John Shea presents this commentary on the Sunday Gospel readings. Ideal for Christian preachers and teachers and Christians who meditate on the Gospels, Shea's book takes a literary-spiritual approach. He analyzes the mindsets of characters and how Jesus complimented, critiqued and praised these mindsets to inspire meditation, reflection, and spiritual development. On Earth as It Is in Heave, Year A is the first book of a four-volume set, The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers. This set is a lectionary-based resource that references both Roman Catholic and Revised Common Lectionaries, making it useful and interesting to all Christian denominations.