Thursday, December 9, 2021

A very good resource

Russell Moore posts "My Favorite Books of 2021," most of which I haven't read, but I am enthusiastic about this recommendation:
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition

Having been raised in a very Southern Baptist context, I am quite sure I did not even know what the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) was until I was an adult. And yet, I realize now that its words shaped me more than anything else, save the King James Bible. Every wedding and funeral that I ever witnessed or officiated were all dependent on the words and liturgies of this great gift to the universal church.

This edition of the 1662 prayer book is itself a gift to the church. The typeface and binding are beautiful, and its size makes it easy to keep nearby, to use as a resource when reading the Bible or praying. My copy stays right here next to me all the time.
My Favorite Books of 2021

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