A Time for Every Purpose

by Doug Dortch


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A Devotional Guide / Homiletical Commentary for Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary

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About the Book:

“The Bible continues to be the world’s best-selling book for a reason. People find in it inspiring and encouraging words that offer an overarching perspective that gives meaning to each moment, regardless of whether that moment has them feeling up or down. The stories and lessons in Scripture speak eternal truths that never lose their power or relevance. For that reason, no other resource contributes to our faith development more than the Bible, which is why so many individuals make Bible reading a part of their daily discipline and congregations build their worship lives upon it. Doug Dortch offers this commentary written with these two groups in mind.

On one hand, individuals will find devotional insights that might further their understanding of Scripture and deepen their daily discipleship. On the other hand, preachers will pick up viewpoints that might spark their own conversations with Bible texts, which in turn will help with their regular preaching responsibilities. As people in the pulpit and pew consider these same texts together, their connection might also be strengthened, and the church’s fellowship and witness will be greatly enhanced.” 

About the Author:

DOUG DORTCH has been the pastor of Mountain Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, since November 2011. A native of York, Alabama, he received his bachelor’s degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Montevallo, and his M.Div., Th.M., and Ph.D. degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

His wife Judy is a native of Clanton, Alabama, and they have two children: a daughter Corrie, an English teacher at Navarre High School in Navarre, Florida, and a married son John, a general surgeon in Tallahassee, Florida. They also have two grandchildren, John Douglas IV and Margaret Claire.

Prior to going to Mountain Brook Baptist Church, he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, Florida; Trinity Baptist Church in Madison, Alabama; the First Baptist Church of Elba, Alabama; and Lebanon Baptist Church of Lebanon, Kentucky.

Dr. Dortch received the Clyde T. Francisco Preaching Award and the Luther Rice Scholar Award as a student at Southern Seminary. He has served on numerous denominational boards and committees, and as moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. In 2013 he delivered the William L. Self Preaching Lectures at the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia.

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