Nativity sets are a given at Advent. They come in all shapes and sizes and appear in churches, homes and even garden centres. Some are a treasured family heirloom, and some are a new addition to enjoy throughout December. They are all so different though, from the kitsch to the contemporary, and everything in between. But what do they tell us about the original story, and about ourselves, as the people who buy them?
Richard Littledale shares his own personal collection of nativity sets from around the world as he provides food for thought and spiritual reflection this Advent. For each day of Advent Richard includes a reflection, a bible reading, a question to ponder and a prayer. Just like unexpectedly finding a figure of a budgerigar in one of his nativity sets, Richard Littledale’s accessible devotional allows us to be surprised anew as we see the wonder of the nativity story with fresh eyes.