Light to the Darkness is a fresh interpretation of the well-loved Advent tradition of Lessons and Carols. Replacing the usual scriptural readings from the old and new testaments will be first-person dramatic monologues based on these, and other, passages of scripture. Special emphasis will be given to the role of the prophets not only in pointing the way to the Messiah and in offering guidance to the Hebrew people, but in offering very contemporary guidance in the 21st century. With a reading for each day of Advent, churches can choose pieces for their own services of Lessons and Carols, while individuals can use the book for their own private devotions. Suggestions for music for these services will also be included; these will encompass a broad range music to accommodate parishes' musical needs and abilities.