This is a superb book, that does exactly what the title promises! It equips you to serve. I have read this over the past few weeks, one short chapter at a time, as part of my devotional reading. Every chapter has managed to be stimulating, edifying, practical and Christ-centred. Some may think it is a bit 'bitty' but I have enjoyed every page. Richard covers a wide range of subjects, from reading the Bible in public to 'Standing in the Gap'. I hope that everyone in my church gets this book - it would make an ideal training book for small groups. I leave you with one quote "John Chrysostom, of Constantinople, said that just as a beautiful coat only look its best when worn on a body, so the Scriptures - even though wonderful when proclaimed in public - are far more stupendous when they are being lived out by the people who hear them!" (p.213). Tolle, Lege...Buy it. Read it..this book will refresh your soul.