Best Anglican Christianity Books
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1. Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep
Author: by Tish Harrison Warren
IVP (January 26, 2021)
How can we trust God in the dark? Framed around a nighttime prayer of Compline, Tish Harrison Warren, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary, explores themes of human vulnerability, suffering, and God’s seeming absence. When she navigated a time of doubt and loss, the prayer was grounding for her.
She writes that practices of prayer “gave words to my anxiety and grief and allowed me to reencounter the doctrines of the church not as tidy little antidotes for pain, but as a light in darkness, as good news.” Where do we find comfort when we lie awake worrying or weeping in the night?
This book offers a prayerful and frank approach to the difficulties in our ordinary lives at work, at home, and in a world filled with uncertainty.
2. Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
Author: by Tish Harrison Warren
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book of the Year Winner – Spiritual FormationChristianity Today’s 2018 Book of the Year – Beautiful OrthodoxyA Beloved Bestseller Now in Hardcover In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God’s presence in surprising ways.
How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at somethingmaking the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keysthat the author does every day.
Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship.
Come and discover the holiness of your every day.
3. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition
Author: by Samuel L. Bray
The Book of Common Prayer (1662) is one of the most beloved liturgical texts in the Christian church, and remains a definitive expression of Anglican identity today. It is still widely used around the world, in public worship and private devotion, and is revered for both its linguistic and theological virtues.
But the classic text of the 1662 prayer book presents several difficulties for contemporary users, especially those outside the Church of England. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition gently updates the text for contemporary use. State prayers of England have been replaced with prayers that can be used regardless of nation or polity.
Obscure words and phrases have been modestly revisedbut always with a view towards preserving the prayer book’s own cadence. Finally, a selection of treasured prayers from later Anglican tradition has been appended. The 1662 prayer book remains a vital resource today, both in the Anglican Communion and for Christians everywhere.
4. The Heritage of Anglican Theology
Author: by J. I. Packer
Crossway (June 15, 2021)
Historical and Theological Reflections on the Anglican Church from J.I. Packer The Anglican Church has a rich theological heritage filled with a diversity of views and practices. Like a river with a main current and several offshoot streams, Anglicanism has a main body with many distinct, smaller communities.
So what constitutes mainstream Anglicanism? Influential Anglican theologian J.I. Packer makes the case that authentic Anglicanism is biblical, liturgical, evangelical, pastoral, episcopal (ordaining bishops), national (engaging with the culture), and ecumenical (eager to learn from other Christians). As he surveys the history and tensions within the Anglican Church, Packer casts a vision for the future that is grounded in the Scriptures, fueled by missions, guided by historical creeds and practices, and resolved to enrich its people.
5. To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism (Approved Edition)
Author: by J.I. Packer
Catechesis is an ancient practice of Christian disciple making that uses a simple question-and-answer format to instruct new believers and church members in the core beliefs of Christianity. To Be a Christian, by J.I. Packer and a team of other Anglican leaders, was written to renew this oft-forgotten tradition for today’s Christians.
With over 360 questions and answers, plus Scripture references to support each teaching, this catechism covers the full range of Christian doctrine and life, drawing from the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and other important doctrinal summaries. Clear, concise, and conversational, this resource was written for all believers who seek to be grounded more deeply in the truth of God’s Word.
6. Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening
Author: by Cynthia Bourgeault
Practitioners of Centering Prayer are known for the great enthusiasm they bring to the practice of this ancient discipline. Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer. Cynthia Bourgeault goes further than offering an introduction, however.
She examines how the practice is related to the classic tradition of Christian contemplation, looks at the distinct nuances of its method, and explores its revolutionary potential to transform Christian life. The book encourages dialogue between Centering Prayer enthusiasts and those classic institutions of Christian nurturechurches, seminaries, and schools of theologythat have yet to accept real ownership of the practice and its potential.
7. Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction
Author: by Margaret Guenther
Guenther uses the images of the spiritual director as host, teacher, and midwife to describe the ministry of spiritual direction today. She pays particular attention to spiritual direction for women, and addresses such down-to-earth questions as setting, time, and privacy.
The stories of real people bring the practice of spiritual direction alive. In the pages that follow, I will attempt to describe the shape that spiritual direction might take for people of our time, aware that the subject is an elusive one.
I am speaking to the beginner, those persons lay or ordained, with or without formal theological training, who find themselves drawn to this ministry. Perhaps they feel the stirring of their own unacknowledged gifts. Or perhaps they wonder about receiving direction, whether it is a ministry available to ordinary people’ or reserved for the especially holy.
I hope some dark corners will be illuminated and some questions answered.
8. New Zealand Prayer Book -Rev ed.: He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa
Author: by Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand
9. Thoughts For Young Men
Author: by J.C. Ryle
From the Foreword by Mark Dever’I remember reading this address recently, having not read it for decades, and being struck once again by the timelessness of Ryle’s approach. If I did not know any better I could have easily concluded that it has been written only yesterday!’Thoughts for Young Men is practical, spiritual, and lively.
