Lectionary Reflections, Cycle B
Lectionary Bible Commentary for Preachers and Teachers
Jill Duffield

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 0788030124
Size: 6x9
Pages: 304
“Imagine if before we fired off that comment, posted that pithy, clever post, or took out our frustration on whoever happened to be in front of us, we asked ourselves: Does this build up or tear down? Is this kind? Am I speaking the truth in love? How does this act or word imitate God and show the love of Jesus Christ?” (171) How can we, as disciples of Jesus Christ, best imitate His life on Earth? Jill Duffield uses “Lectionary Reflections: Year B” to explain, through a variety of different situations, no matter what time of year. Whether we are feeling untethered to Jesus during Thanksgiving, or unsure how to perceive His death on Good Friday, Duffield is prepared to help us live the example of Christ each and every day.

“Lectionary Reflections” is a three-part series, of which this is the second installment. After each Biblical commentary, Duffield includes a set of questions, centered around readers thinking like disciples of Christ. However insignificant they may seem at first glance, take the time to thoroughly read each question while reflecting on her commentary, and discover her dedication to bring others closer to God, in mind and spirit. This book is intended for preachers and lay persons alike, or even new converts who may have questions as they explore the Bible. If a passage or story is seeming unclear, Duffield has a detailed response on how to understand His word.

Commentary includes:
  • Cleansing of the Temple (Third Sunday of Lent; John 2:13-22)
  • Palm Sunday and its Importance (Palm/Passion Sunday; Mark 1:1-11)
  • How to Spread His Teachings (Third Sunday of Easter; Luke 24:36b-48)

Jill Duffield holds a BA degree in History (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Duffield graduated with her MDiv from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA and her DMin from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, TX. Rev. Duffield has served as pastor of large and small congregations. She is the current editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook and is married to Grant. They are the parents of three children. Jill’s work has been recognized by the Associated Church Press with the James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage twice, the Award of Merit in Bible reference for “Looking Into the Lectionary” and the Award of Excellence for a devotional book for Lectionary Reflections, Cycle A.