Commentaries for Cycle A
Anthology
For each Sunday in Cycle A, the writers and editors of "Charting the Course," an integral part of Emphasis: A Lectionary Preaching Journal from CSS Publishing Company, delve into the heart of the lectionary readings, providing you, the pastor with in-depth lectionary-based commentary; relating several fresh, solid ideas -- based squarely on the lectionary texts -- for creating sermons that speak powerfully to your audience.

Commentaries For Cycle B
Anthology

This book is like having a dedicated, thoroughly versed sermon research and sermon resource team right in your own study to help you create riveting sermons that are truly yours and that speak powerfully to your audience.

Series VII, Cycle A
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Providing a fresh, timely reflection every week on assigned scripture passages can be one of a pastor's most daunting tasks. But when time or inspiration is flagging and you need the jump-start of creative ideas, the latest edition of the classic CSS resource Lectionary Preaching Workbook is just what the doctor ordered! Prominent pastor, former seminary president, and prolific

Series VI, Cycle C
E. Carver McGriff
Preachers must understand the teaching techniques of parable and hyperbole, not to mention having a good background in systematic theology, in order to understand what the Bible's writers really meant.... But our responsibility is also to reduce the complexities of Bible study to such simplicities that our many listeners, ranging from busy young professional people to aging men and women

Dramatic Readings For Faith And Life
Jerry Robbins
Robbins intends for these eighteen dramas to provoke reflection and discussion. Designed to be read aloud by one, two, three, four or more "provocateurs," they require no special sets and only a few simple props. The creative and playful readings bri

Series II, Cycle C
Wayne H. Keller
The most impressive thing about Wayne Keller's body of ideas for worship throughout the Christian Year is his boldness. He is bold in demanding that we, his colleagues in liturgical leadership, plan worship which has to do with the reality of our congregations' experience in the world, rather than just leading people through a proper agenda of acts and words which have no bearing on what we do the rest

A Narrative Approach
Richard A. Jensen
Preachers and Bible teachers will find this book helpful in guiding them to be biblical storytellers. Testimonies to the value of Dr. Richard Jensen's book have been numerous and include the following:

Rather than preach about the biblica

Series VII, Cycle C
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Delivering a fresh, timely reflection every week on assigned scripture passages is a formidable challenge for even the most resourceful preacher. So when you're short on time or need creative ideas to jump-start your sermon preparation, the newest edition of this classic CSS resource is just what the doctor ordered! Prominent pastor, former seminary president, and prolific author Jerry Schmalenberger draws on the experience of a lifetime in the ministry to

Sermons And Commentary For Preachers And Students Of Preaching
J. Will Ormond
One of the master preachers of today reveals how sermon styles can bring scriptural texts to life. This is a classic for students of the art of preaching.

Whenever Will Ormond preached in the Columbia Seminary Chapel, the pews were packed

Cycle A, Third Edition
John R. Brokhoff
One of the most comprehensive lectionary preaching resources available, the Lectionary Preaching Workbook is the one tool you will want to have close at hand to help you get the most out of every minute you spend preparing your Sunday s...