The growing hunger for the Word of God is an unexpected development in our time. A new book on the Gospel readings for Advent and Christmas sets out to nourish those who desire something deeper and richer than typically occurs in the usual setting of worship.
In Hearers of The Word – Praying and Exploring the Readings for Advent and Christmas: Year A Kieran J O’Mahony OSA maps the readings for the liturgical period from Advent to the 2nd Sunday of Year A in terms of their historical and theological significance. With prayers and prayer guidance that reflect a multi-dimensional understanding of the Gospel, the book is an accessible guide to the richness of the Bible.
Hearers of the Word seeks to provide a prayerful encounter with Christ through the Lecionary readings and may be useful to those involved in Lectio Divina, either individually or in a group. Aiming to expand the biblical knowledge and skill of the user, Hears of the Word is unique among Gospel commentaries on the market today, looking as it does to combine spirituality and contemporary biblical scholarship.
Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He is coordinator of biblical studies with the Dublin Archdiocese and is well-known for his very popular Weekly Notes – an email resource for each week’s readings throughout the year.
Hearers of The Word – Praying and Exploring the Readings for Advent and Christmas: Year A by Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €19.95/£17.95