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Beyond the Lectionary

A Year of Alternatives to the Revised Common Lectionary

David Ackerman


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Beyond the Lectionary gives preachers a new year of Biblical texts that are not found on Sundays (or other mainline Protestant holy days) in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. It provides readings from the Hebrew Bible, Psalms, Epistles/New Testament and Gospels for each Sunday of the liturgical year, along with several midweek observances. The texts have been selected with an eye toward continuity (progressing in order) and complementarity (textual completion or harmony), and they are accompanied by commentaries and prayers. Written in language that is accessible to both lay people and professionals, Beyond the Lectionary has the potential to transform congregational culture by bringing more of the content of scripture to people's awareness.

Circle Books, 9781780998572, 128pp.

Publication Date: June 16, 2013

About the Author

DAVID J. ACKERMAN serves as pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Pleasant Unity (Trauger), Pennsylvania.