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The Collects of Thomas Cranmer

by C. Frederick Barbee and Paul F.M. Zahle

This slim volume is a marvelous introduction to the history of Christian worship throughout the ages, offering an entire year’s worth of prayers for the use of the whole church. While some of the collects were written by the Reformer Thomas Cranmer himself, most are English translations of prayers that date back to the early centuries of the church or other significant periods in the development of Christian traditions in worship. The authors’ notes on the history behind and spiritual application of each individual collect are very helpful in giving direction and deeper understanding for one’s own worship and growth in relationship with God. This book is a splendid foundation for starting regular family worship in your own home.

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