Welcome to the Advent Bookstore
As with all of the Advent’s ministries, the Advent Bookstore hopes to keep a “living, daring confidence in God’s grace” at the front of all of its inventory. Whether you are visiting in search of a book or gift, or simply to see what our bookstore is like, we are glad you are here. Welcome!
Our website is only a small selection of what we carry in the store. If you are in Birmingham, we hope you will come and see us. Wherever you are, please call us if we can help in any way.
We know that we cannot carry everything in our inventory, but we do hope to carry a nice selection of good books, as well as a few items that make great gifts: especially gifts for baptisms, confirmations, weddings and the like.
Please let us know if we can help!
The Bookstore is normally open:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Contact The Advent Bookstore
2015 6th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Rt Rev Dr Laurent Mbanda
From Barefoot to Bishop is a compelling story of faith, from being saved to being of service.
In November 1959, Ethnic tensions in the East African Nation of Rwanda ignited what would become the first wave of deadly organized masacres against the Tutsi in Rwanda and a precursor to the horrific Genocide of 1994 in which a million or more Rwandans were killed in a hundred days. But on that day in 1959, a five-year-old boy named Laurent Mbanda knew only three things: first, that the air was filled with smoke; second, that his father was missing; and third, that his frightened mother was telling him they had to run and hide. Soon, Mbanda would become one of tens of thousands of Rwandan children literally running for their lives, one of the many children who would grow up in refugee camps amid dire poverty and hunger.
From one refugee camp to another in Burundi, Mbanda and his family faced deprivation and near-constant discrimination because of their refugee status. Despite bitter hardships and setbacks, Mbanda never lost his faith.
A Recommendation from the Dean
A great book to read this summer is Barefoot to Bishop by Laurent Mbanda. Many of you have met the Bishop of Shyira Diocese through our shared ministry with them. This book is a compelling story of God’s grace, and would be perfect to take to the beach with you. – Andrew
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1928 Edition of The Book of Common Prayer$44.99 Add to cart
Advent Candles, 3 purple & 1 pink, 7/8″ x 9″$12.99 Add to cart
Advent Etching$100.00 Read more
Advent Leather “Ranger” Notebook$31.50 Add to cart
Advent Leather “Trek” Journal$47.25 Add to cart
Advent Long Tie$95.00 Add to cart
Advent Notecards$12.00 Add to cart
Advent Pewter Cup$65.00 Add to cart
Advent Ring 7″ Brass$15.00 Add to cart
Advent Tote$38.00 Add to cart
Alleluia III Musicians Book$45.00 Read more