Liturgy Training Publications promotes the liturgical formation of parishioners by providing resources that support active participation in the Sunday assembly. The publications are designed primarily for the Roman Catholic community, but other faith traditions find their publications helpful. For example, annual publications based on Sunday’s scriptures provide assistance to preachers, music leaders and readers. The materials are designed beautifully, their aesthetic value reinforcing the beauty of Scripture and the splendor of worship. The key word is “liturgy.” The publications are tools that assist planners and participants strengthen the experience of the Sunday assembly. A popular book is At Home with the Word that connects home devotions and spiritual exercises with the Sunday lectionary texts. If you preach or function as a liturgist you are going to want to consider their Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word. The Workbook contains pronunciation assistance, sense line format for readings mirror the Lectionary and aid the reader in preparation, commentaries for each reading, provide users with scriptural background, information and tips for effective proclamation, margin notes point to the logical divisions in the passages and much more. Many of their publications are available in both English and Spanish.
Reviewed by Tim Shapiro