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  • M Taylor posted an update 5 months ago

    As the title mentions, the book “A Contemporary Handbook For Weddings & Funerals & Other Occasions” is targeted towards ministers who officiate various church occasions. Being a recently ordained minister, I have done a funeral, Lord’s Supper, and may later this help officiate a wedding. Having read enough of this book, here’s what I like about the title:

    – Covers many of the main church occasions – weddings, funerals, Lord’s Supper, baptism, Mother’s Day, Christmas, child dedication, etc.

    – Contains articles by many pastors and scholars (good variety of insights and viewpoints).

    – Easy to read and understand.

    – Addresses many relevant topics on the various church occasions.

    – Smooth flow from chapter to chapter.

    – Lists suggested additional resources to read for a particular church occasion.

    – While over 400 pages, the book is a good size (not large) and not heavy to carry around.

    – Comprehensive scriptural index.

    About the only criticism I really have is I would have liked to have seen more input (instead of a brief summary) of some church occasions like baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Still, a good read and very handy for anyone needing prep or insights for officiating a church occasion. Highly recommended.

    I was given a review copy by Kregel in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.