The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers: On Earth as It Is in Heaven

The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers: On Earth as It Is in Heaven

by John Shea
     
 

ISBN-10: 081462913X

ISBN-13: 9780814629130

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

With a goal of transcendent awareness, John Shea presents this commentary on the Sunday Gospel readings for those who are drawn to the spiritual wisdom of the Gospels. Ideal for Christian preachers and teachers, and Christians who meditate on the Gospels, Shea's book takes a literary-spiritual approach. He analyzes the mindsets of characters and how Jesus

Overview

With a goal of transcendent awareness, John Shea presents this commentary on the Sunday Gospel readings for those who are drawn to the spiritual wisdom of the Gospels. Ideal for Christian preachers and teachers, and Christians who meditate on the Gospels, Shea's book takes a literary-spiritual approach. He analyzes the mindsets of characters and how Jesus complimented, critiqued, praised these mindsets, to inspire meditation, reflection, and spiritual development. On Earth as It Is in Heaven, Year A is the first book of a four-volume set, The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers. This set is a lectionary-based resource that references both Roman Catholic and Revised Common Lectionaries, making it useful and interesting to various Christian denominations. A Scripture index makes Shea's insightful reflections accessible for personal reflection on the Gospel texts as well as other uses outside of liturgical preparation. With wisdom relevant to our contemporary world, The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers: On Earth as It Is in Heaven will find its way to the top of your resource list.

John Shea, STD, is a theologian and storyteller who lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit at work movement. He has published thirteen books and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814629130
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Spiritual Wisdom Of Gospels For Christian Preachers And Teachers, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Preface: Writing this Resourcexi
Introduction: Preaching and Teaching the Gospels as Spiritual Wisdom1
First Sunday of Advent: Staying Awake in Everyday Life25
Second Sunday of Advent: Leading the Heart30
Third Sunday of Advent: Opening to Wholeness37
Fourth Sunday of Advent: Making a Home for Spirit43
The Baptism of the Lord: Awakening to Love49
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Second Sundary after Epiphany: Tracking Testimony55
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time / Third Sunday after Epiphany: Following Fascination63
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Fourth Sunday after Epiphany: Uncovering Blessedness67
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: Becoming Salt73
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Sixth Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 1: Working on Yourself76
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time / Seventh Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 2: Cultivating Cleverness83
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Eighth Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 3: Beholding Birds and Flowers88
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Ninth Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 4: Withstanding Storms93
Transfiguration Sunday: Visiting the Mountain97
First Sunday of Lent: Knowing Who You Are103
Second Sunday of Lent (Revised Common Lectionary): Serving Spirit through Theology108
Third Sunday of Lent: Disappearing into the Fullness of Joy116
Fourth Sunday of Lent: Completing Creation130
Fifth Sunday of Lent: Causing and Consoling Grief142
Second Sunday of Easter: Resurrecting with Questions155
Third Sunday of Easter: Sacrificing into Life166
Fourth Sunday of Easter: Entering through the Gate of Christ177
Fifth Sunday of Easter: Calming Troubled Hearts182
Sixth Sunday of Easter: Dancing Beyond Death186
Seventh Sunday of Easter: Finishing Life191
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 5: Learning the Meaning of Mercy197
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 6: Protesting the Way Things Are203
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 7: Choosing to Speak the Truth Despite Suffering207
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 8: Prioritizing Love214
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 9: Experiencing Rest218
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 10: Loving the Listener225
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 11: Progressing Humiliation by Humiliation230
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 12: Selling with Joy236
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 13: Maximizing Assets241
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 14: Sinking with Courage246
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 15: Doing What It Takes252
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 16: Getting It Right257
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 17: Finding and Losing Life262
Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 18: Reconciling with Spirit and Skill267
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 19: Bestowing the Future272
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 20: Comparing Salaries279
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 21: Changing Our Minds286
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 22: Wanting It All291
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 23: Marrying the Son297
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 24: Avoiding Traps302
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 25: Returning to Love306
Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 26: Practicing and Repenting310
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 27: Lighting Your Own Lamp314
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 28: Fearing God319
Christ the King / Proper 29: Caring Without Calculation325
Scripture Index330

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