Abounding in advice and good sense, it is still as relevant and helpful in the twenty-first century as it was when it was first published in 1865.
10. The Anglican Way: A Guidebook
Author: by Thomas McKenzie
The Anglican Way is a guidebook for anyone interested in following Jesus as an Anglican Christian. Written for both the newcomer and the person who wants to go deeper, this book answers hundreds of questions about history, theology, worship, and more.
Learn about this ancient but fast-growing branch of the Body of Christ. Let this guide help you as you walk the Anglican Way. A Methodist pastor, Reverend Robert Pelfrey, wrote this about the book. We think he sums it up well: The best thing about The Anglican Way is how it covers a broad sweep of life in the Anglican Way without sacrificing the depth that should naturally come with a book about Christian living (though, tragically, all too often does not).
Are there books that cover more Anglican history and theology?Yes. Are there books that include more Anglican prayers and liturgy?Of course. Are there books that more completely discuss the particularities and intricacies of the Anglican tradition? Perhaps (though not many).
11. The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: by Brian Cummings
Oxford University Press
‘In the midst of life we are in death.’The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial.
Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversialhistory. When it was first produced the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots and rebellion, and it was banned before being translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for worship in the USA and elsewhere to the present day.
This edition presents the work in three different states: the first edition of 1549, which brought the Reformation into people’s homes; the Elizabethan prayer book of 1559, familiar to Shakespeare and Milton; and the edition of 1662, which embodies the religious temper of the nation down to moderntimes.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
12. Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament
Author: by Ellen F. Davis
This is a book about getting, and staying, involved with Godwhat it takes, what it costs, what it looks and feels like, why anyone would want to do it anyway. It is at the same time a book about reading the Old Testament as a source of Good News and guidance for our life with God.
The key piece of Good News that the Old Testament communicates over and over again is that God is involved with us, deeply and irrevocably so. From the IntroductionWith sound scholarship and her own vivid translations from the Hebrew, Old Testament professor Ellen Davis teaches us a spiritually engaged method of reading scripture.
Beginning with the psalms, whose frank prayers can be a model for our own, Davis reflects on the stories of the patriarchs and the pastoral wisdom of the book of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs in helping us cultivate those habits of the heart that lead to a rich relationship with God.
13. The Preaching Life (Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication (Paperback))
Author: by Barbara Brown Taylor
In her bestselling preaching autobiography Barbara Brown Taylor writes of how she came to be a preacher of the gospel as a priest in the Episcopal Church. In this warm and poignant collection, Barbara Brown Taylor’s humor and wisdom delve into the meaning of Christian symbols and historyboth her own, growing up in the Mid-West and Georgia, and the Church’s, from its earliest beginnings in the Near East.
Seamlessly, Taylor weaves together reflections on her vocation with the long-standing struggles of the Church to hear, respond, and remain faithful to its mission of holy love. She moves effortlessly from reflection to homily, concluding the volume with thirteen sermons illustrative of the answered call.
This rich meeting of memoir, theology, and sermon stands at the center of Taylor’s work, bringing into one book the origins and the vision of her remarkable preaching life. But her voice is not sentimental. Instead, Taylor explores Christian meanings and histories in order to hear and speak, in the present, for God.
14. Demonology 101: Demons, Spiritual Warfare, and Self Deliverance Prayers (Angels and Demons Book 1)
Author: by Daniel C. Okpara
October 28, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Demons, What They Are, How They Operate, Demonic Possession, Demonic Oppression, and How to Cast Out Demons and Obtain Deliverance for Yourself and for Your Loved Ones. When it comes to the subject of demons, Christians fall into two equal and opposite extremes.
The first extreme is believing that demons don’t exist or that they don’t have any power at all. While the second extreme is believing too much in them and attributing every problem in life to them. We need a balance between these two extremes, and this book provides the right balance needed to deal with demons, overcome them, and live a victorious life.
In this Bible study, you will learn what demons are, their origins, their names, operations, and how to deal with them. You will learn that while demons are real and can cause serious trouble, we are not to be afraid of them because God has placed us in a more powerful place of authority than them.
You will learn what demonic possession and demonic oppression mean, and their difference. You will learn how to discern or know when a problem is a demonic possession or demonic oppression and not just physical health or other issues. More importantly, this book will arm you with the truth, scriptures, and prayers to cast out demons, and obtain personal deliverance.
15. The Impact of God (Soundings from St John of the Cross)
Author: by Iain Matthew
Hodder & Stoughton
St John of the Cross testifies to a God who longs to meet us in our deepest need. Whilst rejection and imprisonment played their part in the life of this sixteenth-century Spanish friar, John’s poetry and prose reveal the beauty and power of a wondrous God.
It gives us courage to believe in the possibility of change in our own lives, however unlikely or impossible this may seem. Father Iain Matthew uses this classic inspirational Christian writing as his starting point, and offers five interpretations which make its richness relevant to the modern reader.