New Review

On the theory that not everyone reads The Living Church, it seemed that it might be useful to reprint here a review from the current issue – written by the Editor himself!

The Rev. Christopher L. Webber has skillfully compiled prayers and spiritual readings in previous books and this one is no exception. An American Prayer Book includes prayers for America as a society, prayers used in this country during its history, and prayers for use on special occasions, such as federal holidays.
The prayers come from a wide variety of sources, including the Book of Common Prayer and from Webber himself. Readers will find prayers from Judaism and Islam as well as Christianity. There are litanies and thanksgivings, familiar prayers and unusual ones.
Among the contents are prayers used at inauguration of presidents, a prayer for use on Election Day, prayer for children of the street, and a prayer in remembrance of 9/11. There are several prayers for the nation.
These prayers could be used in corporate worship, in individual devotions, and even in civic settings. The book would make a nice gift for one who loves this country and its history.
— David Kalvelage, The Living Church

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