Category: Worship and Preaching

BOOKS

Ramshaw, Gail and Gordon Lathrop, eds. Readings for the Assembly, Year A., Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 1995

Based on the NRSV and incorporating inclusive language for God, this volume mirrors Lectionary for Worship in format. Principles for revision are conservative and poetic in nature, carefully respecting the meaning and imagery of the original biblical text while attending to the sound of the readings in public proclamation.

Lorraine Brugh Global Music Selections in Sundays and Seasons Year A., Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Publishers 2010
Gordon Lathrop, Lorraine Brugh The Sunday Assembly., Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Publishers 2008
Lisa E. Dahill 40-Day Journey with Julian of Norwich., Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 2008

Drawing from her published writings, editor Lisa Dahill here selects forty inspiring passages from Julian’s work that help illustrate God’s love and compassion for all. The book begins with a short introduction to the life of Julian and then offers forty chapters, each of which includes a reading from her writings, related Scripture passages, questions to ponder, journal-reflection exercises, and a prayer.

Lisa E. Dahill Truly Present: Practicing Prayer in the Liturgy., Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 2005

This short volume is part of the Worship Matters series designed for personal or small-group use. Written primarily though not exclusively for Lutherans, it introduces readers to 14 practices of contemplative prayer whose use helps open more fully the experience and depth of liturgical worship. The volume, which centers in the experience of endless and intimate divine love poured out in Jesus Christ, can thus be read either for deeper understanding of liturgy and worship or for orientation to the practice of contemplative prayer in a variety of forms.

Gracia Grindal Sketches Against the Dark., Arizona: Blue Moon Press 1983

A collection of poems on life in the Upper Midwest parsonage.

Gracia Grindal Pulpit Rock., Arizona: Blue Moon Press 1976

A chapbook of poems.

Gracia Grindal Preaching from Home: The Stories of Seven Lutheran Women., Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdman‘s Publishing Co. 2011

The book presents both the biography and work of women hymn writers from Scandinavia, two from Denmark, two from Norway, two from Sweden, with a concluding chapter on what the author herself learned about the writing of Lutheran hymn from her study.

Gracia Grindal 40-Day Journey with Martin Luther., Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 2008

Drawing from the vast collection of Luther‘s sermons and other works, editor Gracia Grindal here selects forty inspiring passages that raise profound truths about faith and life. Includes a short introduction to Luther‘s life, journal-writing exercises and daily prayers. A rich resource for personal meditation or small group discussion. An inspiring companion anytime. Ideal for traveling through the seasons of Advent and Lent.

Gracia Grindal Linka Preus: Diary and Sketches., Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press 2006

A new translation of Linka Preus‘ diary, with her sketches, re-discovered and annotated by Grindal. They show some of the first pictorial images of the founding of the Lutheran churches, especially the woman‘s world, among the Norwegian Americans and some of the Missouri Synod as the two traditions intersected.