Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary (Abingdon) by Gail R. O’Day and Charles Hackett is a useful guide to the history and use of a lectionary for preaching. (A lectionary is a multi-year cycle of biblical texts.) Though an interesting introduction for those unfamiliar with lectionaries, the book’s primary value will be for its ideas and insights to help lectionary-based preachers more effectively use this planning resource. Of particular interest is the section dealing with the history and development of the lectionary within the context of the Christian year.



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