Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for Sundays and Holydays,
with a Guide to the Liturgical Feasts and Seasons Through 2016
Embark on a journey through the Sunday readings with award-winning biblical commentator Alice Camille. God's Word Is Alive is arranged into four parts: one for each of the three lectionary cycles and a fourth for feast days and solemnities. Camille taps into the power of the liturgical cycle by offering a brief reflection on each reading coupled with discussion questions to encourage readers to engage Scripture and make the connection between God's Word and everyday life. An "Action Response" concludes each Sunday's commentary by presenting concrete ideas for people to live the message of Scripture.
Each commentary drives to the heart of the readings, distilling the core meanings of Scripture in new and inspiring ways. Her reflections, such as "Shepherds," "What's in a Name?" and "A Life Given Freely," are written in accessible, understandable language, yet packed full of scholarly insight that makes God's Word Is Alive a useful resource for the biblical novice and expert alike.
Ideal for individual reflection, group discussion, and homily preparation, God's Word Is Alive also contains an index of Scripture readings that takes the reader through the Bible in sequential order, as well as an essential calendar detailing the readings for each Sunday of the liturgical cycle through the year 2016.