''This book is a testament to a remarkable career in the service of the ecumenical church. As always, Gerard Sloyan uses the best critical tools in the most positive way in the task of making the biblical texts accessible to the minister who must unpack them and build from them in the homily or sermon. A most erudite scholar, Sloyan also studs his commentary with pithy but useful references to church fathers, theologians, and occasional contemporary events. If the preacher has but one commentary on the lectionary on his shelf, this one will remain durable for years to come.''
—Frank C. Senn,
Pastor, Immanual Lutheran Church, Evanston, Illinois
President, The Liturgical Conference
Author of Christian Liturgy
''Many preachers will find this one-volume commentary on the diverse readings of our shared lectionaries to be just what they have needed. Written by Gerard Sloyan with his characteristic scholarly integrity, literary sensitivity, liturgical awareness, and ecumenical depth, the book should become a standard biblical reference.''
—Gordon W. Lathrop
Charles A. Schieren Professor of Liturgy
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Author of Holy People