For parishes that use the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, approved for use in the dioceses of Canada, LTP offers this Canadian version of Workbook, published jointly with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. In this edition, the commentaries, tools, and features of the U.S. edition have been tailored to the translation and readings found in the Canadian Lectionary.
Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word© can provide the ongoing instruction and advice that readers need. Not only does it assist them in preparing their assigned reading on a specific occasion, but when ministers of the Word read this resource every week as a way of reflecting on and learning about the Scriptures, it strengthens their proclamation skills and deepens their spiritual lives so that they can touch the hearts of your assembly with their reading.
Workbook includes these helpful features:
bolded words help the reader know when to stress important sections and concepts
"Workbook is one of the best resources a proclaimer can have in preparing to effectively speak the Word of God. Comprehensive though succinct, it offers excellent cultural background as well as insight into the characters in the readings. It provides practical guidance on pronunciation and punctuation; it suggests what to emphasize, and why, and how. Very importantly, it offers spiritual insight into all three readings, how they inter-relate, the message of each, and their relevance to today."
--Denise C. Thompson, national trainer of lectors and lector ministry chair, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, Ilinois.
"Workbook is an invaluable resource for everyone who proclaims the scriptures. I began using and recommending it many years ago in parish work and continued to do so as a diocesan worship office director. The commentaries are especially helpful, and don't miss the introductory pages! They contain a wealth of useful information that can help all of us in our proclamation of the scriptures."
--Sandra Dooley, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Orlando, Florida
"In our parish, we constantly emphasize that the readings are proclamations of God's Word and not just recitations from a printed page. Workbook, with its detailed commentary on every reading, is a valuable tool in helping all of us proclaim well."
--Vince Ast, St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland, Oregon
Paperback, 8 3/8 x 10 7/8, 320 pages
Canadian customers may prefer to order this book directly from:
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
2500 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 2J2