November #BookOfTheMonth: Stir Up, O Lord

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As a new liturgical year approaches, our #BookOfTheMonth is the perfect companion to the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer, guiding you through the year Sunday by Sunday.

Anyone who finds solace in the words of the Book of Common Prayer will welcome this companion to its Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, to be used at the Ministration of the Holy Communion, throughout the Year.

Written for both the lay and ordained, this thought provoking commentary gives the words of Cranmer and his colleagues renewed meaning in our own time by providing historical context for their composition and reflection on their broader message. This book provides an excellent starting point for sermons or personal contemplation on the readings and prayers that comprise the liturgical year.

The foreword is from Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham Cathedral.

Each high day and holy day receives separate treatment, enticing the reader to contemplate the historical context for the collect’s composition and the selection of the readings, and relating these to our present situation.

Accompanying each section are five Thoughts for Reflection, providing potential starting points for sermon writing, discussion, or personal reflection.

Carey’s exposition of the biblical readings and Prayer Book collects is careful, thorough, and informed by a well-populated theological and cultural hinterland ... I wholeheartedly commend it and recommend it to every thoughtful Christian.

The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham (from the foreword) 

Stir Up, O Lord is our November #BookOfTheMonth. If you know somebody who would enjoy reading this, why wait until Christmas? This book will make a wonderful Advent present for anyone interested in prayer or liturgy.

Keep an eye out on Twitter for a chance to win a free copy, and sign up to our mailing list to get an exclusive discount later in the month!

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