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Book of Common Prayer, Pew, Black Hardcover – January 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1001 pages
  • Publisher: The Church Hymnal Corporation (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898690811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898690811
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We replaced some overly used ones and are looking forward to using these for quite some time.
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This is a good book for your reading and understanding pleasure at home, And one that is a nice addition to your library.
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I couldn't page forward or back; I couldn't go back to previous activity; I couldn't open any menus.
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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The Book of Common Prayer (1979) is the latest, complete BCP used by the American branch of the Anglicans, the Episcopal church. There have been many books that have had the title 'Book of Common Prayer' since the first one appeared in 1549; it has been used continuously in one edition or another in the Anglican tradition since 1559; the 'main' edition remains the 1662 edition. The American church modified the Book of Common Prayer for its own use beginning shortly after the Revolutionary War -- this book is the successor of a long and worthy tradition.

A bishop in the Episcopal church once said to me, 'We don't have a theology that we have to believe -- what we have is the prayerbook.' Please forgive the absence of context for this phrase -- while he would say that this statement in isolation is an exaggeration, and I would agree, nonetheless his statement serves to highlight both the importance of and the strength of the Book of Common Prayer.

To be an Anglican (in the United States, read Episcopalian for the same in the context of this article), one does not have to subscribe to any particular systematic theological framework. One does not have to practice a particular brand of liturgical style. One does not have to have an approved politico-theological viewpoint. One can be a conservative, liberal or moderate; one can be high church, low church, or broad; one can be charismatic, evangelical, or mainline traditional -- one can be any number of things in a rich diversity of choices, and the Book of Common Prayer can still be the book upon which spirituality and worship is centred.

The Book of Common Prayer is not, in fact, a book that changed my life. It is a book that changes my life.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Yemi M. on May 8, 2011
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Th book of Common Prayer is just what I needed. This edition with the Revised Common Lectionary is great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Garry S. McGrath on December 3, 2013
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Paging is different than the original book, which creates problems. Page numbers are an important reference during the course of Episcopal servicces.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sue C. Sailer on April 25, 2013
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It was just what I wanted. I want something easy to take to work and have with me whenever I need it for prayers or inspiration.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Max on January 4, 2013
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I found it helpful during deployment to stay grounded in faith and help keep my sanity. A great addition to just reading the bible.
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31 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Dixie E. on April 11, 2011
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While Amazon has several versions of this book, the one I received was not as described. This version is simply the "pew" version and while the content is, of course, exact, it is not the more elegant version I was expecting. The description for this selection said it was soft back (bonded leather I believe) with ribbon markers. It was none of that. A friend bought another one for me as a gift and it is bonded leather with the ribbon markers but the print is small. I thought this selection was going to be the perfect blend but it was not. I do not know if there was a substitution or if the wrong description was attached to the wrong product but I am absolutely certain of what I originally order. I spent a great deal of time reading and making my choice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sue Ellen Ruetsch on December 21, 2013
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It took me a while to go Kindle, but it's nice to have the BCP in such a compact, portable form. I use it for traveling mainly, when carrying a bunch of books becomes unwieldy. I advise bookmarking ahead of time, since the pages on Kindle don't match the pages we are so accustomed to opening.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. P. Canady on May 6, 2013
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While this is a far superior product to previous Kindle editions of the Book of Common Prayer, I am surprised that one cannot search by or "go to" a page number. Countless Episcopalians know where things are in the BCP by their page number. Plus if one wanted to use this during worship, being able to jump to a page number would make it easier to use.

A grand improvement, but missing one rather key feature.
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