Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer shows readers everything from where to find the Sunday collect to how to pray the Daily Office. But it’s more than a how-to. It offers history and background that help make the prayer book a more meaningful part of the worship life of individuals and congregations. With thoughtful reflection questions, this is a perfect volume for parish study groups.
In this guide for newcomers as well as lifelong Episcopalians, author Vicki Black helps readers navigate the currents of Anglican liturgy and discover its richness and beauty. As we use the Book of Common Prayer, Black says, “we discover we are not alone, and this liturgical current of worship, prayer, and praise will indeed take us where we want to go–union with the God we seek to love.”
Paperback: 160 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vicki K. Black is a writer, editor, and book designer. She is the author of Welcome to the Bible, Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer, and Welcome to the Church Year, three popular church titles all published by Morehouse. She chooses the daily excerpts for the “Speaking to the Soul” blog on the Episcopal Café website. She and her family live in Maine.
"This book would make a wonderful gift for a new Episcopalian coming from another tradition."
— The Living Church, January 21, 2007