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The Spiritual Wisdom Of Gospels For Christian Preachers And Teachers : On Earth as It Is in Heaven Year A - John Shea

The Spiritual Wisdom Of Gospels For Christian Preachers And Teachers

On Earth as It Is in Heaven Year A

By: John Shea

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Published: 1st January 2004
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With a goal of transcendent awareness, John Shea presents this commentary on the Sunday Gospel readings for those who are drawn to the spiritual wisdom of the Gospels. 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, praised these mindsets, to inspire meditation, reflection, and spiritual development. On Earth as It is in Heaven, 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 greatly useful and interesting to all Christian denominations. A Scripture index makes Shea's insightful reflections accessible for personal reflection on the Gospel texts as well as other uses outside of liturgical preparation. With wisdom relevant to our contemporary world, The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers: On Earth as It is in Heaven will find its way to the top of your resource list.

. . . a valuable resource for anyone searching for wisdom as it is revealed in the Gospels. Jesus' compassion and unconditional love and mercy are thoughtfully and spiritually presented with a sound foundation in Scriptural knowledge and a fresh perspective in the spiritual wisdom of those Scriptures. This resource would be beneficial for teachers of Scripture and for personal or small group studies.Catholic Education
Shea focuses on the conversational patterns that communicate spiritual wisdom. In particular, he pays attention to the art of Jesus' teaching style, how he gears what he says to the mindsets of people, and how he marshals his rhetoric in the service of breakthroughs in consciousness.New Testament Abstracts
Billed as a resource for Christian preachers and teachers, this commentary has potential as a resource for small faith communities, RCIA groups, faith based counseling, and as a tool for spiritual direction and spiritual mentoring. We can eagerly await the next three volumes.Catholic Books Review
. . .bring[s] the spiritual wisdom of the gospels into dialogue with contemporary life.Theology Digest
Although your library may be bulging with gospel commentaries, this book will help you make the word come alive. It is a must.Tidings
Prayerful meditation on the word of God is a way to spiritual wisdom. I will be looking forward to the next three books to complete this series.Catholic Library World
The strength of this text is its literary approach . . . a second strength of the text is the author's genius for theological reflection . . . a third strength of this commentary is the spiritual wisdom that is imparted. This commentary has potential as a resource for small faith communities, RCIA groups, faith based counseling, and as a tool for spiritual direction and spiritual mentoring. We can eagerly await the next three volumes.Catholic Studies
An invaluable resource for presiders and people, parents, teachers, catechists, and all who desire the Spirit's 'pleasure, passion, and purpose' in their lives.Prairie Messenger

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Preface: Writing this Resourcep. xi
Introduction: Preaching and Teaching the Gospels as Spiritual Wisdomp. 1
First Sunday of Advent: Staying Awake in Everyday Lifep. 25
Second Sunday of Advent: Leading the Heartp. 30
Third Sunday of Advent: Opening to Wholenessp. 37
Fourth Sunday of Advent: Making a Home for Spiritp. 43
The Baptism of the Lord: Awakening to Lovep. 49
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Second Sundary after Epiphany: Tracking Testimonyp. 55
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time / Third Sunday after Epiphany: Following Fascinationp. 63
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Fourth Sunday after Epiphany: Uncovering Blessednessp. 67
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: Becoming Saltp. 73
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Sixth Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 1: Working on Yourselfp. 76
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time / Seventh Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 2: Cultivating Clevernessp. 83
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Eighth Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 3: Beholding Birds and Flowersp. 88
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Ninth Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 4: Withstanding Stormsp. 93
Transfiguration Sunday: Visiting the Mountainp. 97
First Sunday of Lent: Knowing Who You Arep. 103
Second Sunday of Lent (Revised Common Lectionary): Serving Spirit through Theologyp. 108
Third Sunday of Lent: Disappearing into the Fullness of Joyp. 116
Fourth Sunday of Lent: Completing Creationp. 130
Fifth Sunday of Lent: Causing and Consoling Griefp. 142
Second Sunday of Easter: Resurrecting with Questionsp. 155
Third Sunday of Easter: Sacrificing into Lifep. 166
Fourth Sunday of Easter: Entering through the Gate of Christp. 177
Fifth Sunday of Easter: Calming Troubled Heartsp. 182
Sixth Sunday of Easter: Dancing Beyond Deathp. 186
Seventh Sunday of Easter: Finishing Lifep. 191
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 5: Learning the Meaning of Mercyp. 197
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 6: Protesting the Way Things Arep. 203
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 7: Choosing to Speak the Truth Despite Sufferingp. 207
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 8: Prioritizing Lovep. 214
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 9: Experiencing Restp. 218
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 10: Loving the Listenerp. 225
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 11: Progressing Humiliation by Humiliationp. 230
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 12: Selling with Joyp. 236
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 13: Maximizing Assetsp. 241
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 14: Sinking with Couragep. 246
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 15: Doing What It Takesp. 252
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 16: Getting It Rightp. 257
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 17: Finding and Losing Lifep. 262
Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 18: Reconciling with Spirit and Skillp. 267
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 19: Bestowing the Futurep. 272
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 20: Comparing Salariesp. 279
Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 21: Changing Our Mindsp. 286
Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 22: Wanting It Allp. 291
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 23: Marrying the Sonp. 297
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 24: Avoiding Trapsp. 302
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 25: Returning to Lovep. 306
Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 26: Practicing and Repentingp. 310
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 27: Lighting Your Own Lampp. 314
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 28: Fearing Godp. 319
Christ the King / Proper 29: Caring Without Calculationp. 325
Scripture Indexp. 330
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ISBN: 9780814629130
ISBN-10: 081462913X
Series: Spiritual Wisdom Of Gospels For Christian Preachers And Teachers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.58