Sermons On The Gospel Readings
Series I, Cycle A
Susan R. Andrews, Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen M. Crotts, George Murphy, Stan Purdum

Price: $36.95

ISBN: 0788023233
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 428
Filled with insight, imagination, and inspiration, this anthology offers a treasure trove of spiritual guidance for living in today's materialistic world. Five distinguished preachers from a variety of denominations and ministry settings contribute compelling messages based on the Gospel texts for each Sunday and major celebration in Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary. Weaving the story of Jesus' ministry into the dynamic tapestry of our contemporary human condition, these sermons proclaim the Good News with strength and vision, and they provide abundant witness to the transforming power of God's Word.

This essential resource is useful for:
* Fresh homiletical approaches to the lectionary texts
* Preaching illustrations
* Understanding scripture passages
* Adult study and discussion groups
* Personal devotions and Bible study

Susan R. Andrews has been pastor of Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland, for fifteen years, and was named Preacher of the Year by Lectionary Homiletics in 2000. Active in presbytery and General Assembly ministries, she was elected Moderator of the 215th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in May 2003. Andrews holds degrees from Wellesley College (B.A.), Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.), and McCormick Theological Seminary (D.Min.). A prolific writer, she has been published in Lectionary Homiletics, Christian Century, and Christian Ministry.

Richard E. Gribble, CSC is an associate professor in the department of religious studies at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. The author of fifteen books and over 150 articles, Father Gribble is the former rector/superior of Moreau Seminary at the University of Notre Dame. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served for five years on nuclear submarines before entering the priesthood. Gribble earned his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America, and has also earned degrees from the University of Southern California and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Among Gribble's previous CSS publications is a three-volume series on The Parables Of Jesus.

Stephen M. Crotts is the director of the Carolina Study Center, a campus ministry based in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, area. A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Crotts is a popular speaker and a frequent contributor to Christian magazines. Among his many CSS publications are The Beautiful Attitudes, Long Time Coming! and Heroes Of The Faith Speak. Crotts received his education at Furman University (B.A.) and Emory University (M.Div.).

George L. Murphy is a graduate of Ohio University, Johns Hopkins University (where he earned a Ph.D. in physics), and Wartburg Theological Seminary. An adjunct faculty member at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Murphy is also a Lutheran pastor who now serves on the staff of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio. He has been widely published in both scientific and religious periodicals, and has received two awards from the Templeton Foundation for his papers on science and religion. Murphy is the author of Toward A Christian View Of A Scientific World and Cosmic Witness (CSS), The Trademark of God (Morehouse-Barlow), and The Cosmos in the Light of the Cross (Trinity Press International).

Stan Purdum is the pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church in Waynesburg, Ohio. He is also the editor of the CSS preaching journal Emphasis, and has written extensively for both the religious and secular press. Purdum is the author of Roll Around Heaven All Day and Playing In Traffic, both accounts of his long-distance bicycle journeys, as well as New Mercies I See (CSS).