Archives for September 2016

Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life, by Derek Olsen

Title
Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life
Author
Derek Olsen
Publisher
Forward Movement
Month and Year of Publication
September 2016
Description or summary
9780880284325-Perfect.inddHave you ever wondered if there was some kind of guide to living a deeper, richer spiritual life that seamlessly incorporated scripture alongside the wisdom of the Church? There is—and you can find it in a pew rack near you! The Book of Common Prayer is more than a service book; it is a map to a deeper relationship with God, a framework for developing a more intentional and rewarding life of faith.

Scholar Derek Olsen explores liturgical spirituality and how the prayer book serves as a repository of Christian wisdom and spiritual practice stretching back to the beginnings of the Christian movement. Focusing on three key elements—the Calendar, the Daily Office, and the Eucharist—he discusses the spiritual principles behind them and provides clear, practical, easy-to-follow explanations of the services. These patterns of life laid out in The Book of Common Prayer serve as a guide to the spiritual life, so that we might connect back to the God who calls each of us by name and that we might love as God loves us.

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https://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2183/inwardly-digest.aspx
Contact
Jason Merritt
Email
jmerritt@forwardmovement.org

Liberating Privilege: The Breakthrough of God and the Persistence of Normality, by David O. Woodyard

Title
Liberating Privilege: The Breakthrough of God and the Persistence of Normality
Author
David O. Woodyard
Publisher
http://www.circle-books.com/
Month and Year of Publication
November 2016
Description or summary
hrcoverWith uninterrogated legitimacy, a number of straight, white, males have authored contributions to liberation theology. No “Pedagogy of the Privileged” exists to problematize their initiatives. Conveniently ignored is the condition of liberation theology that its matrix is singularity oppression. Does the setting of privilege disqualify their initiatives? Straight, white, males are seldom victims of oppressive forces: more often they are the perpetrators. Privilege, like radon, permeates their context.

Is privilege fatal? Is it possible to dislocate? Is there precedence for an authentic contribution? Liberating Privilege addresses the liability of context and develops a response from Scripture. Ultimately, it hinges on “The breakthrough of God” and aligns with it.

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http://www.circle-books.com/books/liberating-privilege
Where can the publication be purchased?
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Contact
Maria Barry
Email
maria@jhpbooks.net