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Hearers of the Word

Author Kieran J O’Mahony OSA
Publisher Messenger Press €19.95
Format pbk
ISBN 9781788122849

This is a substantial set of reflections for the daily lectionary (Year B) for Advent and Christmas, written by an Irish Augustinian friar and biblical scholar principally, but not exclusively, for Catholic readers. The author draws out subtle resonances and meanings from passages which may appear familiar, but which often contain a deeper significance. Apart from the useful commentaries, there are pointers for impromptu prayer and actual formal intercessions. I recommend this book to all who are seeking profound daily engagement with scripture during the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Reviewed by KATE BURTON

Advent, Lectionary commentary