'A rich and timely exploration of how the Bible forms Christians by the way it is used in worship - a gift for preachers, liturgists and worship leaders'
'Vicky's meticulous scholarship, attention to detail and narrative illustration are a delight, and she bridges many traditions, challenging partisan assumptions. This book will be invaluable to researchers but perhaps more importantly, may serve to refresh worn approaches to the use of scripture in public worship.'
"This is a fascinating book bringing together an amazing amount of material about the use of the Bible in worship and the response to it. It will be of interest to liturgical scholars, those who lead worship and anyone who struggles to understand the dynamic behind the choice and the juxtaposition of readings. It will have a special interest to ecumenists who seek to imagine the rich diversity of liturgical life that will blossom in visible communion, which expresses the insights and experience of different Traditions and reflects the theological convergence of ecumenical conversations, not least of all the multilateral text, Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry. The thought provoking concluding reflections in, Epilogue: Surprises, underline, among other things, the strong reciprocal link between faithful expectant hearing and faithful action, the liturgy after the liturgy. How good it would be to complement this examination based on Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed and Anglican practice with that of the Orthodox and Pentecostal Traditions. The book deserves to be widely read."