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Book of Common Prayer, Standard Edition, Black French Morocco Leather, CP223 BCP603 Black French Morocco Leather (Leather /... Book of Common Prayer, Standard Edition, Black French Morocco Leather, CP223 BCP603 Black French Morocco Leather (Leather / fine binding, Standard Black)
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An attractive leather bound prayer book containing the full text of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This book contains a presentation page and ribbon marker to keep the place. Cambridge's new 2004 setting of the BCP is used. The page numbers match Cambridge's earlier editions of the Book of Common Prayer.

Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos (Hardcover, New Words edition): Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos (Hardcover, New Words edition)
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A classic collection of hymns and choruses. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos was developed by Ira D. Sankey as a resource for his concerts and revival meetings in the late 19th century. This collection is still popular today, with a wide selection of hymns and songs on many different themes.

The Meal Jesus Gave Us - Understanding Holy Communion (Paperback): Tom Wright The Meal Jesus Gave Us - Understanding Holy Communion (Paperback)
Tom Wright
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A short, simple and thoroughly biblical explanation of the meaning and purpose of Holy Communion, designed to appeal to all ages. Explains its biblical origins, the different ways in which Christians have understood it over the centuries, and its crucial place in the Christian life today. With questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter. Ideal for complete beginners, and anyone wanting a quick and easy refresher course.

Meeting God in Scripture - A Hands-on Guide to Lectio Divina. 40 guided meditations (Paperback, New edition): Meeting God in Scripture - A Hands-on Guide to Lectio Divina. 40 guided meditations (Paperback, New edition)
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Lectio divina is a practice of Scripture reading that treats the Bible not only as a text to be examined, but also as the living Word of God spoken anew to us. Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps: read; meditate; pray; contemplate. Experienced Bible teacher Jan Johnson presents forty Scripture meditations organised topically, giving us the tools we need to practice Lectio Divina on our own. Each meditation can be used both individually and in group settings, and includes: An introduction to the meditation encouraging a time of quiet preparatory exercise; the complete passage from Scripture with explanations, context, and background to the text, help to enter and absorb the text; space to contemplate the passage, respond to God in prayer and rest in his presence; and an exercise to implement the ideas of the passage in our daily lives. Meeting God in Scripture moves us beyond merely understanding what the text meant in its original context to a direct spiritual encounter with Christ.

Songs of God's People (Paperback, Words edition): Songs of God's People (Paperback, Words edition)
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Compiled originally as a supplement to the Church Hymnary Third Edition, this work caters for a variety of tastes and styles. Alongside favourite classic hymns and modern choruses, it contains African spirituals and Taize and Iona chants.

Common Prayer - The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England (Paperback, New): Ramie Targoff Common Prayer - The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England (Paperback, New)
Ramie Targoff
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"Common Prayer" explores the relationship between prayer and poetry in the century following the Protestant Reformation. Ramie Targoff challenges the conventional and largely misleading distinctions between the ritualized world of Catholicism and the more individualistic focus of Protestantism. Early modern England, she demonstrates, was characterized less by the triumph of religious interiority than by efforts to shape public forms of devotion. This provocatively revisionist argument will have major implications for early modern studies.
Through readings of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet, " Richard Hooker's "Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie," Philip Sidney's "Apology for Poetry" and his translations of the Psalms, John Donne's sermons and poems, and George Herbert's "The Temple, " Targoff uncovers the period's pervasive and often surprising interest in cultivating public and formalized models of worship. At the heart of this study lies an original and daring approach to understanding the origins of devotional poetry; Targoff shows how the projects of composing eloquent verse and improving liturgical worship come to be deeply intertwined. New literary practices, then, became a powerful means of forging common prayer, or controlling private and otherwise unmanageable expressions of faith.

The Work of Your Hands - Prayers for Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments of Grace (Paperback): Diana Macalintal The Work of Your Hands - Prayers for Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments of Grace (Paperback)
Diana Macalintal
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A prayer book for one and for all, for personal prayer and family blessing, The Work of Your Hands gives voice to the prayers of the heart. Diana Macalintal lifts up the extraordinary and the ordinary moments of life in humble yet beautifully wrought prayers that evoke our longings, confess our fears, and sing of our joys. Offering praise and asking for blessing, she helps us recognize the presence and grace of God in the work and play, the up and down of daily life.

