Common Prayer helps today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. The book also includes a unique songbook composed of music and classic lyrics to over fifty songs from various traditions, including African spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants. Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer. Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take on liturgy.
Book dimensions are 6.3 x 1.7 x 9.2 inch and shipping weight of 1.6 pounds
Enuma Okoro is an award-winning writer, speaker and retreat leader. She graduated from Duke University Divinity School and served as director of the Center for Theological Writing there. She is the author of Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community and coauthor, with Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. Okoro's work has been featured on Good Morning American, The Christian Century, The Washington Post, and more.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a writer, speaker, and the co-founder, with his wife Leah, of Rutba House, a new monastic community in Durham, N.C. He is an associate minister at St. John’s Baptist Church and directs the School for Conversion, a nonprofit community organization. He is the author of a number of books, including Strangers at My Door, New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today’s Church and God’s Economy. Wilson-Hartgrove is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School.
Shane Claiborne is a Red Letter Christian and a founding partner of The Simple Way community, a radical faith community that lives among and serves the homeless in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. He is the co-author, with Chris Haw, of Jesus for President. His newest book is Executing Grace: Why It is Time to Put the Death Penalty to Death.