'Reading and enjoying Bill East's homilies for the Year of Mark made me think how simple a good homily is. All it takes is a good soaking in the Word of God, a quiet heart to pray through it, a mind attuned to the spirit to ruminate on it, a lifetime of experience to reflect on it, a pastor's skills to apply it and a smattering of culture to illustrate it. Quite simple really! Added to all that Bill has had the generosity and courage to see share the fruits of his labours with us. I am sure that many will read and use this book with gratitude and joy.' - Terence Patrick Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough
Fr Bill East brings a wealth of experience to this book of sermons for every Sunday of cycle B in the lectionary. Ministering in the diocese of Middlesbrough since 1996, he had previously served in the Church of England parishes in London and Sunderland, and before that had lectured in English at University College, Cork. He contributes to Scripture in Church and is one of the team of translators working for ICEL on the Roman Missal.
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