The Feasting on the Word series aids clergy in developing and preparing sermons in throughout the year in conjunction with the RCL. Each year consists of 4 volumes, one for the Advent and Christmas, one for Lent and Easter, and one for each half of Ordinary Time.
Use during the Advent season for quiet meditations on the true meaning of Christmas. Bonhoeffer's writings have been arranged thematically (Waiting, Mystery, Redemption, Incarnation), one for each day of the week, and continues through the Twelve Days of Christmas and Epiphany.
Lead your faith community in rediscovering the true purpose and meaning of Christmas with the help of this Church Planning Kit. Combines the liturgical practice of following weekly common lections and the family devotional practice of the Jesse Tree.
The Worship in a Flash USB drive is compatible with Windows and Macintosh formats. It includes prayers, calls to worship, litanies, benedictions, sermons, music, projection images, and more. Liturgies, prayers, sermon outlines, and other text materials are in PDF format. Images are in JPEG format.
Far from presenting Jesus as "gentle, meek, and mild," this complete collection of Bonhoeffer's Advent sermons challenges us to think seriously about the meaning of the incarnation---as we live in a world that is fallen, dangerous, and hostile to God's kingdom. An influential German pastor and scholar, Bonhoeffer was executed during World War II. 144 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Anticipate Christ's birth with 40 days of meditations (28 for Advent and one each for the 12 days of Christmas) gleaned from the pen of this contemporary spiritual master and mentor. Each entry features a quotation from Nouwen, a Scripture passage, a prayer, and an activity to create a concrete response to the season.