Some texts in the Bible evolved over decades, and others over centuries. At least 40 authors probably wrote the Bible over 1,500 years. As a priest at St. Raphael Catholic Church, and as a chaplain for the St. Petersburg Police Department, I get questions indicating many Bible passages aren’t always easily understood.
Enjoying God’s Gifts illuminates Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, and “ordinary time” with 56 sermons, referencing Old and New Testament lectionary selections. I let shine many of the lights populating the Bible, and also saintly and intellectual examples from a worldwide cadre of wise men and women in more recent times.
God speaks to us in the Bible so we can grow in holiness. With every reading, new understandings of our life with God emerge, and we will be better inspired to enjoy God’s many gifts for us.
Enjoying God’s Gifts (WestBow Press, 2018, ISBN 978-1-9736-3959-6) is available now in paperback, hardcover, and e-book format from booksellers including
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Also see A Spirituality for Sunday People, and Integrity: Living God’s Word. The three volumes represent the three-year liturgical calendar cycle of Sunday readings.