Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals  -     By: Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
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Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

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A tapestry of prayer, songs, and liturgy to help today's diverse Christians pray and worship together! This rich collection makes liturgy "dance"---taking the best of the old and reinvigorating it with fresh energy for contemporary renewal. The music section features over 50 songs from various traditions including African spirituals, traditional hymns, and Taize chants. 512 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310326192
ISBN-13: 9780310326199
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Publisher's Description

Common Prayer helps today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, and using an advisory team of liturgy experts, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. The book also includes a unique songbook composed of music and classic lyrics to over fifty songs from various traditions, including African spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs, and Taize chants. Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer. Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take on liturgy.

Author Bio

Shane Claiborne, activitist and author of The Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President, and coauthor of Common Prayer, is a founder of The Simple Way, a community in inner-city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world. WWW.thesimpleway.org

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an associate minister at St. Johns Baptist Church. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, Jonathan is engaged in reconciliation efforts in Durham, North Carolina, directs the School for Conversion (newmonasticism.org), and is a sought-after speaker and author of several books. The Rutba House, where Jonathan lives with his wife, Leah, their son, JaiMichael, daughter, Nora Ann, and other friends, is a new monastic community that prays, eats, and lives together, welcoming neighbors and homeless. Find out more at jonathanwilsonhartgrove.com. Enuma Okoro was born in the United States and raised in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and England. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School where she served as Director for the Center for Theological Writing. Currently, she is a writer, speaker, and workshop/retreat leader. The author of Reluctant Pilgrim, Enuma lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. http://reluctantpilgrim.wordpress.com.

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Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President, is a founder of The Simple Way, a community in inner-city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is an associate minister at St. Johns Baptist Church. A graduate of Duke Divinity, Jonathan is engaged in reconciliation efforts in Durham, North Carolina, directs the School for Conversion, and is a sought after speaker and author of several books. The Rutba Hoouse, where Jonathan lives with his wife, Leah, their son, JaiMichael, daughter Nora Ann, and other friends, is a monastic community that prays, eats, and lives together, welcoming neighbors and the homeless.

Publisher's Description

With an ear to the particulars of various liturgical traditions, the authors have created a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of each tradition. The book also includes a songbook composed of music and classic lyrics to over fifty songs from various traditons, including African spirituals, traditional hymns, Mennonite gathering songs and Taize chants.

Tools for prayer are scattered throughout to aid those who are unfamiliar with liturgy and to deepen the prayer life of those who are familiar with liturgical prayer.

Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who desire a deeper prayer life and those familiar with Shane Claiborne and New Monasticism will enjoy the tools offered in this book as a fresh take in liturgy.

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    An excellent work to use for directing prayers and devotional thoughts as an individual, couple or a group. I was so impressed we have bought 5 copies and will use it for our morning devotions in our company through the weekdays. My wife and I also intend to use it to guide our devotions together for 2011. Varied, interesting, concise and direct - it will help people focus on God and praying through the church year together with Christians around the world. A most worthwhile purchase!
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