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Hunger for the Word, Year C

Lectionary Reflections on Food and Justice

Larry Hollar, Editor

Hunger for the Word, Year C
Hunger for the Word, Year C

ISBN: 9780814630099, 3009

Details: 248 pgs, 6 x 9
Publication Date: 07/01/2006
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We have all experienced hunger, whether it’s a need for spiritual guidance or physical nutrition. Our hunger for God’s Word can benefit those needing material sustenance. God’s Word calls us to nourish the hungry and poor, just as it nourishes our faith and sustains us in our struggle for justice.

Hunger for the Word explores the Lectionary with a focus on anti-hunger advocacy, social activism, and political issues affecting marginalized people. Using insights, images, and stories from pastors, professors, and laity active in anti-hunger campaigns, this ecumenical book offers devotional connections to inequality issues, as well as themes to help in our struggle to understand and eliminate injustice. Hunger for the Word, edited by Larry Hollar of Bread for the World, brings concern for hunger and fairness into our daily religious life.

With weekly sermon/homily reflections, Hunger for the Word is an invaluable resource for pastors, liturgical ministers, and those interested in justice-oriented Bible study and spiritual growth. Also includes suggestions for musical worship, and ideas for children’s sermons to help spread God’s Word of activism, compassion, and integrity throughout the congregation.

Larry Hollar is Senior Regional Organizer with Bread for the World, the nationwide grassroots Christian anti-hunger advocacy movement. He is also an ordained Presbyterian elder, a professional Biblical storyteller, church musician, and liturgist.

ISBN: 9780814630099, 3009

Details: 248 pgs, 6 x 9
Publication Date: 07/01/2006


Drawing on the insights and stories of pastors, professors and others active in the anti-hunger movement, the book explores scriptural witness with an openness to seeing how God's word can nourish us in the struggle to feed the people who are hungry.

Each of the entries, which usually address more than one of the assigned readings, has a power of its own, and the accompanying "children's time" and musical suggestions are an extra bonus.
Writing Works

An excellent tool helping preachers apply the weekly lectionary readings to the tragedy of global hunger. Provocative and useful with a breadth of contributors as diverse as Bread for the World.
Ronald J. Sider, President, Evangelicals for Social Action

I would recommend it for all people wishing to study and to reflect upon scripture from the perspective of justice and food. The analyses are connected with daily living, which is exactly what good preaching is supposed to do.

Hunger for the Word is a helpful resource for preachers who wish to stress the social implications of the readings and are looking for illustrations, statistics and insights.
Grace & Truth

Warm, thoughtful, and biblically grounded insights into God's call to respond to those who are hungry and poor. Each devotion incorporates the weekly readings and concludes with suggestions for children's sermons and congregational singing. The perfect book for preparing justice-minded sermons or writings.