Connections: A Lectionary Commentary

Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship Edited By: Joel B. Green, Thomas G. Long, Luke A. Powery, Cynthis L. Rigby 

Recommended by Rev. Beth Rohn-Habhegger 

“The commentary sets all the lectionary texts for each Sunday with connections between the context of scripture and application for today is a wonderful resource for my preaching. The contributors are scholars and preachers from a wide spectrum of denominations and study.” 

Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary. 

For each worship day within the three-year lectionary cycle, the commentaries in Connections link the individual lection reading with Scripture as a whole as well as to the larger world. In addition, Connections places each Psalm reading in conversation with the other lections for the day to highlight the themes of the liturgical season. Finally, sidebars offer additional connections to Scripture for each Sunday or worship day. 

This nine-volume series is a practical, constructive, and valuable resource for preachers who seek to help congregations connect more closely with Scripture. (description via