The five sessions are designed for individual or group use during the four weeks of Advent, with an additional lesson for Christmas Day. Each session includes commentary on the passage based on the NRSV. Questions at the end of each section encourage readers to reflect on the meaning of the reading as developed in the commentary. These questions are personal questions, not intended for group discussion.
The Leader's Guide is a series of six nested sheets -- one introductory and one for each lesson. This allows the leader to have the entire lesson plan on just one sheet. Includes questions for group discussion.
About the Author
Mary E. McQueen is Senior Pastor of First Christian Church in Aurora, Nebraska. She has served prison ministries and written specialized curriculum for use in restricted environments. In addition, she has written a "Living Last Supper" which has been used in penitentiaries around the Midwest, with inmates playing the roles of disciples. She is a spiritual director for Via de Cristo, Walk to Emmaus, and Cursillo.