This study has 7 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 6 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Clifford M. Yeary and a commentary, Exploring the Spirituality of the Gospels, by Patrick J. Hartin (Liturgical Press).
Patrick J. Hartin is an ordained priest of the Diocese of Spokane, Washington. He presently teaches courses in the New Testament and in Classical Civilizations at Gonzaga University. He is a contributor to Give Us This Day and the author of numerous books, published by Liturgical Press, including: A Spirituality of Perfection: Faith in Action in the Letter of James, (Sacra Pagina series), James of Jerusalem: Heir to Jesus of Nazareth (Interfaces series), James, First Peter, Jude, Second Peter (New Collegeville Bible Commentary series), Apollos (Paul's Social Network series), and A Window into the Spirituality of Paul, which is also associated with a Little Rock Scripture Study, Spirituality of Paul.
In Spirituality of the Gospels the modern quest for spiritual fulfillment is met with profound insights from the gospels. All four gospels call readers to become faithful followers of Christ but each gospel has a special focus on Christ. Responding to any gospel's special focus promises to also nourish a distinct spirituality one that will resonate with the spiritualities of saints and disciples both ancient and modern. Hardin finds in Matthew's gospel a spirituality based on Christ's transformative presence within us; in Mark is found the challenge of martyrdom; in Luke the call to embrace the poor; and in John disciples are called to contemplative virtues springing from grace and love.