Seeking God's Face - Praying with the Bible Through the Year (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition):... Seeking God's Face - Praying with the Bible Through the Year (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Philip F Reinders; Foreword by Eugene Peterson
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From the very beginning of the church, Christians have found it helpful to pause for prayer during various times of the day. Whether for morning or evening devotions or other fixed-time prayers, such spiritual respites were deemed essential to worshiping God. Over the years, Christians developed a structure for such moments of worship, keyed to the time of day and season of the year. Part of its genius was the seamless integration of Scripture and prayer. This ancient practice, called the "Daily Office," has experienced a resurgence of use in our time.

"Seeking God's Face" is a user-friendly approach to this form of prayer and devotion. Each office includes a psalm of praise, a passage of Scripture, and a brief set of prayers. An introduction to prayer-book use from Eugene Peterson is included to acclimate readers to this form.

This edition features 11.5 point type that makes for comfortable reading without straining.

The Illustrated Book of Hymns and Psalms - Contemplations for Every Day (Hardcover, New edition): Gillian Whitaker The Illustrated Book of Hymns and Psalms - Contemplations for Every Day (Hardcover, New edition)
Gillian Whitaker 1
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This is the ideal book for anyone wishing to reacquaint themselves with their faith, appreciate the cultural and historical tradition of worship, and partake in the familiar shared expressions of religion. Split into thematic sections, the book provides hymns and psalms on the subjects of celebration, guidance, courage and salvation. Including some of the most cherished hymns and psalms, this beautiful illustrated collection is an inspiration and a comfort. Companion to the Illustrated Book of Prayers.

Prayers from Chautauqua (Paperback): Joan Brown Campbell Prayers from Chautauqua (Paperback)
Joan Brown Campbell; Foreword by Joan D. Chittister
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Joan Brown Campbell offers a moving collection of prayers for any occasion. Many of the prayers included were delivered at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Southwest New York. Campbell, revered for her dedication and extraordinary leadership to the national ecumenical interfaith community, delivers powerful moments for spiritual connection. For personal reflection or public participation, each prayer offers a new connection to God and a deepened awareness of the world we live in.

One Church, One Faith, One Lord: Full Music - Hymns Old and New (Hardcover): Kevin Mayhew One Church, One Faith, One Lord: Full Music - Hymns Old and New (Hardcover)
Kevin Mayhew
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English Monastic Litanies of the Saints after 1100 - Volume II: Pontefract - York (Hardcover): Nigel J. Morgan English Monastic Litanies of the Saints after 1100 - Volume II: Pontefract - York (Hardcover)
Nigel J. Morgan
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The litanies of the monastic orders in England, above all those of the Benedictines, are key witnesses of devotion to the saints of the British Isles, whose relics and shrines were mostly in Benedictine abbeys and cathedral priories. However, although many of the calendars of the Benedictines have been published, litanies are more rare, and the majority of those within this volume are presented as text editions for the first time. The majority of the texts are Benedictine, but the few surviving litanies from the other monastic orders, Carthusians, Cistercians and Cluniacs, are included, and also those of the Order of Fontevrault. This volume, the second of a set of three, contains the litanies from the Cluniac Priory of Pontefract to York, St Mary's Abbey. Nigel Morgan is Honorary Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

Hymn Miniatures 2 - 28 practical settings for the church's year (Sheet music): Rebecca Groom Te Velde Hymn Miniatures 2 - 28 practical settings for the church's year (Sheet music)
Rebecca Groom Te Velde
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Following the success of Hymn Miniatures 1, Rebecca Groom te Velde presents a second collection of twenty-eight practical arrangements for organ. These short pieces, each based on a well-known hymn tune, are ideal for use as service interludes, hymn introductions, communion meditations, and short preludes, offertories, and postludes. Suitable for use throughout the year, te Velde's accessible arrangements will prove invaluable to the church musician looking for fresh repertoire to enhance services.

