A reissue of this milestone anthology of 1,100 prayers from various centuries and traditions, grouped by topic. General Editor Appleton and company have gathered literary spiritual gems from the history of the church as well as from other religious traditions. Subject and author indices. 416 pages, softcover.
Now reset with a fresh contemporary look, here is an attractive reissue of the late Bishop George Appletons celebrated selection of over 1,100 prayers from many centuries and many traditions, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Iranian, Shinto, Classical Greek and Latin, Native American, and Bahai. The wide-ranging contents of The Oxford Book of Prayer reflect the cooperation of the many advisers who have ensured that the choice of prayers is ecumenical in the widest sense of the word. The prayers are grouped under various headings and there is a subject index to guide the user to prayers for particular occasions, as well as an index of authors and sources. The book may thus be used for browsing or for more structured prayer, for private meditation or for public worship.
George Appleton, whose ministry in the Anglican Church was wide and varied, was the author of many books, including The Quiet Heart, The Practice of Prayer, In His Name, and Jerusalem Prayers.