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The twelve-volume Feasting on the Word commentary series is one of the most extensive and well-respected resources for preaching on the market today. Now, new resources from the Feasting brand offer tools for preaching from the Gospels, preaching during Advent and Lent, preaching to children, and preparing for worship.

Feasting on the Gospels is a new, non-lectionary preaching series containing completely new material on every single passage in the Gospels. These volumes incorporate the unique format of the Feasting on the Word with four perspectives to choose from: theological, exegetical, and homiletical. The series will consist of seven volumes once it is completed in June 2015.

The new Feasting on the Word Advent Companion, along with the Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion (available in January), offer an all-in-one pastor’s companion for Advent and Lent, including worship materials as well as sermon preparation tools. The content is organized thematically and is non-lectionary based, providing options for both thematic and lectionary preachers looking for alternatives during the season.

The Feasting on the Word Guide to Children’s Sermons, available next month, equips church leaders to deliver children’s sermons that are free of gimmicks and simplistic conclusions. It addresses the common questions pastors have about the children's sermon, steps on avoiding common pitfalls, suggestions on how to use the children's time in a church following the lectionary, and sample Bible stories for use in the children's time.

The Feasting on the Word Worship Companions draw from the Revised Common Lectionary to provide liturgical pieces for preparing for worship. They include a multitude of poetic prayers and responsive readings for all parts of worship. A CD-ROM is included so planners can cut and paste into worship bulletins. Once the final volume is released in February, each lectionary year will have two volumes, with volume 1 covering Advent through Pentecost and volume 2 covering Trinity Sunday through Reign of Christ. 

These resources can be ordered through www.FeastingontheWord.net and other major retailers. Prices may vary.