Modern families are extremely busy juggling multiple commitments and activities and often feel that they and their children don't get anything out of mass. In Journeying with Luke , Jennifer Christ provides the ideal remedy for this challenge, as did her first book, Journeying with Mark . This small book of reflections on the Sunday readings can be used by families to start a discussion of the readings before - or even on the way to - church. It even fits neatly into the glove compartment. Each Sunday's reflection calls attention to key words, phrases, or images in each of the three readings and poses questions which relate to everyday family life and that make an excellent springboard for a family discussion that can open their hearts and minds to God's word. Sunday being a day of rest, it's often hard to get all the members of a family to wake up, eat breakfast, get dressed, and go to church. Perhaps it's wonder that many bleary eyes tend to glaze over during the lectionary readings. Journeying with Luke enables everyone in the family to be attentive to the connection that God's word can make with each parishioner and provides a blueprint for applying the Lord's message to their daily lives. This invative book will help families eager to connect with the story of Jesus Christ.
Jennifer Christ is a certified spiritual director, serves as adjunct faculty at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee WI, and works as a consultant throughout the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. She also teaches at St. Francis Seminary, St. Francis, WI.