Literary Insights

Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Monday, November 24, 2014

Every Valley Advent with the Scriptures of Handel's Messiah by Albert L. Blackwell

Handel's Messiah is one of the most beloved musical works of the western world, playing an especially sentimental role in many people's Christmas traditions. The work, taken directly from the King James text has turned many, otherwise forgettable phrases, into memorable, singable, cherished, lines of Scripture.

Every Valley is a 40-day Advent devotional based upon the Bible verses that comprise the text of Handel's Messiah. Each chapter begins with the text and concludes with a meditation on those verses. Everything from long-ago history to current events is utilized in the understanding of the text.

A gift worthy book. I received a copy of eBook from Westminster John Knox Press through Net Galley for my review.