The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer by Fr John Bartune
I have been going through this book over the last year. It uses the four Gospels to provide a series of spiritual reflections. It goes through all the Gospels taking a paragraph or so and then given a series of topical reflections on the specific topic. The topics each time are:
– Christ the Lord
– Christ the Teacher
– Christ the Friend
– Christ in My Life
There are references to the Catechism along with quotes from the Church Fathers and others along with some small group discussion questions. Gospel texts are taken from the 1966 version of The Jerusalem Bible.
These commentaries are broadly spiritual reflections using the various senses of Scripture. They are pretty much jargon-free and not scripture scholar deep-dives. Some of the mediations use Ignatian techniques of imaging the various scenes and presenting these points of view.
Overall I can recommend this as a good daily read to go through and think about the Gospels.