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A Book of Common Prayer Paperback – International Edition, April 11, 1995
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I need to update the 2-star review offered on this site by a previous purchaser who complains that this edition for Kindle does not include a linked Table of Contents. This is no longer true as of my purchase 9/25/2012, which includes a very helpful and functional linked TOC.
Blessings through our Lord Jesus!
Turns out my priest is Scottish and spent some years there in his life, so I gave it to him!
That made it an OK deal!