Each day in Advent, an amazing animal waits for you!

From bestselling author Gayle Boss, a stunningly illustrated picture book edition of her beloved Advent book, All Creation Waits.

“It’s a delight and my new go-to recommendation for families.”

Meredith Miller, pastor and author

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To order from Paraclete Press call 774-801-2041
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Enter your order information here, and you’ll receive a free packet of downloadable resources from Gayle Boss!

  • 6-Card Trivia Game
  • Advent Scavenger Hunt
  • Advent Calendar
  • Pinecone Craft Instruction
  • Educator’s Guide (coming soon)


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Gayle Boss, AUthor

Gayle Boss writes from West Michigan, where she was born and raised. Her lifelong love of animals and her immersion in spiritual texts and practices have melded in poems and essays that explore how relationships with animals specifically, and an attentive presence in the natural world generally, restore us to our deepest selves. Also, the author of Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing, Gayle lives with her husband and Welsh corgi rescue.

Sharon Spitz, Illustrator

Sharon Spitz is an illustrator and a graphic designer with a passion for nature and animals and is the winner of the 2021 Jewish Children’s Book Award. She currently divides her time between Berlin and Haifa.


October 14, 11 am
Schuler’s Books
2660 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
October 21, 11 am
Baker Books, Grand Rapids, MI
2768 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Friday, November 3, 10:30-11:30am
Derby Street Barnes and Noble Story Time
96 Derby St, Unit 300
Hingham, MA 02043

Saturday, November 4
9am (Event for Kids), 1pm (Event for Adults)

Priory Books and Gifts
5 Bay View Dr
Orleans MA 02653

Sunday, November 5, 10am
Dogwood Books and Gifts at Christ Church
254 East Putnam Avenue,
Greenwich, CT 06830

Monday, November 6, 3:30-5pm
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
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Wednesday, November 8, 2-4pm
Mercy by the Sea
167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443-0191
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Thursday, November 9, 4pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
70 Maple Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
Friday, November 10, 12:30pm
St. Helena School
950 Grove Ave
Edison, NJ, 08820
Sunday, November 12, 12pm
National Shrine
400 Michigan Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20017
Sunday, November 12, afternoon
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, November 13, 8:30-10:30am
Saint Timothy Catholic School
13809 Poplar Tree Road
Chantilly, VA 20151
Monday, November 13, 1:15pm
St. Veronica Catholic School
3460-B Centreville Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151
November 16, 10:30am
Morning Star School in Tampa, FL
November 17, 1:45pm
St Theresa Catholic School in Ashburn, VA
November 20, 8:30am
St Luke School, Mclean VA
November 30, 11am and 2pm
St Thomas More School in Arlington, VA
December 1, 6-8 pm
Author Meet & Greet
Plumfield Books
574 Ada Dr, SE, Ada, Michigan, 49301
December 2, 4-6 pm
Calvin University Ecosystem Preserve
1750 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5649
December 3, 9:55 am (Pacific Time)
Peace Lutheran Church
West Seattle
December 4, 11 am
St. Hilary of Poitiers School
Rydal, PA
December 5, 10:30 am
St. Mary School
Royal Oak, MI
December 10, 9 am
St. Andrew’s Church
Grand Rapids, MI
December 10, 12 pm (Pacific Time)
Peace Lutheran (for adults)
West Seattle


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