An unprecedented, monumental work, the three-volume Lectionary Commentary offers superb exegetical essays on 513 biblical texts from the Revised Common Lectionary spanning the three-year liturgical cycle. Written by seventy-eight pastors, priests, and teachers from a variety of Christian traditions, these essays are meant primarily to serve as exegetical "jump starts" for busy preachers.
For pastors who have grown to love Preaching from the Lectionary: An Exegetical Commentary, this is a great companion text. Combining expert commentaries from a wide variety of scholars, The Lectionary Commentary serves as a springboard into deeper studies of your Lectionary text each week. You may find it is the first place you look as you begin your studies for the week as it contains useful background and contextual information that allows you to pursue more focused study in other areas of your software library.
An excellent tool for studying the texts of the lectionary.
There is plenty of wisdom here to fuel weekly preaching and to make The Lectionary Commentary a fine investment.
A remarkable achievement for its scholarly exegesis and its concern to provide a basis for exposition...Will pay handsome dividends for preachers and congregations.
Roger E. Van Harn is retired from the pastorate of Grace Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Among his other books are Preacher, Can You Hear Us Listening? and Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles' Creed.