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Peter Mead’s “Pleased to Dwell” is proving to be a gem of a book. Twenty-four short chapters, each of which even I – a terribly slow reader – get through in under ten minutes forming a wonderful daily meditation for advent. (If you started on December 1st you’d be done by Christmas Eve, if you started next week you will easily catch up.)
This book is an easy read, in simple attractive language, but don’t let that make you think its theology is light – anyone who has heard Peter Mead teach knows he has the teacher’s gift of making rich theology easy to understand, and delightful to digest. There are many profound biblical insights here as he takes us on a powerful thematic overview of promise and fulfillment in terms of God’s promised Messiah from Genesis, through the rest of the Old Testament, zooming in on the birth narratives of Matthew and Luke and into the rest of the New Testament.
This would be a lovely book to read at any time of year, but I’d recommend you pick up a copy for the rest of advent. It’s a blessing of a book. Heartily recommended!