- Series: Divine Hours
- Hardcover: 688 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday Religion; 1 edition (October 16, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 038549758X
- ISBN-13: 978-0385497589
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Divine Hours: Volume III Hardcover – October 16, 2001
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
The Divine Hours completes the celebrated trilogy of fixed-hour prayer manuals edited by Phyllis Tickle. Where gospel and shared meals are known as the "food and sustenance of the Church," the fixed-hour prayer is the "work," according to Tickle, religion editor for Publishers Weekly. Fans of the previous Divine Hours books (Prayers for Summertime, Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime) applaud Tickle's uncomplicated format, her use of a modern calendar rather than a liturgical one, and the single ribbon in the binding, which is, amazingly, all that readers need to track the daily offices. Fixed-hour prayers (also called "keeping the hours" or "saying the offices") are listed for each calendar day--morning, midday, and evening. Almost all of the sacred readings are from the New Jerusalem Bible, and the psalms and psalm hymns are lifted from the Book of Common Prayer. Some readers may object to the occasional passages with traditional, patriarchal language ("Almighty God, my heavenly Father: I have sinned against you, through my own fault....") Be assured that Tickle chose these readings carefully, no doubt relying upon her extensive religious studies and strong feminine perspective, as evidenced in her excellent memoir The Shaping of a Life. --Gail Hudson
From Library Journal
This book brings to conclusion spiritual writer and Publishers Weekly columnist Tickle's substantial revival and revitalization of the medieval practice of fixed-hour prayer. Like her anonymous predecessors, Tickle draws from Christian Scripture and from the writings of the church fathers but she also avails herself of the Book of Common Prayer and hymn-texts, as well as religious poetry. Literary and profound, Tickle's work should be welcome to a broad readership, Christian and non-Christian alike. Highly recommended.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top customer reviews
Most recent customer reviews
I recomend this book to anyone wishing to start a habit of daily prayers