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Many Christians are new to the practice of daily, formal liturgical prayer and are just discovering the powerful benefits for worshipping God this way. EASTERTIDE is the perfect introduction to the tradition of fixed-hour prayer. Elegantly designed, compact, and accessible, it is an ideal gift for those seeking spiritual guidance and renewal.
Beginning with Ash Wednesday and moving through Holy Week into Easter Sunday, EASTERTIDE provides the daily prayers, psalms, and readings from the Bible and hymns of praise and worship that appear in the larger volume The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime. Refreshingly contemporary yet grounded in one of the oldest forms of Western prayer, this exquisite new book is an insightful program of prayer for Christians dedicated to the contemplation of Lent and the celebration of Easter. Newcomers to this tradition will find that it is the perfect introduction to joining the ancients in prayer during the most solemn time in the Christian calendar.
About the Author
has been reporting on religion for Publishers Weekly
for many years and is currently Contributing Editor in Religion for the magazine. The author of more than two dozen books, she is a regular guest on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
, and is frequently interviewed and quoted in both print and electronic media, including The New York Times
, The Washington Post
, and CNN. She lives in Lucy, Tennessee.