counter create hit Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God - Download Free eBook
Hot Best Seller

Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God

Availability: Ready to download

Infuse your days with meaning. You are part of a larger Story. And the One who began the Story is at work today, in your life, in the midst of your meetings and bills and family activities that make the days rush by and blur together. In these pages Bobby Gross opens to you--and opens you to--the liturgical year, helping you inhabit God's Story every day. Remembering God's Infuse your days with meaning. You are part of a larger Story. And the One who began the Story is at work today, in your life, in the midst of your meetings and bills and family activities that make the days rush by and blur together. In these pages Bobby Gross opens to you--and opens you to--the liturgical year, helping you inhabit God's Story every day. Remembering God's work, Christ's death and resurrection, and the Spirit's coming will change you, drawing you into deeper intimacy with God and pointing your attention to the work of the Father, Son and Spirit right now, in and around you. You'll be reminded daily that your life is bigger than just you, that you are part of God's huge plan that started before time and will continue into eternity. Whether you're familiar or unfamiliar with following the liturgical year, this book makes it easy to do, offering here the significance and history of each season, ideas for living out God's Story in your own life, and devotions that follow the church calendar for each day of the year. "The power that overshadowed Mary and raised Jesus from the dead also guarantees the final redemption of all things in him; that same power is at work in us now," Gross writes. "Keeping liturgical time, making it sacred, opens us further to this power as, year after year, we rehearse the Story of God--remembering with gratitude, anticipating with hope--and over time live more deeply the Story of our lives."


Compare

Infuse your days with meaning. You are part of a larger Story. And the One who began the Story is at work today, in your life, in the midst of your meetings and bills and family activities that make the days rush by and blur together. In these pages Bobby Gross opens to you--and opens you to--the liturgical year, helping you inhabit God's Story every day. Remembering God's Infuse your days with meaning. You are part of a larger Story. And the One who began the Story is at work today, in your life, in the midst of your meetings and bills and family activities that make the days rush by and blur together. In these pages Bobby Gross opens to you--and opens you to--the liturgical year, helping you inhabit God's Story every day. Remembering God's work, Christ's death and resurrection, and the Spirit's coming will change you, drawing you into deeper intimacy with God and pointing your attention to the work of the Father, Son and Spirit right now, in and around you. You'll be reminded daily that your life is bigger than just you, that you are part of God's huge plan that started before time and will continue into eternity. Whether you're familiar or unfamiliar with following the liturgical year, this book makes it easy to do, offering here the significance and history of each season, ideas for living out God's Story in your own life, and devotions that follow the church calendar for each day of the year. "The power that overshadowed Mary and raised Jesus from the dead also guarantees the final redemption of all things in him; that same power is at work in us now," Gross writes. "Keeping liturgical time, making it sacred, opens us further to this power as, year after year, we rehearse the Story of God--remembering with gratitude, anticipating with hope--and over time live more deeply the Story of our lives."

30 review for Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lisamarie Landreth

    The God & Glam Bible Study Devotional Read it for the fourth year and a row and planning to read it again next year. It's inexhaustible. The God & Glam Bible Study Devotional Read it for the fourth year and a row and planning to read it again next year. It's inexhaustible.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dee Anne

    Growing up Baptist, I did not have even a passing acquaintance with the liturgical calendar. This book has given me insight into the richness of the liturgy and the blessing of following the liturgical calendar. I find meaning in history and learning about all the men and women who have worshiped in this way. In addition to being a genuinely nice guy and a thoughtful writer, Bobby Gross makes the liturgical calendar about the Story of God. I always appreciate a good story!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    Not coming from a liturgical church community, it's only been recently that I've discovered the other Christian "holidays" outside of Christmas and Easter. "Living the Christian Year" is a good introduction to the idea of living a year with Christian rhythms and seasons. For me, it's not something I'll have to do, but something to look forward to. Something to break up the time between Christmas and Easter and to focus on what matters most. Not coming from a liturgical church community, it's only been recently that I've discovered the other Christian "holidays" outside of Christmas and Easter. "Living the Christian Year" is a good introduction to the idea of living a year with Christian rhythms and seasons. For me, it's not something I'll have to do, but something to look forward to. Something to break up the time between Christmas and Easter and to focus on what matters most.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Rogozinski

    This is my favorite devotional that I've ever used. I've been curious about the meaning of the different seasons of the Church Year (usually I only hear about Advent and Lent), and Gross' writing really draws out the beauty of it very practically, suggesting ways to physically live out the truth that each season meditates on. His short analyses of the biblical passages chosen for each week are poignant and thought provoking, and appropriate for re-reading year after year. I really like how he ch This is my favorite devotional that I've ever used. I've been curious about the meaning of the different seasons of the Church Year (usually I only hear about Advent and Lent), and Gross' writing really draws out the beauty of it very practically, suggesting ways to physically live out the truth that each season meditates on. His short analyses of the biblical passages chosen for each week are poignant and thought provoking, and appropriate for re-reading year after year. I really like how he chooses passages that speak to the same idea though drawn evenly from the whole compass of scripture. I also like that the chapters are week by week rather than day by day. This way the focus is more on taking the lump of connecting passages as a whole to meditate on what they add to one another. Gross spends time at the beginning of each seasonal division to explain historical context and traditions, not in a way that is merely informative, but in a way that draws you in to the big picture of those who have celebrated Christ throughout time and place. For my full review you are welcome to visit

  5. 5 out of 5

    Justin Tibbels

    Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross has been by far my favorite devotional over the years. For more, read the full review on my blog... Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross has been by far my favorite devotional over the years. For more, read the full review on my blog...

