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If the old practice of praying the hours is something you have considered but wanted more instruction in, this volume would be a helpful place to begin. Beginning with a treatise on Jesus, practice of prayer and then moving into a historical discussion on how the Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican traditions practiced prayer, McKnight offers ways praying the hours (or the offices) connects with each.
As what amounts to an apologetic for fixed, liturgical prayers, Praying with the Church is excellent.
The strongest advice he gives is that it would be best to find an experienced person to help you develop this practice in your life.
Excellent resource that dispels a lot of misinformation about liturgical prayers free church folk like myself have been taught.
Easy to read. Insightful. Helpful. Re-ignited my prayer life. Dr. Scot's book is a treasurer for your library. A resource for years to come.Published 5 months ago by John Senter
I really enjoyed McKnight's book on prayer. What I appreciated most was his honestly in stating that he was unsure of the concept of praying the hours, i.e. Read morePublished on September 8, 2010 by William D. Curnutt
In Praying With the Church, Scot McKnight takes on prayer in a way that is probably unexpected for many Evangelicals (which is probably his primary audience). Read morePublished on April 21, 2010 by James C. Jones
In Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today, Scot McKnight makes the case that evangelicals and other Christians do themselves a disservice when they limit... Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by Chip Webb
I was already practicing fixed hour prayer via the internet (Daily Office of the Episcopal Church at [...]) when I ran across this book. Read morePublished on January 19, 2008 by Lazy MJ Ranch