Best Episcopalian Christianity Books

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1. The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community

Author: by Stephanie Spellers
English
160 pages
1640654240

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“This book will make a profound difference for the church in this moment in history.” The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry Sometimes it takes disruption and loss to break us open and call us home to God. It’s not surprising that a global pandemic and once-in-a-generation reckoning with white supremacyon top of decades of systemic declinehave spurred Christians everywhere to ask who we are, why God placed us here and what difference that makes to the world.

In this critical yet loving book, the author explores the American story and the Episcopal story in order to find out how communities steeped in racism, establishment, and privilege can at last fall in love with Jesus, walk humbly with the most vulnerable and embody beloved community in our own broken but beautiful way.

The Church Cracked Open invites us to surrender privilege and redefine church, not just for the sake of others, but for our own salvation and liberation.


2. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

Author: by Barbara Brown Taylor
HarperOne
English
240 pages

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In the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World, acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church. With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the spiritual depth of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life.

In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.


3. 1979 Book of Common Prayer Economy Edition: Black Imitation Leather

Author: by Church Publishing
Church Publishing
English
1001 pages

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This beautifully constructed and reasonably priced edition is a perfect choice for wide distribution in schools and for use as a pew prayer book. Embossed with an elegant gold cross, the imitation leather cover comes in black or burgundy. Includes one satin ribbon marker.

This is the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979.


4. Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices

Author: by Scott Gunn
English
364 pages
0880284552

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Winner of a 2019 Illumination Book Award for Theology! Take a journey through The Book of Common Prayer, the Christian life, and basic beliefs of our faith, guided by two Episcopal priests. Walk through the liturgical year, the sacraments of the church, habits of daily prayer, and the teachings of Anglican Christianity.

See how our prayer shapes our belief and our lives and how our beliefs lead us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Walk in Love is a comprehensive look at the practices and beliefs found within the Episcopal faith.


5. Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

Author: by Cynthia Bourgeault
Cowley Publications
English
192 pages

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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.


6. Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction

Author: by Margaret Guenther
1561010561
Cowley Publications
English

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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.


7. Book of Common Prayer 1979: Large Print edition

Author: by Church Publishing
Church Publishing
English
1001 pages

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This large-print edition of the entire 1979 Book of Common Prayer is ideal for anyone who prefers reading larger type. Special features include 14-point type size, Kivar cover for long-lasting quality, and lay-flat binding for hands-free use. The larger type and lay-flat binding make this a useful volume for clergy and others who read from the lectern.

This is the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979.


8. The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection (Modern Library Food)

Author: by Robert Farrar Capon
Modern Library
English
320 pages

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From a passionate and talented chef who also happens to be an Episcopalian priest comes this surprising and thought-provoking treatise on everything from prayer to poetry to puff pastry. In The Supper of the Lamb, Capon talks about festal and ferial cooking, emerging as an inspirational voice extolling the benefits and wonders of old-fashioned home cooking in a world of fast food and prepackaged cuisine.

This edition includes the original recipes and a new Introduction by Deborah Madison, the founder of Greens Restaurant in San Francisco and author of several cookbooks.


9. 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Gift Edition

Author: by Episcopal Church
Oxford University Press
English
1056 pages

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This edition of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer features imitation leather binding, and is an ideal gift for celebrating special occasions. The Gift Edition offers all of the unique supplementary features available in Oxford’s prayer books – The Revised Common Lectionary, historical and theological background materials, answers to commonly asked questions about the church, and more.

All of this is bound in a beautifully-constructedcover – a perfect gift at an affordable price.

10. 1979 Book of Common Prayer: Burgundy Economy Edition

Author: by Church Publishing
Church Publishing
English
1001 pages

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This beautifully constructed and reasonably priced edition is a perfect choice for wide distribution in schools and for use as a pew prayer book. Embossed with an elegant gold cross, the imitation leather cover comes in black or burgundy. Includes one satin ribbon marker.

This is the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979.

11. 1979 Book of Common Prayer Vivella Edition: Green

Author: by Church Publishing
Church Publishing
English
1001 pages

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Church Publishing is pleased to offer this exclusive edition of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer (BCP). Ideal as a pew book or gift, this prayer book features luxurious imitation leather binding with a soft, matte finish in your choice of four colors.

A textured cross is embossed on the cover. The prayer book is sturdily assembled, with Smyth-sewn pages and a spine that won’t crack under heavy use. A presentation page and certificates for the rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage are included.9-point font.

This is the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979.

12. Welcome to the Episcopal Church: An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship

Author: by Christopher L. Webber
English
133 pages
0819218200

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The perfect book for inquirers and new members, as well as current Church members who may be unfamiliar with some of the Church s history, beliefs, and practices. This new introduction to the history, polity, spirituality, worship, and outreach of the Episcopal Church is written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, and includes study questions at the end of each chapter, making it an excellent resource for adult parish study and inquirers’ classes.”

13. A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali: America's Wildest Peak

Author: by Patrick Dean
English
336 pages
1643136429

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The captivating and heroic story of Hudson Stuckan Episcopal priestand his team’s history-making summit of Denali. In 1913, four men made a months-long journey by dog sled to the base of the tallest mountain in North America. Several groups had already tried but failed to reach the top of a mountain whose sizeoccupying 120 square miles of the earth’s surface and position as the Earth’s northernmost peak of more than 6,000 meters elevation make it one of the world’s deadliest mountains.

Although its height from base to top is actually greater than Everest’s, it is Denali’s weather, not altitude, that have caused the great majority of fatalitiesover a hundred since 1903. Denali experiences weather more severe than the North Pole, with temperatures of forty below zero and winds that howl at 80 to 100 miles per hour for days at a stretch.

But in 1913 none of this mattered to Hudson Stuck, a fifty-year old Episcopal priest, Harry Karstens, the hardened Alaskan wilderness guide, Walter Harper, part of the Koyukon people, and Robert Tatum, a divinity student, both just in their twenties. They were all determined to be the first to set foot on top of Denali.

14. Prayer Book and Hymnal

Author: by

Church Publishing
English
1960 pages

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A Book of Common Prayer with the Singers Edition of The Hymnal 1982 containing all hymns and service music for all who singchoir and congregation alike. Our combination editions make great gifts for personal use or church settings. Genuine leather, gold edges, ribbon markers, gift box.

Available in Red or Black. This contains the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979.

15. The Episcopal Handbook, Revised Edition

Author: by
Morehouse Publishing
English
272 pages

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“The original Episcopal Handbook, published in 2008, was an instant classic and has been a bestseller ever since. Still providing helpful and insightful information about the Episcopal ethos with a ertain amount of whimsy and complete accessibility, this revision maintains the best features of the original work, but adds an update and an expansion on the church today.

In addition to updating out-of-date references, the revision highlights Episcopal diversityincluding more women and people of color in the biographical materialas well as focusing more on Episcopalians rather than Anglicans. Some new illustrations are included as well. Some material originally presented in tabular form has been adapted into a more accessible narrative format.

This includes new sections on church governance, the origins of religious belief, and a capsule summary of church history. The glossary has also been expanded. The goal is to provide a book suitable for a wide range of uses and settings: for Sunday schools, confirmations, inquirer classesand for everyone from visitors to vestries.