Canticle For Leibowitz (Paperback, New Bantam Ed): Walter Miller Canticle For Leibowitz (Paperback, New Bantam Ed)
Walter Miller
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In celebration of the publication of the sequel "Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman comes this special edition of the classic "A Canticle for Leibowitz, a novel that transcends genre to stand as one of the most significant literary works of our time.
In the Utah desert, Brother Francis of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: the relics of the martyr Isaac Leibowitz himself, including the blessed blueprint and the sacred shopping list. They may provide a bright ray of hope in a terrifying age of darkness, a time of ignorance and genetic monsters that are the unholy aftermath of the Flame Deluge. But as the spellbinding mystery at the core of this extraordinary novel unfolds, it is the search itself--for meaning, for truth, for love--that offers hope to a humanity teetering on the edge of an abyss.
A timeless and still timely masterpiece, "A Canticle for Leibowitz is a classic that ranks with "Brave New World and "1984.

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Healing Word - Gospel Medicine for the Soul (Paperback): Barbara Brown Taylor The Healing Word - Gospel Medicine for the Soul (Paperback)
Barbara Brown Taylor
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'Gospel medicine' is Barbara Brown Taylor's metaphor for the power of God's word to heal and mend a broken world. In this searingly beautiful collection, she practises the old-fashioned art of gospel home remedies, drawing strength and insight from biblical stories that can help us confront our weaknesses, revive our spirits and restore us to lasting wholeness. Powerful meditations on scripture based on beautifully crafted sermons by one of the world's greatest preachers Barbara Brown Taylor was recently voted one of the world's top ten contemporary spiritual sages Author of New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World (Harper 2009)

SCM Studyguide (Paperback): Stephen Burns SCM Studyguide (Paperback)
Stephen Burns
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The SCM Studyguide: Liturgy, 2nd Edition is an introduction to liturgy that considers the basic 'buliding blocks' needed to grasp the subject area. It outlines the essential shape and content of Christian worship and explores a range of liturgical dynamics of which both students of liturgy and leaders of liturgy need to be aware. This 2nd edition of the popular Studyguide is fully revised, updated and expanded. The book takes account of new developments in scholarship, engages with new contexts for liturgical celebration (notably, fresh expressions as part of a mixed economy of church), encompasses recent revisions in liturgy and seeks to broaden the engagement beyond the British context to consider the wider global context.

Pocket Prayers for Healing (Paperback): Trevor Lloyd Pocket Prayers for Healing (Paperback)
Trevor Lloyd
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Almost more than anything else, the experience of illness - in ourselves or in those close to us - can throw us off course. Realising our vulnerability, prayer is a natural response. This pocket collection contains familiar and loved prayers and blessings such as the Lord's Prayer and Psalm texts, plus a mix of traditional and modern prayers that cover: Being in hospital Prayers for medical staff and carers Healing prayers for others Healing prayers for ourselves Prayers for anointing Prayers of thanksgiving for recovery Prayers for wellbeing An ideal portable companion for all involved in ministry to the sick and as bedside companion for personal use.

People's Prayer Book (Paperback): Francis Evans People's Prayer Book (Paperback)
Francis Evans
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New English Hymnal (Hardcover, Words edition): English Hymnal Co. New English Hymnal (Hardcover, Words edition)
English Hymnal Co.
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Includes general hymns; hymns for feasts, seasons and saints' days; office hymns for the liturgical year; an enlarged eucharistic section; responsorial psalms, and a new English folk mass setting.

Morning and Evening Prayerbook (Hardcover): Jeanie Gushee, David Gushee Morning and Evening Prayerbook (Hardcover)
Jeanie Gushee, David Gushee
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A collection of morning and evening prayers, a different one for every day and night of the year, drawn from the treasury of Christian prayer throughout the ages. Now with beautiful textured cover and silk ribbon. A Morning and Evening Prayerbook provides a framework for prayerful devotions with two prayers for each day of the year. The morning prayers are ideal for encouraging your heart for the approaching day's activities and challenges while the evening prayers will help you close each day with reverence, gratitude, and reflection. Selected to mirror the seasons and the liturgical calendar, the prayers are intended not to replace your personal, spontaneous prayers but to serve as a springboard for them. Editors Jeanie and David Gushee have collected inspiring contributions from Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox sources; from all continents; from the Old Testament; and from each century of Christian history. A Morning and Evening Prayerbook will enrich your commitment to God and personal connection to the Christian tradition and the entire church.

