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Instruments of Christ's Love

The Ministry of Readers

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ISBN-13: 9780334054351
Published: 30/07/2016
Product description

Written by two experienced teachers working with Readers and supporting Reader ministry, this resource offers a fresh look at Reader ministry and thus a resource for Readers to consider their own specific ministry as well as for those exploring Reader ministry as a possible vocation.

Author Information

Revd Dr. Phillip Tovey, Sally Buck, Graham Dodds

Phillip Tovey is Deputy Warden of Readers and Director of Postgraduate Curate Training in the Diocese of Oxford. Sally Buck is Director of Reader Formation in the Lincoln School of Theology and Diocesan Warden of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln. Graham Dodds is Canon Treasurer, Wells Cathedral and Director of Learning Communities for the Diocese of Bath & Wells

Product Reviews

'...a fascinating insight into Reader ministry past, present and future' -- Rt Revd Robert Paterson

'There is no doubting the commitment of the authors to Reader ministry and their appreciation of its importance and potential. This book may be useful for those exploring Reader ministry or in training, wanting a reasonably concise overview of all things Reader.' -- Gertrud Sollars, The Reader, Spring 2017 

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This book is about Readers, aka Licensed Lay Ministers, their history, present ministry, a little about their training, and some thoughts about the futures. Apart from the section on Readers in the past, it relates to the Church of England only. There are three authors, all involved with the training of Readers. It is an interesting and thought provoking book, that any active LLM, or LLM in training, would find value from reading.


A helpful overview of the ministry of this valuable and valued ministry, bringing scholarship up to date on the subject.


Bought for study and yet to read it

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"Mark Scarlata has written a winsome accessible exposition of the Book of Exodus." - @WaltBrueggemann New from…

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