"Father Bausch expertly weaves Scripture with story, reflection with illustration, and prayer with everyday life. The result is a blessing for preacher and seeker alike." - J. G. DONDERS, M. Afr., Author, With Hearts on Fire: Reflections on the Weekday Readings of the Liturgical Year
Homilists and spiritual seekers, rejoice and enjoy! The Word: In and Out of Season offers you the rich blend of Scripture, spirituality, and insight that you've come to expect from bestselling author Fr. Bill Bausch. The sixty homilies herein -- divided according to liturgical seasons, feasts, and celebrations, with a section on Parables and on Lessons from Scripture---are presented to preachers as aids, thought-starters, or outright models. They are true to Fr. Bausch's unique storytelling style: easy-to-read and listen to, yet profound and contemporary in their message.
Christian adults from all walks of life, in all seasons of their lives will find here a source of nourishment and guidance for their spiritual journey. Readers will delight in these wonderful, hope-filled, Scripture-based messages...in season and out of season.
The golden thread running through these homilies/reflections is how to seize the grace of the moment, of the season, of the celebration. Topics include: God the Thief, Love among the Ruins, Pentecost: Signs of a Healthy Parish, The Scandal of the Cross, By the Seashore, and much more.
Witty, touching, full of humanity and wisdom, The Word: In and Out of Season belongs on the bookshelf for easy, frequent use by every preacher, teacher, and spiritual seeker.
After years of service as a pastor, William J. Bausch, a priest of the Diocese of Trenton, N.J., has been serving the wider church as author, lecturer, consultant, and retreat director. He is the author of A World of Stories for Preachers and Teachers and Storytelling the Word: Homilies & How to Write Them, both from Twenty-Third Publications.
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