Philippa Ruth Wilson … has married all–too–familiar lines of our carols with 31 Bible readings, rearticulating them in crisp profundity. Her poetry, honest of life’s darkness and pain, complements her lively engagement. Reading this book will have you belting out carols with renewed vim and adoration for Emmanuel!
Natalie Brand, Author and Tutor for Women, Union School of Theology, Wales
This book is a gift! … will guide you through the Advent season helping you see the bright richness it offers the people of God who today await Christ’s glorious return.
Matthew Boswell, Pastor, The Trails Church; Hymnwriter; Assistant Professor of Church Music and Worship, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Interweaving the wisdom and grace of her aptly termed Carolsville with the wonderous story of Jesus, Philippa Wilson in Brightest and Best sparks longing and love within us during the Advent and Christmas seasons. She welcomes us to share her deep love of the ‘little Lord Jesus’ – a mind–bending notion of the God who became Man. I commend it with joy.
Amy Boucher Pye, Author, Celebrating Christmas
What a delight this devotional work is! Deeply theological yet succinct and engaging, Philippa’s work will serve to give readers a daily dose of significant insights into the wonder of our glorious Savior.
Mary K. Mohler, Director, Seminary Wives Institute, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
An absolute gem! … each day of the devotional offers us comfort, strength and most important of all, the hope of redemption. Like the Magi, our response is worship. This is a book I will be buying and giving to friends.