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Sacred Scripture deserves powerful proclaiming!

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 15, 2006 — It's here — a new book that will help you engage your community in Scripture! Stop Reading and Start Proclaiming! promises two things:  It will give those who proclaim Scripture new skills to help them become better storytellers, and it will result in a greater understanding of Scripture by the gathered faithful.

Written in an engaging style, this manual moves the reader from basic instruction on how to use voice and posture to more advanced instruction on how to embody the text. The skills covered begin with basic techniques for the beginner and progress to detailed, yet simply explained, directions for all proclaimers.   The author's style is practical and lighthearted — yet never loses sight of the importance of spiritual preparation and reverence in this ministry.

"How I wish all of us had devoured Douglas Leal's book on the proclamation of the word of God before standing up in the assembly to exercise this important ministry. His reflections on proclaiming God's word are simple, practical, wise, and pastorally sensitive.  I highly recommend this book for all who proclaim God's word, for all who seek to do so, and for all who teach them." — Father Wilfred Raymond, national director, Family Theater Productions, Hollywood, Calif.

"This Volume ought to find a place on the shelves of everyone who proclaims the word. Those who proclaim the word and those who prepare them for this ministry will be able to reap great benefits from Stop Reading and Start Proclaiming! Yet it is the assembly gathered to hear God's word proclaimed who will surely benefit the most. They deserve no less." - Gil Ostdiek, OFM, professor of liturgy, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

Douglas Leal is a professional actor, director, and management consultant who has worked many years as a liturgical planner, coordinator, and trainer on a volunteer basis for churches in New Orleans, Chicago, and Los Angeles.   He received a BA in psychology at Loyola University New Orleans and is currently the director of ministries at St. Sebastian Church in Los Angeles.

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Douglas Leal
Foreword by Gil Ostdiek, OFM
Paper, $23.95  (bulk pricing available for 10 copies or more)
128 pages, 8½" × 11" 
ISBN 0-89390-630-1


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