Each year the writers of Partners in Prayer lead you on a journey of prayer and reflection through the Advent season. This year author Erin Wathen invites you on a journey to the heart of wilderness, where the Christmas season isn't about shopping or cookie parties. Travel through weekly themes with biblical characters as companions and discover how God called them off the beaten path and into new life. Many criticize the "material, consumer-driven" holiday without mention of a better way. But there must be one. If so many founders of our faith sought God in wilderness and emerged in the light of new life, then we can, too. What will come of moving with intention, seeking a desert path along the frantic highway? Come and see with Partners in Prayer 2013.