‘Top 20’ lectionary inspires Reflections for today’s Christian living
The Common Worship Lectionary from Church House Publishing has appeared at number 13 in the top 20 religious titles for 2011 - as the latest annual edition of Reflections for Daily Prayer (covering Advent 2012 to Eve of Advent 2013) is published, containing useful new features.
Regular Reflections contributor the Rt Revd John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, says in a new videocast at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDor-Hge9EY: "I just trust that that which has sustained the Church for so many centuries will continue to sustain the Church now as we take the Bible seriously, use our Bible-reading notes and away we go into Christian living that's relevant to today's world."
Covering Monday to Saturday each week, Reflections for Daily Prayer - also available as an app for iPhone/iPad and a Kindle e-book - features full lectionary details for Morning Prayer and offers accessible daily insights on a Bible reading from the Lectionary, by writers such as the Rt Revd Steven Croft, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Dr Jane Williams, the Rt Revd John Pritchard, the Revd Canon Angela Tilby and the Revd Christopher Woods; there is also a Collect for the day.
New features for the 2012-2013 edition include:
- a simple form of morning prayer, with seasonal variations, for use throughout the year;
- a guide to the practice of daily prayer by the Bishop of Oxford; and
- a simple introduction to contemplative reading of the Bible from the Bishop of Chelmsford.
Common Worship Lectionary includes references for the daily Bible readings used in Common Worship services - weekdays as well as Sundays.
The top 20 religious titles, compiled by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, appeared in the 16 March edition of The Bookseller.
If sales of all editions of the 2011 Lectionary were combined (Church House, SPCK) it would appear in the top 10 religious titles.