This lectionary resource has original features such as overviews of each liturgical season, commentaries compatible with the Revised Common and Roman Catholic lectionaries, theological reflections for exploring the relationships between the texts, and more. There are also new features such as a suggested sermon of the week, a Sermon Angle which briefly explicates the day's theme, and two to four illustrative stories per chapter.
Bigger, stronger, better Russell Anderson has taken the most original and successful lectionary resource in history and improved on it. He has kept all of the traditional features that have made it a classic, such as: overviews of each liturgical season, commentaries compatible with the Revised Common and Roman Catholic lectionaries (plus Lutheran and Episcopal lections for those gradually converting to the Revised Common Lectionary), an introduction to the featured Gospel narrator (Matthew, in Cycle A), theological reflections for exploring the relationships between the texts, and wide margins for note-taking.
Instead of stopping there, though, he has added: a 7" x 10" one-size-fits-all format, a suggested sermon title for each week, a Sermon Angle that briefly explicates the theological theme for the day (sometimes providing two or three of them), and illustrative stories in each chapter.
"Contained are crisp, tightly written lectionary helps that zero in on the critical themes of the texts, augmented with illustrative materials. The Prayer of the Day suggestions summarize and apply the themes in helpful language."
The Reverend Dr. Dennis Anderson
President, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
"Pastor Anderson's ability to relate eternal truths in the language of our 20th century society will enable those informed by his writings to communicate the TRUTH in a way that will gain attention and guide the living of life."
The Reverend Dr. Reuben T. Swanson
Former Bishop, Nebraska Synod, Lutheran Church in America
Former Secretary, Evangelical Church in America
Russell F. Anderson is pastor at Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his master of divinity degree from The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and his doctor of ministry degree from McCormick Theological School in Chicago. He has published his own worship and homiletical resources under the banner "Worship Windows." He is married and the father of two grown daughters.
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