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A working bibliography of good resources for preachers
-- compiled by Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P.:


Dei Verbum: Vatican II Document on Divine Revelation.

Fulfilled in Your Hearing: The Homily in the Sunday Assembly. Washington DC: USCC, 1982.

The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church, Pontifical Biblical Commission, Origins 23/29 (January 6, 1994) 498-524.


Bergant, Dianne. Preaching the New Lectionary. 3 vols. Liturgical Press, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Collins, Raymond F. Preaching the Epistles. New York/Mahwah: Paulist, 1996.

Hamm, Dennis. Let the Scriptures Speak. Reflections on the Sunday Readings. 3 vols. Liturgical Press, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Matera, Frank. Strategies for Preaching Paul. Liturgical Press, 2001.

Moloney, Francis J. The Gospel of the Lord. Reflections on the Gospel Readings. 3 vols.; Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1994, 1995, 1996.

Nowell, Irene. Sing a New Song. The Psalms in the Sunday Lectionary. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1993.

Pilch, John J. the Cultural World of Jesus : Sunday by Sunday Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1995, 1996, 1997. One volume for each year of the liturgical cycle.

__________. The Cultural World of the Apostles. The Second Reading, Sunday by Sunday. Year A. Liturgical Press, 2001. (The other two volumes are forthcoming)

Reid, Barbara. Parables for Preachers - one volume for each liturgical cycle; The Liturgical Press: 1999, 2000, 2001.

VanHarn, Roger, ed. The Lectionary Commentary. 3 vols. Eerdmans, 2001.


SACRA PAGINA series - on individual books of the NT - Liturgical Press

Brown, Raymond E. A Coming Christ in Advent. Liturgical Press, 1988.

__________. An Adult Christ at Christmas. Liturgical Press, 1978.

__________. Christ in the Gospels of the Ordinary Sundays. Liturgical Press, 1998.

__________. A Crucified Christ in Holy Week. Liturgical Press, 1986.

__________. A Risen Christ in Eastertime. Liturgical Press, 1991.

__________. A Once and Coming Spirit at Pentecost. Liturgical Press, 1994.

Carter, Warren. Matthew and the Margins. Orbis, 2000.

Donahue, J. R. The Gospel as Parable. Fortress, 1988.

Farmer, William R., ed. The International Biblical Commentary. Liturgical Press, 1998.

Felder, Cain Hope. Stony the Road We Trod. African American Biblical Interpretation. Fortress, 1991.

Getty-Sullivan, Women in the New Testament. Liturgical Press, 2000.

Herzog, William, Parables as Subversive Speech. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1994.

Howard-Brook, W. Becoming Children of God.John’s Gospel & Radical Discipleship.Orbis,1994.

Long, Thomas. Matthew. Westminster/John Knox, 1997.

Newsom, Carol, Sharon Ringe. The Women’s Bible Commentary. Westminster/John Knox, 1992.

Nowell, Irene. Women in the Old Testament. Liturgical Press, 1997.

Reid, Barbara. Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke. Liturgical Press, 1996.

Reimer, Ivoni Richter. Women in the Acts of the Apostles. Fortress, 1995.

Ringe, Sharon. Luke. Westminster/John Knox, 1995.

Schneiders, Sandra. Written that You May Believe. Herder & Herder, 1999.

Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth. Searching the Scriptures. 2 Vols.. New York: Crossroad, 1994.

Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth. Wisdom Ways. Orbis, 2001.

Senior, Donald. Matthew. Abingdon, 1998.

Stuhlmueller, C., ed. Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Liturgical Press, 1996.

Sugirtharajah, R.Voices from the Margin. Interpreting the Bible in the Third World. Orbis, 1995.

Thurston, Bonnie Bowman. Preaching Mark. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002.


Brueggemann, Walter. Finally Comes the Poet. Fortress, 1989.

__________. The Prophetic Imagination. 2d ed. Fortress, 2001.

Burghardt, Walter J. Preaching the Just Word. Yale University Press, 1996.

__________. To be Just is to Love. Homilies for a Church Renewing. Paulist, 2001.

__________. Hear the Just Word and Live It. Paulist, 2000.

Foley, Edward. Preaching Basics. A Model and a Method. Chicago: LT P, 1998.

Heille, Gregory, ed. Theology of Preaching. Essays on Vision and Mission in the Pulpit. London: Melisende, 2001.

Hilkert, Mary Catherine. Naming Grace. Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination. Continuum, 1997.

Janowiak, Paul. The Holy Preaching. Liturgical Press, 2000.

Kee, Howard Clark and Irvin J. Borowsky, eds. Removing Anti-Judaism from the Pulpit. Continuum, 1996.

Parachini, Patricia. Lay Preaching. State of the Question. Liturgical Press, 1999.

____________. Guide for Lay Preachers. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2000.

Siegfried, R. and E. Ruane, eds. In the Company of Preachers. Liturgical Press, 1993.

Taylor, Barbara Brown. The Preaching Life. Cowley, 1993.

Untener, Ken. Preaching Better. Paulist, 1999.

Wallace, James. Imaginal Preaching. An Archetypal Perspective. Paulist, 1995.

Waznak, Robert P. An Introduction to the Homily. Liturgical Press, 1998.

“Preaching Today,” - February 2001 issue of New Theology Review.

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