Into the Light

Into the Light by P. Lynn Miller
Into the Light by P. Lynn Miller

Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament

By P. Lynn Miller

Suggestions for Leaders by Dee Koza

Welcome to the 2020–2021 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible study, Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament. In this nine-lesson study, Lynn Miller revives lament as a proper theological response to the difficult situations of our world. One of the foundational points of the study is that, in scripture, lament usually leads to hope. After crying out to God, the one who laments remembers God. And while that doesn’t fix things in the moment—the injustice, the loss still exists—the lamenter is strengthened to face the world and to hope. And for us as Christians, hope is not just an emotional response or an attitude of pie in the sky. Hope implies movement: both God’s inherent movement toward justice and our movement toward God. Recovering lament may be one of the church’s most timely gifts to the world.

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Video recording of the Into the Light webinar presented by Lynn Miller

Grabación de video del webinar Hacia la luz presentado por Magdalena I. García

Q&As and other resources from the Into the Light webinar

Video recording of the Into the Light MUSIC webinar

Slides and handouts from the Into the Light MUSIC webinar

Songs of Lament playlist on Spotify

Other Into the Light Resources

Preview (introduction and Lesson One), FREE

Into the Light Bible Study

English edition, HZN20100 • $10

Large-print edition, HZN20150 • $15

Ecumenical edition, HZN20102 • $10

Edición en español, HZN20110 • $10

Descargar PDF Edición en español, HZN20111 • $10

Audio edition, HZN20172 • $15

Companion DVD, HZN20103 • $20

Companion DVD Downloadable version, HZN20104 • $20

Workshop for Leaders, HZN20101 • FREE

Promotional poster, included in the English study, also available as download in two sizes

Promotional flier, HZN20411 •  FREE

Sermon ideas flier, FREE

Charm/pendant, HZN20300 • $10

Bulletin Cover, FREE

Page Number Guide, FREE

Additional Resources via PW Blog

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Click the following to access Lynn Miller’s slide presentation on TearsClick here to download the PDF

Presentation at the 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women
(August 2-5, 2018, Louisville, KY)