Last year our Cursillo prayer group decided to read and discuss the Scripture readings for the following Sunday during our weekly meetings. We found At Home with the Word 2009 a great companion for our small group.
Not only does each of these books provide the readings for each Sunday, extra information and prayers about each liturgical season, a section that encourages living out the message, but they also include reflections on the readings for each Sunday and questions to promote discussion and spiritual growth.
We are again very pleased to have this resource to use in preparation for Sunday Mass for 2010. The thought-provoking questions have helped us look deeper even the most familiar Scripture passages to examine what was being said then and how it applies to our lives today. The soft cover workbook format is great to highlight, take notes on, and jot suggestions down both before and during prayer group.
I highly recommend this wonderful resource for becoming more knowledgeable about Scripture and how it applies to our lives and helps us grow in our Catholic faith. Each of us has found that we have a much greater appreciation of the Readings and homily we hear on Sunday because we have done thorough preparation in advance for the Liturgy of the Word to sprout in our lives.
You can purchase the current version of the book here. I wrote this review of At Home With The Word 2010 for the Tiber River Blogger Review program. Tiber River is the first Catholic book review site, started in 2000 to help you make informed decisions about Catholic book purchases. I receive free product samples as compensation for writing reviews for Tiber River.