BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books… for beautiful people…

The Oxford Book of Prayer George Appleton

The Oxford Book of Prayer - George Appleton

Oxford University Press, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

3rd printing. [First Published: 1985]

From the cover: “Not only is the present age one of great advance in technology, but also one of keen interest in the interior life of people and the practice of prayer and meditation. Under the experienced guidance of Bishop George Appleton a selection of prayers has been made covering many centuries. It includes prayers from the Bible and from the saints and mystics of the past, as well as from the great religions other than Christian, and also contemporary prayers from different parts of the world. The cooperation of many advisers has ensured that the choice of prayers is ecumenical in the widest sense of the word.

The first concern of the compilers was to recognize spiritual quality and only secondly literary merit whether of eloquence or simplicity. The third standard by which each prayer was then judged was, does it ring true, does it have a living relevance, does it speak to the heart?

The prayers are arranged under headings such as ‘Prayers from the Scriptures’, ‘Prayers of Christians, personal and occasional’, ‘Prayers of the Church’, ‘Prayers from other traditions of faith’, but there is a subject index to guide the user to prayers for particular occasions, and 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.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 397 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.