Cynthia Campbell authors new Lenten study


The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Campbell, President of McCormick Theological Seminary, is the author of God’s Abundant Table, the 2011 Moderator’s Lenten study published by Witherspoon Press, an imprint of Congregational Ministries Publishing of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

God’s Abundant Table begins with the premise that the Eucharist, or “thanksgiving meal” of the church, is far more than a reenactment of the meal in the Upper Room. Rightly understood, Campbell suggests, the Lord’s Supper is connected to Jesus’ entire ministry, to the entire story of God’s relationship with God’s people, to our everyday meals, and to the ministry to which each of us is called as Christ’s followers.

“This study brings us back to the essentials—the sharing of bread, the invitation of hospitality, the creation of relationships," Elder Cynthia (Cindy) Bolbach, Moderator of the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), said. "I recommend it to all disciples as we set forth on the path to resurrection day.”

Whether used for personal reflection or congregational study, this collection of devotional readings on key biblical texts and a six-session study guide is designed for those desiring to reflect more deeply on God’s presence with us whenever bread is broken.

God’s Abundant Table is now available for purchase at or by calling the Presbyterian Distribution Service at 800.524.2612. Quantity discounts are available for purchases over 10 copies.