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.
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.
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.
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.