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The second Sunday of Advent is this weekend (PA)

The week ahead: December 7 – 13

Scripture readings in the ordinary and extraordinary form

Benedict XVI told pilgrims this week that some books in the Bible could be read in an hour (CNS photo)

I’m not sure I can sit on the beach, surrounded by grandchildren, and read the Book of Job

David and his wife Samantha at a cafe in Tuscany (Lorenzo Galassi/PA Wire)

Three books in particular spring to mind

PA photo

The Pope’s advice is to dip into the Book of Tobit, the Book of Esther or the Song of Songs. What would Herald readers suggest?

During his general audience Benedict XVI recommends reading a book from the Bible in the summer

Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo on Sunday (CNS photo/ Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Pope Benedict XVI advises pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo to pack scripture in holiday suitcase

A woman studies the Bible at St Mary of Celle parish in Berwyn, Illinois (Photo: CNS)

The Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini urges Catholics to become more familiar with the Bible

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms