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The Catholic Lectionary guides us through the liturgical year, presenting Old and New Testament readings that together reveal God’s unfolding plan for our salvation. In The Word of the Lord: Reflections on the Sunday Mass Readings for Year A, biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma provides commentary on each Sunday’s unique presentation of readings.
Whether you are a homilist seeking insight into the meaning of difficult scriptural passages or a pew Catholic desiring a deepened understanding of the readings you hear at Mass, The Word of the Lord serves as an invaluable guide.
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John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma has authored several books on Scripture and the Catholic faith, including Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of the Church and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament with Brant Pitre. Dr. Bergsma speaks regularly for parish missions, diocesan conferences, clergy convocations, and other events nationally and internationally. He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.
Very Rev. Paul D. Scalia
Episcopal Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of Arlington
Michael P. Barber
Professor of Scripture and Theology, Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology
Host/Producer of the Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN Radio
Fr. Carter Griffin
Rector, Saint John Paul II Seminary, Archdiocese of Washington D.C.
Fr. Jay Donahue
President and Founder of “Renew the I Do” Marriage Ministry
Dr. Bergsma’s books, The Word of the Lord Reflections on the Mass Readings have truly changed me. His teachings and explanations have led me to a closer relationship with the Lord. Thank you so much!
Andres Lozada –
Blessing to have this book
Deacon Joshua Klickman –
I thought I had all the Mass reflections I needed, but I decided to purchase year cycle C of Dr. Bergsma’s commentary since he was one of my professors when I attended FuS. It is now my “go-to” companion for developing my homilies and I am planning to purchase the full set.
Whether you are just looking to dig a little deeper into the Sunday readings, or preparing catechesis and preaching, this is a must have. Totally recommend.
Are these different than the subscription video reflections? Love the Sunday Word of Lord videos!
The videos are based on Dr. Bergsma’s books, so there will be some overlap in the reflections (although, of course, the videos have Dr. Hahn as well), but the books and videos complement each other. We’ve had quite a few people who have both the books and videos say that there’s enough difference to make it worth using both in their preparations for Mass.
John L Nichols –
I pre-ordered The Word of the Lord Reflections on the Mass Readings “Year A”. I already have “Year B” and “Year C”. When will “Year A” be published?
We’re expecting it to be out next month.
I look forward to these videos every weekend. After I read the Sunday readings, I watch the videos. I have learned so much. More importantly, Dr. Haun and Dr. Bergsma have enhanced my Mass experience. In Mass, I listen more attentively and contemplate their explanations with the Word of God. My Mass experience has been transformed into deep and meaningful worship. I have ordered the book. I look forward to sharing the book and video with many others.
We signed up for “The Word of the Lord: Reflections on the Sunday Mass Readings for Year A” and cannot find them. Please advise.
The Word of the Lord video reflections can be found in My Video Library.