In these brief but penetrating meditations on the Sunday readings from Scripture, veteran homilist John Kavanaugh leads his readers on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Christian gospel. Enlivened by many stories from his own life, his wide reading of literature, and his sharp insights into the contemporary world, Kavanaugh's reflections cover the whole of the lectionary readings for the B-cycle. In every season, he provides us with spiritual food that is filling and varied.
The great them throughout The Word Encountered is the incarnation itself, the Word made flesh. In the encounter with the Word of God in Scripture, Kavanaugh challenges his readers to be truly open, to allow the Word to be born anew within our hearts and lives.