Book Review – Holy Ground

Holy Ground: Liturgies and Worship Resources for an Engaged SpiritualityThis is the kind of book that Wild Goose Publications do well. Here there are liturgical snippets for a wide range of occasions. Not everything in a book like this will be suitable for all churches at all times but that is not the point. All kinds of global concerns are represented here which are seldom covered by the liturgical work of churches and denominations. Globalization, food and water, HIV/AIDS, prisoners of conscience, aging, racism are all covered here. The pieces have all been contributed by members, associates and friends of the Iona Community. Its style is thus of a committed spirituality. Sometimes these words will jar in worship. They are meant to do so.

This is a book for all those involved in planning or thinking about liturgy who know that the world need not stay the same way that it is. It is for those who know in their souls that peacemakers are bless├Ęd and that prejudices need to be challenged in the name of God. Often a phrase or a prayer or a part of a poem will spark other ideas for sermons or prayers. A book for those who dream of a better tomorrow.

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Published in inspires, the magazine of the Scottish Episcopal Church

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