The Leofric Missal - I. Introduction, Collation Tables and Index (Paperback): Nicholas Orchard The Leofric Missal - I. Introduction, Collation Tables and Index (Paperback)
Nicholas Orchard
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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 579, the so-called 'Leofric Missal', is for the most part not really a missal, but a late-ninth or early-tenth-century combined sacramentary, pontifical and ritual with cues for the sung parts of various masses by the original, possibly French or Lotharingian, scribe. Subsequently, over the course of a hundred and thirty or so years, the sacramentary-pontifical-ritual was considerably augmented, first most probably for the successors of Plegmund, archbishop of Canterbury (890-923), the man for whom it was probably originally compiled, then later at Exeter for Bishop Leofric (1050-72).

The Ordinal of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity, Fecamp (Fecamp, Musee de la Benedictine, MS 186), II  [containing parts II, III... The Ordinal of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity, Fecamp (Fecamp, Musee de la Benedictine, MS 186), II [containing parts II, III and IV] (Hardcover)
David Chadd
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The abbey of Fecamp, reformed in the early years of the eleventh century by William of Volpiano, abbot of St-Benigne at Dijon, was a key institution in the development of Norman monasticism in the middle ages. As one of the most energetic monastic reformers of his time, William was noted for the attention he paid to the liturgy of the many abbeys he superintended, and his liturgical cursus was influential in English and continental monastic houses. The Fecamp Ordinal, edited here from a manuscript of the early thirteenth century, but transmitting the liturgy observed in the abbey some two centuries earlier, is the first complete source of William's liturgical work to be printed. It is expanded by readings from complementary Fecamp service books, creating a text which gives a particularly detailed view of medieval monastic liturgy. The first volume contains the Temporale; this volume contains the remainder of the Ordinal (Sanctorale, Commune Sanctorum and Miscellanea), together with comprehensive indexes. DAVID CHADD teaches in the School of Music at the University of East Anglia.

Angel Devotion Prayerbook (Paperback): Luis Valverde Angel Devotion Prayerbook (Paperback)
Luis Valverde
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Here is a collection from a variety of sources of prayers, litanies, chaplets, novenas, and other devotions to each of these angels, compiled by Luis Valverde and accompanied by magnificent classical images of each of the four angels. Special devotion is given to the four angels who are spoken of in Scripture:

- Saint Michael the Archangel, who is the leader of the angelic hosts against the forces of evil.

- Saint Gabriel the Archangel, who brought the news of the Annunciation to Mary of Nazareth.

- Saint Raphael the Archangel, who accompanied young Tobias on his trip in the Book of Tobit.

- Our Guardian Angel, who protects each of us during our entire lifetime from birth to death.

Common Worship (Paperback): Common Worship (Paperback)
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This title presents the Common Worship Marriage Service, the structure for a marriage within a Celebration of Holy Communion and a selection of supplementary texts, including Bible readings, alternative vows and additional prayers. Suitable as an order of service or for use in wedding planning.

Praying the Dark Hours - A Night Prayer Companion (Paperback): Jim Cotter Praying the Dark Hours - A Night Prayer Companion (Paperback)
Jim Cotter
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Jim Cotter has a rare gift with words that enables him to write prayers that engage the heart and imagination as well as the mind. Here the ancient and beautiful language of night prayer is infused with fresh and striking imagery about God. Simple prayers, Psalm paraphrases and short readings for reflection open us to the mystery of God - a mystery to which we are more open at night, or when we are facing our own dark places. At night we face many things that are kept at bay by the day's distractions. Praying the Dark Hours is a combination of two bestselling titles: Prayer at Night and Waymarks. This new edition offers structured prayer for each night of the week, based on the traditional pattern of Compline, woven together with scriptures and a short reflective reading for each day of the year and further selections for the Christian seasons.

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