Aelred R. Rosser begins this bok with an introduction that outlines the ministry of the lector and gospel reader. A commentary accompanies every scripture passage, presenting background so that readers may understand what they are reading and thus proclaim with confidence. Margin notes are also provided for each reading, pointing out difficult pronunciations and natural divisions within the texts.
This work provides learned commentary on weekly readings and gospels for Roman Catholic masses celebrated during the liturgical cycle known as year A. The workbook provides pronunciation guides for difficult words found in the readings. If you are an lector for mass, the guide will help you prepare by showing you exactly in the text where you should emphasize Bible names, highlight scenes, or slow the tempo of your delivery. Each reading has a historical discussion attached so it will enable you to proclaim the readings with authority. I rate this as 5 stars out of 5.