Author: N. T. Wright
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date: 2013
Lent for Everyone: Matthew, Year A provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each day of the season, helping readers ponder how the text is relevant to their own lives. By the end of the book, readers will have been through the entirety of Matthew, along with Psalm readings for each Sunday. Suitable for both individual and group study and reflection, Wright's Lenten devotional will help make Matthew's gospel your own, thoughtfully and prayerfully, and your journey through Lent a period of discovery and growth.
This is the follow-up to the massively successful Lent for Everyone: Luke Year C, bringing Lent reading to a new audience. The book gently takes the reader through the designated Lectionary readings for every day of Lent and Easter. The Bible readings are Tom Wright's own clear and accessible translations from Matthew for Everyone (SPCK, 2002). Each passage is followed by a freshly written reflection and a prayer that will help readers to ponder the relevance of Matthew's Gospel for their own lives. Suitable for both individual and group study and reflection, Tom Wright's Lent book will allow readers to make Matthew their own, thoughtfully and prayerfully. It will help to make the journey through Lent a period of rich discovery and growth.
Here is the retreat and catechesis parishes will love to give to everyone in the assembly, a serious booklet that presents Lent as a powerful opportunity for renewal. Individuals can conduct a self-assessment; make resolutions about prayer, fasting and almsgiving; translate resolutions into commitments; reflect on their process in a scripture journal; and prepare for the sacrament of reconciliation.
This book is a book of daily devotions that can be read every day from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday. In Mathew 22: 36 - 40 Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” The verses in this book continue to support this scripture over and over again. Some of the verses were taken from the New International Version for clarity. Others were taken from the King James Version for its beauty and poetry. In most cases each verse is a only one page in length so that it can be easily read each day. This book is basically a book of faith in God and love for our fellow man. I hope the reader will be inspired to love God and love his neighbor.
Author: Matthew Henry
Release Date: 2010-10-19
A classic commentary in modern language ... this volume contains the wealth of exposition, metaphors, analogies, and illustrations that have set Matthew Henry’s Commentary apart as one of the enduring legacies of faith—and presents them in the language of today. Passage by passage, its prayerful, penetrating reflections and rich insights into the very heart of God’s Word are sure to challenge and inspire you. Ideal for personal devotions, Bible studies, and lesson and sermon preparations, The New Matthew Henry Commentary will enable you to rediscover this classic work—or discover it for the first time. Forever fresh and never failing to render new pearls of wisdom, this beloved text is one that you will reach for often to obtain deeper understanding of and appreciation for the Scriptures.
This book of meditations is meant for the young person who, having matured, is ready to start on a journey of daily reflective prayer. Technically, the readings are Scripture-based meditations, and not necessarily even paraphrases. The author has reflected on selected scripture verses and restructured them in more modern and familiar language that will be more appealing to the ¿young-at-heart," capturing the gist of the text without being too scholarly. The author's intent here is to provide an easy-to-read primer to help the almost adult person develop a pattern of prayer, reflection, and daily meditation. Their reward will be joy and peace of spirit and mind gained by personal contact with God through meditation.
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Release Date: 2008-01
Designed to accompany Common Worship: Daily Prayer and Time to Pray. Following the Morning Prayer readings for every day of the week in the Common Worship Lectionary, this title contains: lectionary details for the day; a reflection on one of the readings for that day; and, a Collect. It offers challenging perspectives on familiar passages.
“Lent is a journey, but so is this life.” In daily posts with titles such as “Cleaning House,” “Peach Pie,” and “Standing on the Wings,” Traci Smith relates present-day experiences to provide context for Lent, with accompanying scripture and a prayer for each day’s reading.
Author: E. Michael Green
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release Date: 2014-05-02
Michael Green offers commentary on Matthew, showing how this popular Gospel emphasizes the unity of God's revelation old and new, its teaching on the life of discipleship, its exploration of the meaning of the kingdom of heaven, and its insights into the people of the Messiah, the end of the world and the universality of the Good News.
Author: Thomas Fleming
Publisher: New Word City
Release Date: 2017-10-10
"I have not sought or desired this new ministry," Pope John XXIII once wrote. For Matthew Mahan, the knowledge that he could say the same made his selection by John's successor as one of five new American Cardinals the ultimate triumph in a life dedicated to the Catholic Church. But that triumph soon becomes painfully hollow in this moving novel. A born politician, Mahan rose in the Church with unquestioning belief in its doctrines. But the Vatican Council made him begin to doubt his faith. These doubts torment him as he tries to deal with priests and laymen who demand change in the Church's teaching on birth control, divorce, and clerical celibacy, while conservative churchmen urge blind support of Rome's uncompromising stand on these issues. As it examines and exposes the inner workings of the Catholic Church, The Good Shepherd, by New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming, is the extraordinary story of a man of God coping in the world of men.
For personal reading or group study, this is a Lenten book, based on Matthew's Gospel. Includes a reading and prayer for every day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day and a duscussion guide for eight small group meetings.
Children's Activities for the Christian Year by Delia Halverson offers Sunday school teachers and leaders of children's ministries practical information and activities on the cycle of the Christian church calendar. Useful, easy-to-use guidance, resources, and reproducible pages help new and veteran children's leaders interpret the meaning of the Christian year for children from preschool through elementary age. Each chapter includes: Brief information about the season/celebration, its origin, and its meaning An introduction to the symbols and colors of each season/celebration Learning activities such as art, writing, crafts, drama, stories, and music Reproducible pages including puzzles, litanies, songs, and readings Active games Worship suggestions In addition to chapters on the Christian year as a whole and Sundays (mini-Easters), the book is organized by the following seasons and holy days: Advent and Christmas Epiphany Season after Epiphany (Ordinary Time) Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Holy Week Eastertide Pentecost Season after Pentecost (Kingdomtide) Other Special Days (Trinity Sunday, Worldwide Communion Day, All Saints' Day, Thanksgiving) By combining ready-to-use advice and activities, Children's Activities for the Christian Year is destined to become an essential guide in every children's ministry resource library.