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The Revised New Jerusalem Bible

The Revised New Jerusalem Bible

The Revised New Jerusalem Bible (New Testament and Psalms Edited By Henry Wansbrough OSB (Darton, Longman & Todd, 768 pages) The Jerusalem Bible is an English translation of the Bible published in 1966. It is the text mostly used in Roman Catholic Masses. It was beautifully presented with wonderful notes and introductions. J. R. R.… Continue Reading

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The Prayer Wheel

The Prayer Wheel

The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice – by Patton Dodd,‎ Jana Riess,‎ David Van Biema. This medieval (900 years old) prayer wheel was recently rediscovered. It takes four basic Christian texts – the Lord’s Prayer, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, scenes from the life of… Continue Reading

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Inwardly Digest

Inwardly Digest

Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life by Derek Olsen I am delighted to review this wonderful book. For two reasons. One. I think there is something really precious in cradle-to-grave common prayer – the distilled traditions of daily prayer, a disciplined reading of the scriptures, the centrality of the Eucharist,…… Continue Reading

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Beyond Literal Belief

Beyond Literal Belief

Religion as Metaphor: Beyond Literal Belief by David Tacey I hope David Tacey’s book is another doorway into the realisation of the importance of metaphor. It rightly argues that the new atheism and fundamentalism are both misunderstanding the stories literalistically. I regularly encounter a fear that if someone questions the historicity (or validity) of a… Continue Reading

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The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher I have possibly come late to The Benedict Option conversation. I am not sure that I’ve been missing as much as some might have implied. Rod Dreher calls for a “strategic withdrawal” from mainstream society, and terms this “the Benedict Option”.… Continue Reading

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Worship Leadership for the Mission of the Church

Table Manners: Liturgical Leadership for the Mission of the Church by Simon Reynolds (192 pages) This is a book I have only recently discovered. It follows an approach similar to my own. Simon Reynolds, a parish priest serving in the Anglican Church, tries to go beyond partisan eccentricities to underlying principles of liturgy – whatever… Continue Reading

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Benedictine Daily Prayer Second Edition

Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary by the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey (Author), Maxwell E. Johnson (Editor) Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota (2005; second edition 2015) 2088 pages; 6.2 x 4.4 x 1.9 inches; 5 ribbons included. I have been using Benedictine Daily Prayer (2005) for years now. Alongside Lauds (2 psalms & I then… Continue Reading

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