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SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17, 2012—Resource Publications announces Stop Reading and Start Proclaiming! as a downloadable E-Book.

The word of God is a living word which forms us. Is that the experience in your parish? How do you make the Scripture readings come alive with meaning for your listeners? How do you speak the word that will “rouse them.”

Douglas Leal
Foreword by Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM
PDF, $23.95
128 pages, 8½" x 11"
ISBN 0-89390-722-7

Unlike any other lector training book Stop Reading and Start Proclaiming! bases its approach on the art of acting. With ten chapters, each explaining and teaching a skill to assist in proclamation, this easy-to-read book will help you gain the technical expertise necessary to invite active listening and pull attention away from those missalettes. Your proclamation is a faith witness for your listeners. Learn how to make that witness effectively and speak God’s word in a way that can affect their lives. Every proclaimer (lector, presider, and catechist) should have one of these. Then watch the proclamation of the word improve in your parish.

“Speak to the weary a word that will rouse them” (Is 50:4). 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.
From the Foreward by Gil Ostdiek, OFM, professor of liturgy, Catholic Theological Union

This book is long overdue. During Christian worship we hear “the word of the Lord.” Mr. Leal gives us the opportunity to proclaim a “living word of the Lord” in our midst, not the mere recitation of written words. Father John Cusick, director of Young Adult Ministry Office, Archdiocese of Chicago

To order Stop Reading and Start Proclaiming!*E-Book*, click on a link above, add it to your shopping cart, and pay for your order by credit card. Click on the DOWNLOAD button on the order confirmation page to download the PDF file and save it to a folder on your hard drive.

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