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 B - Pentecost to Christ the King
Series: Sunday Readings in Context. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,520. 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 to Christ the King. Previous volumes gave notes for Year A and Year B part 1. Similar volumes are in preparation for Year C. The notes may be freely reproduced in parish newsletters.
Sunday Readings in Context - Year B - Advent to Pentecost
Series: Sunday Readings in Context. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,660. 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 to Pentecost.
Sunday Readings in Context Year A Trinity to Christ the King
Series: Sunday Readings in Context, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. 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 to Christ the King. 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,680. 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 to Pentecost.

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