gospels don’t let us off easily. Jesus—light from light, true God from true God—enters history as a vulnerable victim of Herodian cruelty, not aligned with the settled and powerful, but rather with the dispossessed and fleeing. Indeed, the One whom the Old Testament prophet-poets laud as our rock and refuge is now revealed as a refugee.”

PILGRIM YEAR by Steve Bell: a review (Crux Journal)

The Pilgrim Year book series is in many ways a natural culmination of Steve’s musical and story-telling career. In seven beautifully designed booklets, Steve takes the reader thoughtfully through the church year. The itinerary across the terrain of the church seasons turns out to be, as the title suggests, a pilgrimage for the soul.

The Feast of the Holy Innocents December 28

The feast of the Holy Innocents falls on the fourth day of Christmas. Of the four gospels, only the Gospel of Matthew (2:1-18) records this appalling story…

Pilgrim Year Christmas Logo

GLORY! The Feast of the Nativity | December 25

On the Feast of the Nativity, we look into the humble, entirely vulnerable face of the Christ Child and ask how we can possibly perceive the “splendour of the Father, and the figure of his substance.”

Introduction to Advent

It’s the Fast that Makes the Feast

If we want to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming, we must detach ourselves from all the goods of the earth…retire into the interior desert of our heart, far from […]

Mary: Ark of the covenant

Mary: Ark of the New Covenant

Even in our troubled humanity—within the drama of brokenness, redemption and salvation—we, too, have been invited to take up our role as maternal-spouse of God: to receive, carry and bear forth new life for the sake of the world. Anything less is beneath our dignity…

Old Sage (Home Again)

  Old Sage  (Home Again) Music by Steve Bell / Lyric by Steve Bell and Jamie Howison   I remember how it started still Those are days that I remember […]

Every Stone Shall Cry

Every Stone Shall Cry Music by David Hurd – G.I.A. Publications Lyric by Richard Wilbur, Harcourt, Brace, Jevanovich A stable lamp is lighted Whose glow shall wake the sky The […]

I Heard the Bells

I Heard the Bells Music by J. Baptiste Calkin Lyric by Henry W. Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar Carols play And wild and sweet […]

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