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Many parishioners have difficulty hearing the Bible with fresh ears as it is read in church each Sunday. Even with the best intentions, some come to the Word of God “cold” because they have not been taught the skills they need to hear and understand Scripture.

These brief and insightful introductions to each reading of the three-year lectionary cycle are designed to increase comprehension of Scripture by summarizing each passage, setting it in liturgical and historical context, connecting it to the season, and drawing out its relevance to life and faith. This is an ideal tool for Christian formation, as well as homiletical preparation. The style is clear, straightforward, and grounded in biblical scholarship. The third edition is updated to fit the Revised Common Lectionary and reflect a modern Anglican theological approach.

Author Bio

Frederick H. Borsch was an Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles from 1988 to 2002. He currently serves as a professor of New Testament and chair of Anglican studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. A frequent contributor to Proclamation, he is author of Many Things in Parables and Power in Weakness: New Hearing for Gospel Stories of Healing and Discipleship in the Augsburg Fortress Studies in the Gospels Collection.


This title is also included as a part of the following collection

  1. Anglican Resources for the Church Year (4 vols.)