Chris Oliver

Biography

I am married with four grown children and seven grandchildren. We have moved around several parishes in England - a good way to explore this lovely country.

I have been involved in contributing to and leading Bible Groups for over 20 years, and the more I read the more fascinating the Bible becomes.

For these groups I found a digest of thoughts from many different commentaries prompted interesting discussions.

"Sunday Readings in Context" started when I realised (UK spelling!) I knew nothing about the first readings from the Old Testament, and often received little help towards making sense of them from the priest's homily. Few priests studied the Old Testament before ordination. So I started contributing a short note to our parish newsletter - and it has grown ever since.

Now that the three-year cycle is complete, the notes can be consolidated into Ebooks. Six altogether, to appear every 6 months.

I hope you find them helpful.

But revision of the notes will continue, so updated editions should appear in three years' time!

Where to find Chris Oliver online


Books

Sunday Readings in Context - Year C - Trinity to Christ the King
Series: Sunday Readings in Context, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
Short notes (not more than 250 words) give the context of the Scriptural readings for Sundays and principal feasts in the Roman Catholic lectionary - the who, why, where. This volume gives notes for Year C from Trinity 2016 to Christ the King 2016. Similar volumes for Years A and B, and for Year C from Advent 2015 to Pentecost 2016 have already been published.
Sunday Readings in Context - Year C - Advent to Pentecost
Series: Sunday Readings in Context, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy
A short note - no more than 250 words - gives the context for each Sunday's Scripture readings in the Roman Catholic Lectionary - the who, why, and for whom. This volume give notes for the Sundays and principal feasts in Year C from Advent 2015 to Pentecost 2016.
Sunday Readings in Context - Year B - Trinity to Christ the King
Series: Sunday Readings in Context, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy
A short note gives the context for each Sunday's scripture readings in the Roman Catholic Lectionary – who, why, and for whom. This volume contains notes for the Sundays and principal feasts in Year B from Trinity 2018 to Christ the King 2018.The notes may be freely reproduced in parish newsletter
Sunday Readings in Context - Year B - Advent to Pentecost
Series: Sunday Readings in Context, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy
A short note gives the context for each Sunday's scripture readings in the Roman Catholic Lectionary – who, why, and for whom. This volume contains notes for the Sundays and principal feasts in Year B from Advent 2017 to Pentecost 2018.
Sunday Readings in Context Year A Trinity to Christ the King
Series: Sunday Readings in Context, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy
A short note gives the context for each Sunday's scripture readings in the Roman Catholic Lectionary – who, why, and for whom. This volume contains notes for the Sundays and principal feasts in Year A from Trinity 2017 to Christ the King 2017. Similar volumes are in preparation for Years B and C. The notes may be freely reproduced in parish newsletters.
Sunday Readings in Context Year A Advent to Pentecost
Series: Sunday Readings in Context, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
A short note gives the context for each Sunday's scripture readings in the Roman Catholic Lectionary - who, why, and for whom. This volume contains notes for the Sundays and principal feasts in Year A from Advent 2016 to Pentecost 2017.

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