Light for our Path, Book One

Light for our Path, Book One

by Jeremy Davies, Kwasi Amoafo

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Overview

Written by Anglican lay reader and former CMS mission partner, Jeremy Davies and former Carlile College Lecturer, the Rev. Kwasi Amoafo, Light for our Path is intended to help preachers preach in a way that is faithful to scripture, follows the church calendar, and relates to the everyday lives of African congregations.
Light for our Path is particularly helpful for those in rural areas of Africa who do not have access to commentaries or even a study Bible. The preaching notes provide in simple English the sort of useful information a preacher might obtain from a commentary, Bible dictionary, or study Bible, including background information to set the reading in its context, and a simple exegesis of the passages. The notes suggest applications of the passages to African situations. Each week worship suggestions help worship leaders take up the themes of the readings in other parts of worship.
The book is written in simple English for preachers whose mother tongue is not English and who have little training and few resources. Nevertheless, the book provides stimulation and insights into the biblical text for anyone interested in how the Bible's message applies to African situations.
This is the first book in a series of three covering the Bible readings in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. The first volume provides preaching notes and worship suggestions for every Sunday in 2017 (Year A of the lectionary up to Advent, and Year B for Advent and Christmas). It is therefore suitable for use in 2020 and every three years thereafter, when the same readings recur.
Seven additional services are also covered: New Year's Day, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Ascension Day, and Christmas Day.
A consolidated index of the scripture passages covered in all three volumes enables them to be used by any reader of the Bible in the same way as a commentary.
In his foreword to the printed version, the Rt. Rev. Dr Gideon Githiga, then Bishop of Thika, Kenya, wrote:
"I commend this guide for preachers who seek for relevance in their sermons. The book will be particularly useful for lecturers...in our various theological colleges. The use of this book will...shape our preaching and make it relevant to all the members of our congregations in Africa and beyond."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157999353
Publisher: Forward Movement
Publication date: 03/09/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 842 KB

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