Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today  -     By: Scot McKnight
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Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today

Paraclete Press / 2006 / Paperback

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Praying with the Church invites you to get closer to the heart of Jesus' message by discovering the ancient rhythms of daily prayer at the heart of the early church. "This is the old path of praying as Jesus prayed," McKnight explains, "and in that path, we learn to pray along with the entire Church and not just by ourselves as individuals." Using practical, witty, and memorable examples from everyday life, McKnight explores how Jesus prayed, how the Psalms teach us to pray, and how Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Anglicans, and Benedictines pray. If you desire to return to the ancient devotional traditions of the Christian faith, Praying with the Church captures their essence and serves as a inspiring guide.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1557254818
ISBN-13: 9781557254818
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Scot McKnight, best-selling author of The Jesus Creed, invites readers to get closer to the heart of Jesus' message by discovering the ancient rhythms of daily prayer at the heart of the early church. "This is the old path of praying as Jesus prayed," McKnight explains, "and in that path, we learn to pray along with the entire Church and not just by ourselves as individuals." Praying with the Church is written for all Christians who desire to know more about the ancient devotional traditions of the Christian faith, and to become involved in their renaissance today.

With his trademark style of getting right to the heart of theological concepts through practical, witty, and memorable examples from everyday life, Scot invites readers to explore: How Jesus prayed, How the Psalms teach us to pray, How Orthodox Christians pray, How Roman Catholics pray, How Anglicans pray, How The Divine Hours of Phyllis Tickle teaches us to pray, And, how praying with the church is an essential part of spiritual formation.


For more information on Phyllis Tickle's Divine Hours click here

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If the old practice of praying the hours is something you have considered but wanted more instruction in, this volume would be a helpful place to begin. Beginning with a treatise on Jesus, practice of prayer and then moving into a historical discussion on how the Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican traditions practiced prayer, McKnight offers ways praying the hours (or the offices) connects with each.

RELEVANT Magazine July 20, 2006

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