For many Christians, Advent and Christmas have simply become just another time of year, albeit more frenetic. It is for them that Mark Villano has written Time to Get Ready. He opens up the Scriptures, themes, and liturgical traditions of these holy seasons to better appreciate their meaning. He reveals the lifechanging mystery of Christ, the invitations of grace all around. Consider this book a daily retreat, a time to let go of the activity and noise of life and simply listen. It will become a cherished companion for many as they prepare spiritually for Christmas and beyond.