Keep Watch with Me

An Advent Reader for Peacemakers

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Keep Watch with Me
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Published October 2019

Become a peacemaker this Advent and experience the hope of new life!

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.


About the Authors

Claire Brown

The Rev. Claire Brown is an Episcopal priest, writer, and facilitator living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her work focuses on the connections between the Eucharist, transformative spiritual practice, and the church's social and political responsibility. Claire is a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, the School of Theology at Sewanee, and the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. She blogs at about parenthood, embodiment, theology, and the church.

Michael T. McRay

Michael T. McRay is a writer, facilitator, and story-practitioner living in Nashville, Tennessee. He’s the author of multiple books, including the forthcoming I Am Not Your Enemy: Stories to Transform a Divided World (Herald Press, 2020). Michael is the Southeast Regional Manager for the global story nonprofit Narrative 4, and he also hosts Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling. He holds a graduate degree in conflict resolution and reconciliation from Trinity College Dublin at Belfast. He leads narrative retreats and speaks on story, conflict, reconciliation, and forgiveness. You can follow him @michaeltmcray on social media and through his blog at