The Treasure of the Word: Commentary on Biblical Readings for Sundays, Feast Days, and Solemnities, Cycle C walks the reader through the lectionary’s year of readings, beginning with Advent, the first season of the liturgical year. In his reflections on the passages appointed for each Sunday, feast day, and solemnity, Rev. Fr Isidore Okwudili Igwegbe highlights the major themes of the selections. Growing out of his own prayerful study of the readings, he crafts commentaries that enable Christians, whether they are priests, religious, or laity, to encounter prayerfully the Scriptures and the God who speaks through them. The Treasure of the Word stands in a long Catholic tradition of bringing the Scriptures and daily life into conversation. Beyond that, as Rev. Fr Dr Cornelius A. Omeike observes in his foreword, “To be closer to Christ, we ought to reflect profoundly on the Word of God; this book provides exactly that.” Each of the commentaries begins by listing the day or occasion, a summary of the main message of the lectionary’s chosen readings, and the references for the four appointed readings. The commentary then follows, discussing the readings and their intent, while avoiding technical jargon and arcane terms. Your calling may have led you to become a priest, to join a religious community, or to serve in the world as a member of the laity. Regardless, you will find in The Treasure of the Word a work that offers guidance and inspiration seasoned by experience and empowered by the Spirit.