SIXTY DAYS WITH LUKE by Larry and Valere Althouse
A New Devotional-Study Excursion through the Third Gospel

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The purpose of this book is to help the reader to spend sixty rewarding days in the Third Gospel, following a schedule of readings taking the reader through Luke’s 24 chapters. All too often the Gospels are experienced in bits and pieces. This book will expose the reader to the whole Gospel of Luke, providing a fuller sense of the scope and continuity of this marvelous tract of faith. The daily interpretations are intended, not as exhaustive expositions of all that is intended by the various passages, but as “meditations,” suggestive of “contemplation,” “musing,” “pondering,” “reflection,” “study” or “thought,”. With each day’s reading and meditation, there is a daily suggestion of a thought to ponder and “prime the pump” of the reader’s own mind and heart. Stimulated by these thoughts and questions, readers may find the Holy Spirit leading them to what is important and relevant for their own lives. Each day ends with a prayer-starter intended to suggest the direction in which the readers’ own prayers might be directed. No “Amen” is added because they are intended to be open-ended for the reader to complete. The study and prayer sections are equally important.

About Larry and Valere Althouse

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Larry Althouse, a native of Reading, PA is a retired United Methodist clergyman and since 1964 the writer of a weekly syndicated newspaper column, "The Bible Speaks," as well as the author of Youth Guide on Affluence and Poverty (Friendship Press) and Rediscovering The Gift of Healing (Abingdon Press). For twenty years he regularly wrote curriculum materials for the Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist churches.Larry earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania and the Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton OH. He also did graduate studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York, including Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr's last course before retirement. He served parishes in Harrisburg PA, Crestwood NY and Mohnton PA, before joining the staff of First United Methodist Church in Dallas TX as Director of New Dimensions Ministries.Valere Fuller Althouse was born on a North Texas ranch near Buffalo Springs and worked as a ramp and photographic model before associating for thirty years as a lecturer and consultant at the famous health spa, The Green House in Arlington TX. She also has been a popular speaker for conventions and organizations across the USA, as well as in Europe. She has spoken to a number of medical organizations on her experience as a breast cancer patient. Her fascinating life and career are chronicled in her autobiography, My First Eighty (Trafford).Together, the Althouses have written of her experience with breast cancer, You CAN Save Your Breast (W.W. Norton) and What You Need Is What You've Got: Discover, Develop and Use Your Inner Resources (Samuel Weiser). For 22 years they wrote a newspaper column, Travel Talk for a Dallas newspaper and conducted a holistic Spa Holiday program in Badgastein, Austria.For the United Methodist Church they served as consultants for The Upper Room program, "An Experience in Heath and Wholeness," and conducted that program in churches across the country. After retirement, they wrote and conducted intensive premarital weekend seminars, "Fit To Be Tied" at First UM Church in Dallas, where they continue to be active in various roles, as well as in the community. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.
Published November 23, 2010 by Trafford. 251 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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