Worth checking out at Small Ritual. I have been saying this to whoever would listen to me for years that pews kill rather than enhance worship, regardless of the style you worship in.
I don’t how many of you use Phyllis Tickle’s The Divine Hours but I carry one around with me to work and home every day which is no small task (it’s a large book). This bit of good news arrived in my inbox today and while I don’t generally post press releases, this one made me happy.
This past month, Oxford University Press has published The Divine Hoursâ„¢ Pocket Edition by Phyllis Tickle.
From the Introduction:
â€œIt is important to remember, as pastors frequently remind us, that it is not the prayers we do not say, but rather those we do say, that matter to God.â€
When Phyllis Tickleâ€™s marvelous devotional trilogy The Divine Hoursâ„¢ appeared, readers responded with gratitude, praise, and a great many requests for an edition of hourly prayers that they could easily carry with themâ€”an edition that would make this ancient form of Christian worship compatible with the pace and mobility of modern life. Now, in The Divine Hours Pocket Edition,â„¢ Tickle has gathered one full week of fixed-hour prayers, providing an ideal companion for travelers, office-workers, people on retreat or pilgrimage, as well as newcomers to this age-old spiritual practice. As Tickle writes in her introduction, â€œprayer is always a place as well as an action, and the daily offices are like small chapels or wayside stations within the dayâ€™s courses.â€ For all those who want to carry a â€œsmall chapelâ€ of prayers with them, The Divine Hours Pocket Editionâ„¢ offers a convenient, easy-to-use, and deeply spiritual guide to a devotional practice that extends all the way back to Christ and the twelve Apostles.
Here is it is on Amazon.com