Book of Prayer A

Author: Stormie Omartian
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736933018
Format: PDF, Kindle
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365 prayers for victorious living.

The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer

Author: Charles Hefling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199723898
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer is the first comprehensive guide to the history and usage of the original Book of Common Prayer and its variations. Expert contributors from around the world and from every major denomination offer an unparalleled view of The Book of Common Prayer and its influence. The Oxford Guide to Common Prayer is more than simply a history: it describes how Anglican churches at all points of the compass have developed their own Prayer Books and adapted the time-honored Anglican liturgies to their diverse local cultures. The Guide examines how the same texts - Daily Prayers, the Eucharist, Marriage and Funerals, and many others - in dozens of editions now in use throughout the world, both resemble and differ from one another. A brief look at "electronic Prayer Books" also offers a unique and exciting modern perspective. The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer offers a fascinating journey through the history and development of a classic of world literature from its origins in the 16th century to the modern day. Oxford is pleased to offer The Book of Common Prayer in a variety of formats and prices to match readers' needs and budgets - perfect for study or gift-giving. Visit our website to order your copy today. * A comprehensive survey of the rich history of the original Book of Common Prayer and all of its varied descendents. * Explains, characterizes, and illustrates the dozens of Prayer Book versions in current use throughout the world. * Lays out a path that will enable any reader, Anglican or not, to learn why the BCP is a classic of liturgy and literature.

A Beginner s Book of Prayer

Author: William G. Storey
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829427929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This beginner's guide to prayer will guide Catholics who need help learning to pray.

The Book of Prayer

Author: Renuka Narayanan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351180220
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Prophets, saints and ordinary seekers, some known, many anonymous, show us the way to a celebration of the Divine and a sacred connection with all life. Contained in these pages is the wisdom of the great religious texts, among them the Upanishads, the Bible, the Qpran, the Dhammapada and the Adi Granth. There are verses by mystics and saint-poets like Kabir, Bulle Shah, Lal Ded, Meera Bai, Jnanenshwar, Aandal, Maliadeviakka and St Francis of Assisi, and poems by famous literary figures like John Donne, Christina Rossetti and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Also included are songs of hope composed by people coping with the compulsions of everyday life - farmers, sailors, doctors and students. Compiled and edited by Renuka Narayanan, India's popular columnist on religion, this collection of the prayers of so many human beings across time and space offers moving proof that we all crave the same protection and deliverance.

The Book of Common Prayer

Author: Alan Jacobs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691154817
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"A beautifully lucid introduction to the origins and use of one of the most significant religious texts in the English-speaking world. Alan Jacobs helps us to understand not only the book but also the Christian sensibility of the whole Anglican tradition and the culture it nourished."--Dr. Rowan Williams, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge "The "Book of Common Prayer," often thought of as a source of Anglican stability, has led an interesting life of many changes. Jacobs tracks them all like a shrewd detective."--Garry Wills, author of "What the Gospels Meant" "From pious aspiration to ruthless politics, and from bonfires of hated communion rails to the Star Wars prayer, the history of the "Book of Common Prayer," in Alan Jacobs' hands, is both an education and a bright panorama. I can hardly remember another read so swift yet at the same time so helpful."--Sarah Ruden, author of "Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time" "Few texts have had as much influence on the language, culture, and religious life of English-speaking nations as the "Book of Common Prayer." Alan Jacobs masterfully distills its history with a poetic touch that is at once scholarly, reverential, and highly engaging. There is no better introduction or guide to the "Book of Common Prayer" than this one."--Carlos Eire, author of "A Very Brief History of Eternity" "Alan Jacobs traces the life of the "Book of Common Prayer" as it has grown and changed over its four-hundred-year history, responding to social and historical conditions and to its own inner convictions and complexities. Many books have been written about the "Book of Common Prayer," but this one is uniquely compact, illuminating, and moving."--Edward Mendelson, Columbia University "This book is a pleasure to read. Alan Jacobs's writing is informed, lucid, accessible, and witty. I know of no other work that is comparable."--R.W.L. Moberly, Durham University

A Book of Uncommon Prayer

Author: Brian Doyle
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1933495634
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Acclaimed, award-winning essayist and novelist Brian Doyle--whose writing, in the words of Mary Oliver, is "a gift to us all"--presents one hundred new prayers that evoke his deep Catholic belief in the mystery and miracle of the ordinary (and the whimsical) in human life. In Doyle's newest work, A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary, which was named "A Best Spiritual Book of the Year" by Spirituality & Practice, his readers will find a series of prayers unlike any of the beautiful, formal, orthodox prayers of the Catholic tradition or the warm, extemporized prayers heard from pulpits and dinner tables. Doyle's often-dazzling, always-poignant prayers include eye-opening hymns to shoes and faith and family. In Doyle's words, "the world is crammed with miracles, so crammed and tumultuous that if we stop, see, savor, we are agog," and the pages of his newest book give voice and body to this credo. By focusing on experiences that may seem the most unprayerful (one prayer is titled "Prayer on Seeing Yet Another Egregious Parade of Muddy Paw Prints on the Floor"), he gives permission to discover the joys and treasures in what he often calls the muddle of everyday life.

The Oneworld Book of Prayer

Author: Juliet Mabey
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851686186
Format: PDF
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Gathering together prayers from around the globe and down the centuries, including works from authors such as Rumi, Saint Theresa of Avila, Beethoven, and Michelangelo, this unique collection offers a treasury of inspiration for anyone seeking spiritual sustenance.

The Book of Not So Common Prayer

Author: Linda McCullough Moore
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426787391
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practical and spiritual insight provided with a counselor’s genius for offering something actionable—this handbook offers nothing less than a changed life, and a radical call. Linda McCullough Moore builds compelling for a life founded on prayer, delivering a well-supported methodical progression of concrete steps to prayer. Beautifully written, evocative, and intelligent, this primer includes stories of transformation that encourage a new way of praying and of living a vibrant faith. Introducing a “Rule of Life” and bringing spiritual and prayer disciplines to real-time life, the author brings readers to a submergence into a radical prayer life, one small step at a time. Includes a prayer guide, useful tools, and “real” prayers—the kind of prayers we pray in private, not on the stage.