Paula Gooder is a popular author with our RRC members so it’s fitting to mention her The Meaning is in the Waiting. This short reflection on the theme of waiting has a a section for each week of the Advent season although each chapter is broken into six sections if you want to read something daily.. Following the weekly themes presented in the church year, it explores the stories of Abraham and Sarah, The Prophets, John the Baptist, and Mary. It also provides occasional historical background and, though short, it packs a lot into its hundred-odd pages. This is well worth a look if you fancy a slow-burner with something meaty to chew over. A good read!