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. Volume 1 covers the lectionary readings from Genesis to Malachi and from the first seventeen chapters of Acts. Unique to this volume is an excellent essay by Hughes Oliphant Old on preaching as worship.
An excellent tool for studying the texts of the lectionary.
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.