New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Gospeled Lives

Encounters with Jesus, A Lenten Study

John Indermark • November 2008

BUY Print $14.99

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

"Gospeled" lives are lives that have encountered Jesus Christ. Christ's call leads to a continually unfolding story for each of us.

An encounter with the living Christ demands a response, John Indermark says. In this book you will learn about New Testament characters who encountered Jesus. Some responded with joy and gratitude. Others ignored or rejected his offer of good news.

Indermark's powerful reflections on the various biblical characters, along with daily reading of scripture, written prayers, and suggested exercises, make an ideal 6-week study for individuals or groups. Each chapter contains 5 daily readings.

Here are a few of the New Testament characters you will explore:

  • Bartimaeus
  • The women at Jesus' tomb
  • Mary and Jesus' family
  • The slave of the high priest
  • A rich young man
  • Herod Antipas
  • The woman with the hemorrhage
  • The Gerasene demoniac
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Ten lepers

Study this book during Lent or any time you or your small group wants to think more deeply about what it means to hear and respond to Christ's word.

Includes a Leader's Guide.

Categories: Lent
John Indermark is a writer and retired United Church of Christ pastor. He has authored a number of books published by Upper Room Books and Abingdon Press, in addition to writing for a variety of curriculum resources. John and his wife, Judy, are now full-time residents of Tucson, having traded the rainforests of southwest Washington for the Sonoran desert. They are members of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tucson. When John is not writing, he enjoys taking photographs of landscape and wildlife in the Sonora region and elsewhere when he and Judy travel.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-9971-0

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1658-8

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1659-5

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: November 2008

Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.25 in (h) x 0.313 in (d)

Page Count: 144

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

BISAC1: REL012120



"Indermark's blend of reflection with action in response to the biblical readings is artfully achieved and reminds us that our gospeled lives are unfinished stories and unending conversations. Peppered with nuggets of wisdom and insight, his engaging storytelling provokes imagination, callling us to reflect on our encounters that call, challenge, transform, and empower." Susan Burt, Coordinating Editor, Seasons of the Spirit