Scripture in the Parish
As a parish leader, you get questions all the time about God's word. You don't have to be a Scripture scholar to answer questions about the Bible. With Scripture in the Parish: A Guide for Catholic Ministry, you will be able to confidently reply to the inquiries about the Bible you are likely to hear.
This book will help you dispel common myths about the Bible, understand how the Bible inspires church teaching, and enable you to interpret Scripture in a fully Catholic way. Each chapter includes "ministry spotlights"-specific examples of situations you have faced or are likely to, with possible solutions you can use right now.
Scripture in the Parish is not so much a book about the Bible, but about the ways the Bible is used in the life of the church today. This is the perfect guide for catechists, RCIA team members, liturgical ministers, prayer group leaders, and anyone who has a leadership role in the parish.
Mary Elizabeth Sperry holds a master's degree in liturgical studies from the Catholic University of America. She has worked for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops since 1994, in the Secretariat for the Liturgy, USCCB Publishing, and the Department of Communications. She is the author of Bible Top Tens and Ten: How the Commandments Can Change Your Life (both 2012). Her articles have appeared in The Liguorian, Emmanuel, Today's Parish Minister, and other publications. She has been interviewed about the Bible on National Public Radio, CBS Radio, NBC News, the Drew Mariani Show, and Seize the Day.