Donald Neidigk's The Gifts of Lent: Sermons and Children's Sermons
This book was written for busy pastors and lay leaders who want to provide their congregations with a biblical, informative, and motivational monologue series for the Lenten season. Each monologue features a Bible character who gave something to Jesus during Holy Week, and one who had nothing to give. A Children's sermon accompanies each monologue. "Donald Neidigk is a gifted communicator who brings the Passion Story to life through the Eyes of eight personalities. Through creatively burrowing into the minds of those touched by Jesus, the author brings fresh, convincing perspectives to the week that changed the world." Paul L. Maier, Ph.D. Department of History
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan "Here is the Ancient story of Holy Week, retold in colorful and vivid detail. With a sure hand Pastor Neidigk draws us into the spiritual depths of the Lenten season and snaps on a string of revealing lights... Neidigk is a story teller, revisiting People and places from the greatest story ever told." Bruce L. Shelley Senior Professor, Denver Seminary author of "Church History
In Plain Language" "The texts read very well, but they are obviously meant to be spoken. Like the scriptures, they are far more powerful when presented orally... it is likely that those listening will find themselves being drawn into the setting and becoming part of the event." Erich E. Helge, Ed.D. Donald H. Neidigk earned his B.S. degree from New Mexico State University and his M.Div. degree from the Denver Seminary. He completed additional graduate study at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pastor Neidigk currently serves Calvary Lutheran Church in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.