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Excerpt from Feasting on the Gospels--Mark

Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series that follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series to provide another trusted preaching resource, this time on the most prominent and preached upon most preached upon books in the Bible: the four Gospels.

Feasting on the Gospels:

    • *Is a NEW SERIES for preachers that covers every single passage in the Gospels
    • *Is suitable for BOTH lectionary and non-lectionary use
    • *Features BRAND NEW ESSAYS from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors
    • *Offers preachers FOUR PERSPECTIVES for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletic

Cynthia A. Jarvis and E. Elizabeth Johnson serve as series editors. David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor, who were series editors for the twelve-volume Feasting on the Word series, will serve as consulting editors for Feasting on the Gospels. Feasting on the Gospels—Mark is now available.

This sample includes the table of contents, series introduction, and essays for Mark 1: 1-11 in Feasting on the Gospels—Mark.

Early Praise for Feasting on the Gospels:

“Continuing in the great tradition of Feasting on the Word, the Feasting on the Gospels series is a welcome resource for preachers. Four scholars, each writing from a different perspective, address every passage in the Gospels, offering stimulation to the preacher’s imagination and lighting up the possibilities for engaging biblical sermons.”
—Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

“Because many passages are not included in the lectionary, Feasting on the Gospels is helpful for both sermon and Bible study preparation. The variety of voices included provides helpful breadth of thinking.” 
—Fairfax F. Fair, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan

“Most people may know that Feasting on the Gospels is a profound resource for preachers, pastors, and teachers, but it is also a treasure book for laity, meditators, and spiritual seekers. Its four clearly written essays on each Gospel passage aid reflection, appeal to experience, stir up questions, and leave one wanting more.”
—Kathleen M. O’Connor, Professor Emerita of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, and author of Jeremiah: Pain and Promise

“A feast indeed! This combination of scholarly and pastoral insights provides rich fare for preachers, pastors, and all who long to be nourished by the word of God.”
—Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame

“This excellent preaching and teaching resource is a soul-feeding feast. Take. Eat. Bon appetit!”
—Luke Powery, Associate Professor of the Practice of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School 

 

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