Sacramental Life: Spiritual Formation Through the Book of Common Prayer  -     By: David A. deSilva
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Sacramental Life: Spiritual Formation Through the Book of Common Prayer

Inter-Varsity Press / 2008 / Paperback

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Discover a brand-new way to use The Book of Common Prayer. You'll experience renewed growth and intimacy with God as you journey through the sacramental rites of baptism, Eucharist, marriage, and burial. Features deSilva's perspective on ancient wisdom; unique insights; and devotional exercises that will elicit a transforming understanding of God's grace. 260 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 260
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830835180
ISBN-13: 9780830835188
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Publisher's Description

What happens when old meets new? As David deSilva has experienced the ancient wisdom of the Book of Common Prayer, he's been formed spiritually in deep and lasting ways. In these pages, he offers you a brand new way to use the Book of Common Prayer, that you too might experience new growth, new intimacy with God and a new lens through which to view the world. Focusing on the four sacramental rites of baptism, Eucharist, marriage and burial, deSilva explores each one in depth through the prayers, liturgies and Scripture readings of the Book of Common Prayer, and then adds his own devotional exercises that help you immediately apply what you've reflected on. As you read and contemplate the material, you may notice old habits, wrong beliefs and negative patterns being replaced with new desires and perspectives that help you draw ever closer to God. In this innovative and engaging resource David deSilva invites you in to a new way of being spiritually formed through an old book that has shaped thousands of disciples through the years. "I hope that, as you read and pray through this guide," he writes, "you will discover afresh the ways in which the rites contained in the Book of Common Prayer facilitate a genuine encounter with God, and a transforming experience of grace."

Author Bio

David A. deSilva (Ph.D., Emory University) is Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He is the author of over fifteen books including (Septuagint Commentary Series); and He is also an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.

Publisher's Weekly

In an age when Protestants are recovering such disciplines as fixed-hour prayer and the liturgical calendar, it's refreshing to have a book that invites readers to rediscover relatively ordinary rituals like baptism, the Eucharist, marriage, confession and last rites. Although some of these are no longer official sacraments for Protestants, they are a crucial part of the Book of Common Prayer that is the foundation for this text. While DeSilva is no longer Episcopalian himself, he has been spiritually formed by the BCP and wants readers to join in its richly textured “sacramental life.” He makes valuable contributions throughout, but some chapters are less original than others, with the section on how the BCP handles death and grief the best of all. These would be an amazing resource for high church support groups on dying and bereavement. There are a few small errors (e.g., it was Mary I, not Mary Queen of Scots, who restored Catholicism to England in the 16th century), but these minor mishaps are offset by the book's strengths, especially the practical exercises that close each chapter. (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Editorial Reviews

"Finally, there is a book that allows a breath of fresh air into the past and present. Trustworthy in intellect and inventive in practice."
"In an age when Protestants are recovering . . . disciplines [like] fixed-hour prayer . . . it's refreshing to have a book that invites readers to discover relatively ordinary rituals."
"[ Sacramental Life is] written with pastoral sensitivity, and with the aim to enrich our prayer and devotional life. I heartily commend this book. It will bless your soul and energize your spiritual practices through the aid of one of the richest of all sources--the Book of Common Prayer."
"David deSilva's Sacramental Life takes readers on a spiritual journey through the sacraments of life and new life in Christ. Grounded in careful theology and Scripture, the book is richly devotional and full of wise spiritual counsel and direction. In addition to being of great benefit to more mature Christians (especially Episcopalians and Anglicans), the book could be well used with new or inquiring church members who wish to understand and grow in their faith and devotion."
"David deSilva has given us a wonderful guide to spiritual development and sustenance in this book. I love the way he ties in our individual spiritual reflection with the cadences of the Book of Common Prayer and the church's liturgical life. Here is a book that moves from the gathered congregation to the individual believer and back again in a way that is not only helpful, engaging, but also faithful."
" Sacramental Life takes the Anglican Book of Common Prayer as its focal point. From this vantage point it invites us on a journey into the various and varied aspects of human experience, giving guidance and counsel for our formation into Christlikeness along the way. For all, and especially those with a liturgical interest, it offers expert guidance and wise counsel."

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    Focused discussion of living based on sacraments
    January 4, 2013
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    For a lay person, this discussion of the sacraments and how to apply them to my life has been very useful.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 16, 2010
    Lori
    If you have ever wished your experience of communion was deeper and more meaningful, this book is for you. DeSilva actually explores four of the sacramentsbaptism, communion, marriage and burial. There are quite a few chapters devoted to each of these sacraments, and each chapter has practical exercises designed to help you grow closer to God through the lens of these sacraments. Reading this book has enhanced my understanding and experience of the sacraments. The chapters are short, and I try to concentrate on one each week. Although the book references the Book of Common Prayer, Christians from less liturgical traditions should not be put off. My background is with independent evangelical churches, with a few Baptist churches thrown in, and I have found my spiritual life to be enriched by my exposure to some of the beautiful prayers that are part of this tradition. While prayers from the Book of Common Prayer can never be a substitute for our own heartfelt prayers to God, they can help us get out of the rut of just asking God to fill our wants, rather than focusing on Him and His work. They can also teach us how better to pray. In any event, this is a wonderful book for deepening your relationship with God and with others. DeSilvas style is warm, down-to-earth and engaging. He has a spiritual sensitivity that many other authors do not. I highly recommend this book.
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