Invitation to Meditation

Daily Devotions for the Church Year

by Leona M. Irsch



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/13/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781973651499
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781973651512
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781973651505

About the Book

Here is a book intended to help users meditate on a biblical passage and then pray for themselves and others. It contains devotions not just for Advent and Lent but also Christmas and Easter, every day of the church year and more. The book is organized into weeks, and each week has a litany. Each day has a suggested reading from scriptures and a few sentences to pull something out of the text as a start for meditation.

About the Author

After receiving an MSW from the University of Maryland, Leona Irsch began her career as a psychiatric social worker with troubled children and their families and a consultant in long term care facilities. She then taught baccalaureate social work at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating with an MDiv from Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary, for six years she was rector of an Episcopal parish in Avon, a bedroom community of Rochester, NY . After leaving the parish, she received a DMin in Biblical spirituality from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Two things make her uniquely qualified to write a book of devotions. First, her background in the Bible comes from use in worship, from education, from reading the Bible daily, and from being able to read the New Testament in Greek and translate passages in the Hebrew Scriptures. Second, her wide-ranging experience with people and their spiritual needs in the parish, institutions, and counseling gives her insight into the needs of many who seek spiritual food. Using this background she has written a book for her own spiritual needs which she now is sharing with others.