While there’s still more than six months left to 2017, we’re already thinking about 2018 — that is, the 2018 Moravian Daily Texts!
Since last fall, the IBOC has been focused on compiling and editing the 2018 edition of this well-loved devotional. First published in 1731 in Herrnhut, Germany, The Daily Texts grew out of a spiritual renewal of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) that dates back to Aug. 13, 1727. Today, more than 280 years after its first publication, the Daily Texts continues its promise of “a daily message from God that is new every morning.”
The cover image selected for 2018 features a pottery chalice from the Moravian Theological Seminary. This cover design was selected from more than 15 options for this year by the board of directors of the IBOC. In addition, a dozen writers have selected hymns and written prayers to accompany the two Bible verses selected in Herrnhut for every day.
The 2018 editions don’t begin shipping until late October/early November, but you can order yours at discounted prices beginning July 3.
Online preordering for the 2018 Daily Texts will begin in early July at store.moravian.org. The general order form will be mailed to current customers in late June; you can also download it here. Important note: Southern Province congregations should order their 2018 Daily Texts through the Board of Cooperative Ministries, using their form here.