Coming in September 2021, from Westminster John Knox Press!
This beautifully bound volume provides a full fifty-two weeks of devotional prompts based on the Revised Common Lectionary for Year C. Drawing from the insightful Bible commentaries in the Connections series, each week also includes scriptural and literary readings, lectio divina, spiritual practices, questions for journaling, and prayers. This resource has been crafted with mainline, lectionary preachers in mind, both to supplement their planning for the week and to feed their souls in the midst of the work of ministry. Individuals and small groups will find their faith deepened through regular contemplation and devotional insight.
This will be the first of a three-volume series, with books for Years A, B, and C of the Revised Common Lectionary cycle.
“Haverkamp knows the force of discipline and resistance that will sustain an active, vibrant faith. She brings us into the presence of odd practitioners of discipline and resistance and makes clear that we too could engage in the joyous process of faithful intentionality.” — Walter Brueggemann, author of Sabbath as Resistance and A Way Other Than Our Own
“Book on spirituality are often abstract, lacking in practicality. Holy Solitude is a holistic exception. A delightfully helpful book.” — W. Paul Jones, Family Brother of Assumption Abbey, Resident Director of Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center, hermit, and author
“The book is an invitation to learn from those who have gone before us: saints, rebels, prophets and hermits. It’s an opportunity to follow a wise guide into a more holy life equipped and fortified by simple practices.” —Presbyterian Outlook
“This excellent book makes me want to spend my next Advent in Narnia. Haverkamp’s week-by-week guide is great for families, as well as for adults of any age who are looking for a delightful way to reflect upon the Advent season.” —Paul Jarzembowski, Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
“Heidi Haverkamp writes that Advent is a borderland. Her book is a reliable map for exploring this border country. She leads us with a lively faith that moves from the world of flat practicality and cynicism to the possibility of one filled with delight and risk and enchantment, one in which Christ is ‘on the move’ in our lives.” —The Right Rev. Jeffrey Lee, Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
“Heidi Haverkamp ‘s Advent in Narnia is both delightful and profound: delightful because it provides a vehicle for Christians of all ages to experience the joys of C.S. Lewis’s classic fantasy; profound because it explores Advent’s themes of hope and expectation with real theological depth.” —The Very Reverend Gary R. Hall, Dean, Washington National Cathedral