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Blessed are the Peacemakers: An Adult Lenten Bible Guide through the Beatitudes
Blessed are the Peacemakers An Adult Lenten Bible Guide through the Beatitudes Author:John Gugel What are the Beatitudes? Many assume they are new rules for Christian living. But as this study shows, the Beatitudes are not a new law but a new and challenging vision of the life that disciples receive as a gift from their Lord. — John Gugel, a pastor, is the author. This Student's Guide and an available Leader's Guide may be used during any of... more » the three lectionary series.
One or two of the Beatitudes are the subject of each session, including sessions for Holy Week and Easter week. This is real Bible study, examining biblical words and concepts, relevant stories from the Old and New Testaments, as well as real-life questions for today. Group participation and what members find in directed Scripture searches and self-examination fill each session. Each week's work ends with an insightful quotation from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
These study sessions are ideal for small group and/or Sunday morning adult Christian education, or a special congregation-wide Lenten Bible study. They are also excellent for individual study.« less