Gideon Heugh has just published a new book, Darkling: An Advent Journey, and I wanted to share it with you.

This is a book for darkling days. A book for those who are hunkering down against the winter storms of life. A book for those who feel weary, lost, uncertain. It is not a book about bright lights and warm platitudes, but about a lone candle flickering on a cold night.

During Advent, we do not beat back the darkness. We acknowledge it. We wait within it. We listen to what it has to say. We do not fight the lengthening nights – but in an act of daring vulnerability we welcome them. We slow down. We reflect. We rest. Because it is here, while all around us is darkling, that we can find the true meaning of light.

The journey traces the days from 1st December to Christmas Eve in five sections. Each day contains a poem/reflection and a blessing. And each section concludes with questions for reflection.

Several of us are wondering about doing it as an online group. Please let me know if you are interested (reply or DM).

In the meantime, Darkling is available via Amazon as a paperback or Kindle.