The Eloquent Lay Reader: A Guide to Skillfully Preparing and Delivering the Biblical Text for Your Congregation
"This work is both useful and beautiful-readers will find the 'how to' instructions immediately useful to improve their reading; and beautiful, as Telisak invites readers into the joy, delight, and holiness of Scripture with her engaging style. I can't wait to get this work into the hands and lives of the readers of Scripture at the parish I serve "
The Rev. Theron Walker, Rector, Emmaus Anglican Church, Castle Rock, CO
The Eloquent Lay Reader is an encouraging manual for people whose ministry it is to read the scriptures aloud in their liturgical worship services.Most lay readers love their job but lack either the public speaking skills or the biblical knowledge to make the strongest impact. This book provides a streamlined process and critical reference material so the lay reader can both understand God's word and deliver it skillfully.
In this book, we'll focus on two main objectives: understanding the text and delivering the text. We'll outline ways to simply analyze a passage for basic understanding and we'll go over basic presentation skills. That's the job in a nutshell. Conquer (or at least improve) these two areas and you'll be a confident lay reader and a blessing to your congregation.