God's Gift of Love | An Advent Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (Schaper and Neurling)
God’s Gift of Love: An Advent Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary features readings designated for the Advent season. Donna Schaper helps readers experience the blessings of the coming of Christ in his birth and in his second coming in the fullness of time. The Leader Guide, written by Nan Duerling, is combined with the Student Book, allowing more flexibility for leading the study.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Donna E. Schaper is senior pastor at Judson Memorial Church in New York City, and has also served churches in Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. She is the principal in a consulting firm called “Bricks Without Straw,” which shows not-for-profits how to raise energy and money and capacity, and has been involved with a series of turn around congregations and a host of social action issues. One of the Still Speaking Writers' Group, she is a popular writer and workshop leader who has published several articles and books including: Sacred Chow: Some Holy Ways to Eat; Forty Day Journey with Howard Thurman; and Prayers for Lent, Easter, and Pentecost.
Nan Duerling holds a Bachelor's degree in English and secondary education from Towson State University, a Masters in education and curriculum development from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in literature from American University. Nan is formerly an adjunct faculty member of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. For more than 20 years, she has written youth and adult curriculum for several denominations. She has been general editor of The New International Lesson Annual since 1995.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (September, 2013)
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