Under African Skies - Carolyn Butler

Under African Skies - Carolyn Butler


On 23 November 2008 RUC held the launch for Carolyn Butler’s book Under African Skies: Reflections for Advent and Christmas, published by Lux Verbi. It provides daily readings, reflections and prayers for the four weeks of Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Christmas Day to 6 January). These easy-to-use reflections help readers to keep focused on Jesus during the busy holidays. A unique feature of the book is that it is written from the perspective of a person in the southern hemisphere, where Christmas is a season of sunshine and warmth, not cold and darkness as in the north. Carolyn creates images and symbols for Advent and Christmas that resonate with our own African experience.