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mike Schutt

    Great resource and encouraging read. Bobby Gross does a nice job of mixing liturgical history, devotional practice, and spiritual direction as he walks readers through the Christian year. I used it as a guide in a small group, and our celebrations of Jesus throughout the year were enriched.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Gail

    This a devotional that I will continue to read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Paula

    While I've been familiar with "the Christian year" and observed most of it, I'd never known the history of some of the events/celebrations of my faith. The author has done a fine bit of research so that I was able to understand more about how the events of Jesus' life form my faith. The book includes ways to prepare for each week with prayers, worship, and Bible readings to connect with the current time of the year. "Ordinary time" isn't so ordinary. Advent now resembles more to me than a candle While I've been familiar with "the Christian year" and observed most of it, I'd never known the history of some of the events/celebrations of my faith. The author has done a fine bit of research so that I was able to understand more about how the events of Jesus' life form my faith. The book includes ways to prepare for each week with prayers, worship, and Bible readings to connect with the current time of the year. "Ordinary time" isn't so ordinary. Advent now resembles more to me than a candle holder or calendar. A second reading will be necessary so I can simply enjoy the ride since this first reading was all about learning more about God and His Son.

  9. 5 out of 5

    LeeAnn

    A good description and historical context to understand the Christian calendar. This is aimed at evangelicals who have not been steeped in liturgical church and those not familiar with the intricacies of the the Christian calendar and traditions. The devotional part was okay more of a 3 star as it was mostly just verses to look up each week (not a traditional devotional) but I really enjoyed the chapters that discussed the calendar events (i.e. Lent, Advent etc).

  10. 4 out of 5

    Megan Byrd

    A year-long devotional that follows the Christian calendar through its seasons of light, life, and love. Each week there are scripture readings with commentary in each along with opening and closing prayers. At each major section (advent, lent, and ordinary time) there is a more detailed discussion of the season. A very good read for learning more about the seasons of Christian life.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Seth Little

    Bobby Gross is a wonderful guide to the riches of the Christian calendar and its critical significance for today's faithful. As a congregational leader I find myself returning again and again to this special book to better inform my ministry and personal practice of inhabiting the story of God. Bobby Gross is a wonderful guide to the riches of the Christian calendar and its critical significance for today's faithful. As a congregational leader I find myself returning again and again to this special book to better inform my ministry and personal practice of inhabiting the story of God.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jillian Armstrong

    An incredible devotional to guide your year through the liturgical calendar. Down to earth and scripture lead, I was so refreshed by this book! I specifically loved the intros to different seasons-learning more about church feast days and holidays. I’ll definitely return to it throughout 2020.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Amazing book for learning about the church calendar and actually observing the liturgical year! I love the sections introducing each season and explaining its history and significance. The devotions were also very well done! This will be a resource that I return to over and over again.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    I’ll admit I got lost in Ordinary Time, but the rest of the year I couldn’t put it down. This will be a go-to resource for years!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Super interesting book. You get great detail and insight on the Christian traditions, how they started, how they changed and why they are carried out.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Strickland

    Just Excellent!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    Excellent guide to embracing the liturgical year and applying it to daily life and worship.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Glenn Burnside

    We've found so much blessing in our family this year working through this devotional and study book, in connection with the Christian liturgical calendar. We've made it a regular part of our family's weekly habits. I highly recommend it. We've found so much blessing in our family this year working through this devotional and study book, in connection with the Christian liturgical calendar. We've made it a regular part of our family's weekly habits. I highly recommend it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Erin Henry

    This looks really helpful but I don't think it's the year for me to use it This looks really helpful but I don't think it's the year for me to use it

  20. 4 out of 5

    Justin Ferguson

    Not coming from a liturgical church community, it's only been recently that I've discovered the other Christian "holidays" outside of Christmas and Easter. "Living the Christian Year" is a good introduction to the idea of living a year with Christian rhythms and seasons. For me, it's not something I'll have to do, but something to look forward to. Something to break up the time between Christmas and Easter and to focus on what matters most. Not coming from a liturgical church community, it's only been recently that I've discovered the other Christian "holidays" outside of Christmas and Easter. "Living the Christian Year" is a good introduction to the idea of living a year with Christian rhythms and seasons. For me, it's not something I'll have to do, but something to look forward to. Something to break up the time between Christmas and Easter and to focus on what matters most.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lance Mayes

    Helpful I loved this book! The traditions of the liturgical year are fairly new to me. I have picked up a few things about Advent and Lent over the last few years. Living the Christian Year brought the traditions to life. I feel more in tune with God and fellow believers all over the world and throughout time. I highly recommend it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

    This book is just what I hoped it would be. It's a great introduction for someone who has now grown up in a liturgical church or is very familiar with the tradition, but would like to know more and start living by the liturgical calendar. Good blend of information and devotional. This book is just what I hoped it would be. It's a great introduction for someone who has now grown up in a liturgical church or is very familiar with the tradition, but would like to know more and start living by the liturgical calendar. Good blend of information and devotional.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    The best devotional I've ever read, hands down. So good that once I finished it, I turned to the first page and started reading from the beginning. The best devotional I've ever read, hands down. So good that once I finished it, I turned to the first page and started reading from the beginning.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Abbey

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dave Chambers

  26. 4 out of 5

    Karen Parnell

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jan

  28. 4 out of 5

    Annelise

  29. 4 out of 5

    Marla Swoffer

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sonia S

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.