Is The Upper Room Disciplines for you?
Are you looking for a daily practice centered on scripture?
Do you want to go deeper by focusing on one theme all week?
Do you enjoy diverse perspectives on scripture?
Do you preach, teach, or follow the Revised Common Lectionary?
If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, The Upper Room Disciplines may be the perfect devotional tool for you!
For over 50 years, Disciplines has spiritually nurtured individuals fostering more profound relationships with God.
Scripture-Centered with a Deeper Focus: The Upper Room Disciplines provides an opportunity to look more deeply at scripture by offering a week of meditations by a single author on a particular theme. Each weekly theme focuses on specific scripture texts, which provides a rhythm with a cadence based on the yearly flow of holy seasons and ordinary time. Each week also includes a scripture overview and reflection questions based on the week’s meditations.
Diverse Perspectives: An award-winning devotional guide,Disciplines brings together 53 diverse voices to share messages of hope, challenge, and joy. Disciplines authors represent clergy and lay people from a variety of Christian denominations who seek to help readers engage the scripture for daily spiritual practice and in preparation for Sunday worship.
Revised Common Lectionary: Following the Revised Common Lectionary, each daily reading offers a scripture passage, a meditation on the day’s reading, and a closing prayer or suggestion for reflection.
The Upper Room Disciplines is available in a variety of formats:
• Print (regular print and enlarged print versions)
• eBook (mobi and epub)
• Digital subscriptions (website and app)
"I lead a small group of about 12 women, and we were looking for a great Advent study. I had used While We Wait years ago and remembered how beautifully written it was.
I love focusing on the women in the genealogy in Matthew and our church’s Advent sermon series include the songs of Elizabeth, Mary, and Zechariah. So this study seemed just perfect for our 2019 Advent study.
Everyone is enjoying it so much and loving the insights that Mary Lou Redding offers for each character in her study. While We Wait has been a great study for us!"