Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers is a collaborative daily devotional featuring diverse contributors: black, white, LGBTQ, Latinx, Palestinian, incarcerated, Native American, Australian, Americans, Irish, South African, clergy, laity, activists, authors, organizers, and more. The season of Advent, as the church prepares for the birth of Christ, is a penitential season of reckoning with our need and the needs of the world. Keep Watch With Me offers stories, reflections, prayers, and spiritual practices to sustain and challenge the faith of those who work for justice and peace, and long for the coming of God with us.
To support folks journeying through Advent in communities of faith, I’ve created a free discussion guide. It’s a four-part lesson plan based on the lectionary readings for Advent in year A, created with Sunday school classes and small groups in mind. The guide complements the facilitation suggestions in the book’s appendix, “Using Keep Watch with Me with Groups.”