‘Gift and Task’ offers a year of daily reading from Walter Brueggemann

Reflections encourage readers to hear the ‘summons of the God of the gospel’

Westminster John Knox Release

LOUISVILLE – Best-selling author Walter Brueggemann guides disciples with wisdom and encouragement through the Christian year in Gift and Task: A Year of Daily Readings and Reflections. Brueggemann invites readers to ground their whole lives in the ancient words of scripture, leading them to new insight and deeper engagement with the text. Exploring themes such as neighborliness, generosity and abundance, Brueggemann hopes this scripture study will be a source of missional renewal in the church.

“I hope my exposition makes room across the theological, ecclesial spectrum for ‘progressives’ and ‘evangelicals,’” Brueggemann says, “for we commonly share as recipients of the wondrous gifts of God, and we are commonly addressed by the summons of the God of the gospel.”

Gift and Task is available now for purchase through Westminster John Knox Press and other major retailers.


Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Celebrating Abundance, and Chosen? Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

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