Kathleen Long Bostrom, Elizabeth Caldwell and Jana K. Reiss, editors
Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Ky. 552 pages.
This book truly is feasting upon feast. As in the earlier Year B volume, the authors have carefully edited the essays found in Feasting upon the Word to produce this set of excerpts for a variety of settings beyond preaching. As they note, “this book is designed to give you a chance to step back and focus on a smaller piece from some of the essays in the commentaries.” They are meant to be a daily feast upon the Word of God. As such, this book is excellent for use in personal daily meditation or as an aid to deeper reflection in various gatherings from session to staff meetings.
What is most useful about this volume is its clarity of presentation and setting for each day. Scripture, reflection from Feasting on the Word, response and prayer: a four-step process designed for simple practice that is accessible to everyone. There is a great deal of (well-founded) concern that Presbyterians have lost a vital linkage with Scripture in our daily practice. The remedy for that concern is the practice encouraged by this book. Read it daily and the Word of Life will become embedded in your life.