Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God

Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God

Title:Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780830835201
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:332 pages

Infuse your days with meaning. You are part of a larger Story. And the One who began the Story is at work today, in your life, in the midst of your meetings and bills and family activities that make the days rush by and blur together. In these pages Bobby Gross opens to you--and opens you to--the liturgical year, helping you inhabit God's Story every day.
Remembering God's work, Christ's death and resurrection, and the Spirit's coming will change you, drawing you into deeper intimacy with God and pointing your attention to the work of the Father, Son and Spirit right now, in and around you.
You'll be reminded daily that your life is bigger than just you, that you are part of God's huge plan that started before time and will continue into eternity.
Whether you're familiar or unfamiliar with following the liturgical year, this book makes it easy to do, offering here the significance and history of each season, ideas for living out God's Story in your own life, and devotions that follow the church calendar for each day of the year. "The power that overshadowed Mary and raised Jesus from the dead also guarantees the final redemption of all things in him; that same power is at work in us now," Gross writes. "Keeping liturgical time, making it sacred, opens us further to this power as, year after year, we rehearse the Story of God--remembering with gratitude, anticipating with hope--and over time live more deeply the Story of our lives."


    Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God Reviews

  • Dee Anne

    Growing up Baptist, I did not have even a passing acquaintance with the liturgical calendar. This book has given me insight into the richness of the liturgy and the blessing of following the liturgica...

  • Justin

    Not coming from a liturgical church community, it's only been recently that I've discovered the other Christian "holidays" outside of Christmas and Easter. "Living the Christian Year" is a good introd...

  • Amanda Rogozinski

    This is my favorite devotional that I've ever used. I've been curious about the meaning of the different seasons of the Church Year (usually I only hear about Advent and Lent), and Gross' writing real...

  • Justin Tibbels

    Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross has been by far my favorite devotional over the years. For more, read the full review on my blog......

  • Mike Schutt

    Great resource and encouraging read. Bobby Gross does a nice job of mixing liturgical history, devotional practice, and spiritual direction as he walks readers through the Christian year. I used it as...

  • Gail

    This a devotional that I will continue to read....

  • Paula

    While I've been familiar with "the Christian year" and observed most of it, I'd never known the history of some of the events/celebrations of my faith. The author has done a fine bit of research so th...

  • Allison

    I’ll admit I got lost in Ordinary Time, but the rest of the year I couldn’t put it down. This will be a go-to resource for years!...

  • Sharon

    Super interesting book. You get great detail and insight on the Christian traditions, how they started, how they changed and why they are carried out. ...

  • Pamela Strickland

    Just Excellent!...