From Advent to Christ the King Sunday, the seasons of the Christian year provide a framework for telling the story of Jesus life and ministry. Thomas Steagald guides readers to journey through the seasons of Jesus’ life: his birth, his ministry and miracles, his death and resurrection. Steagald skillfully blends biblical reflection with personal stories and insights from his pastoral experience to encourage readers to live their faith as true disciples of Christ.
Tom Steagald knows how to write, which is to say he knows how to use his own true voice instead of one he has borrowed for the occasion. He also finds in the Gospels not just the same old stories we have heard all our lives but glimpses of the astonishing treasure to be found in those stories if we have our hearts open as well as our eyes.
“Christ takes time and thereby redeems time. This is the testimony of the church. Steagald creatively and faithfully demonstrates how the sanctification of all life and time in the light of Christ has implications for our lives as disciples”. William H. Willimon, United Methodist bishop, retired, and professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School . Paperback, 141 pages