3 APRIL 1920, Page 25

The Art of Reading in Public. By G. J. Cowley-Brown.

(Edinburgh : R. Grant and Son. ls.)—We trust that Canon Cowley-Brown's wise and witty lecture to theological students will be widely circulated and carefully studied. Never was the art of reading at such a low ebb in our churches. It is the exception to hear the service read clearly. A poor preacher may be excused, but a slovenly reader is inexcusable because his faults can be remedied. Canon Cowley-Brown reminds his careless brethren that they must "diligently read" the Scriptures to the people. Diligence implies care and thought.