Modern society is awash in words. An auditory tidal wave cascades from our televisions, radios, media players, and the Internet. Today’s distracted worshippers often feel spiritually shortchanged when the Scriptures are spoken without passion and power. This lively and encouraging resource is the collaboration of a gifted Bible narrator and a mentor to church leaders. In it they show how churches can train their own teams of Scripture readers. These laypeople can—with enthusiasm, conviction, and passion—”unleash the Word of God,” and prepare hearts to receive the message. Spoken well, the Word of God opens and penetrates the listener’s heart. Simple, straightforward, and culturally relevant, this unique book provides the necessary tools to teach you how to read the Bible aloud, in a way that communicates its life-changing power!
Create An Embargo On Embarrassment With the Guide Few things are more publicly embarrassing than stumbling over a word during the readings at Mass. Avoid a fiasco by learning the correct pronunciation of hundreds of biblical names with Lector's Guide to Biblical Pronunciations, Updated. This very popular bestseller has been completely updated and expanded to correspond with the new Lectionary. With nearly double the entries of the original edition, it is still the same small size that will fit neatly into your pocket, purse, or out of sight on the Ambo. So reasonably priced, every lector should have his or her own copy.
Featuring every proper name in the English Bible (including the Apocrypha)
Author: Steven K Webb
Publisher: Steve Webb Productions
Who should use this guide? Anyone who desires to pronounce the names of people and places in the Bible with confidence. Do you read passages of the Bible in public? This book is for you. In private devotions, do you gloss over the difficult names? This book is for you. This book was originally begun as a pronunciation guide for myself as I was recording the Douay-Rheims Audio Bible. When I was commissioned to do that work, I was surprised to find that there was apparently nothing currently in print specifically for the Douay-Rheims version that could help me to properly pronounce names of people and places. In order to expedite the narration, I began to compile a list of names and carefully researched pronunciations, and that list became the book that you now hold in your hands. Somewhere along the way, I decided to include the spellings and pronunciations of all the English translations I could find. As far as I know, every spelling of every name in every English translation of the Bible is included in this guide. Since the the genesis of this guide was for the Douay-Rheims Audio Bible, which is a Catholic Bible, names included in the Apocrypha appear here as well. Great effort has been made to include every English Bible translation’s names and places in this work. If the reader would be so kind as to write to me at [email protected] if the reader is aware of omissions, I will include additions in subsequent editions of this guide. It is important to note that in my research, I became aware of the fact that there are differing opinions on the correct pronunciations of many of the names contained in the Bible. Often there really is no one “correct” way to pronounce a specific name. Languages do morph over time, and pronunciations can change. This guide includes the generally accepted pronunciations in the United States in the year 2012.
The publication of the Vatican II document on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum) was an exciting and challenging moment for the Church. While honouring the tradition, it also marked a quite dramatic development in the Church's attitude to modern critical analysis of the Bible and encouraged study and reflection on it by all members of the Church. The golden jubilee of its publication is a timely moment for a book such as this. It contains essays on various aspects of Dei Verbum by authors from around the world. They write from the perspective of their respective disciplines of biblical studies, patristics, theology, liturgy, philosophy, and communications media. They situate the document within the Jewish-Christian tradition, assess its reception since Vatican II, and its implications for the future.
Few things are more publicly embarrassing than stumbling over a word during the readings at Mass. Avoid a fiasco by learning the correct pronunciation of hundreds of biblical names with Lector's Guide to Biblical Pronunciations, Updated. This very popular best seller has been completely updated and expanded to correspond with the new Lectionary. With nearly double the entries of the original edition, it is still the same small size that will fit neatly into your pocket, purse, or out of sight on the Ambo. So reasonably priced, every lector should have his or her own copy.
More has been written about Shakespeare than about any other author, and many of these works are of interest primarily to scholars. At the same time, a great many works exist that are of inestimable value to theatre professionals, and many actors and directors have little need for more arcane scholarly studies. This reference conveniently discusses scholarship on Shakespeare that is of particular value to members of the dramatic community. Included are chapters on how to locate works in an academic library, the merits of various editions and commentaries, available reference works, studies of the Elizabethan world, and Shakespeare's stage history.
Presenting an A-to-Z listing of 25,000 possible baby names, this guide to naming a baby presents information on each name's origins as well as numerous tips on how to select the most fitting moniker. Simultaneous.
Are you looking for • A Scandinavian name for your baby? • The names of Norse gods and heroes? • The history and meaning of Scandinavian first names? • Variations and alternate spellings for common Scandinavian names? • Naming traditions and customs in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark? A Handbook of Scandinavian Names includes a dictionary of more than fifteen hundred given names from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, plus some from Iceland and Finland. Each entry provides a guide to pronunciation and the origin and meaning of the name. Many entries also include variations and usage in the Scandinavian countries and famous bearers of the name. Adding engaging context to the dictionary section is an extensive comparative guide to naming practices. The authors discuss immigration to North America from Scandinavia and the ways given names and surnames were adapted in the New World. Also included in the book is a history of Scandinavian names, information on “Name Days,” and discussion of significant names from mythology and history, including naming traditions in royal families. Winner, Reference Book of the Year, Midwest Book Awards Finalist, USA Best Books Award for Parenting/Family Reference