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Art of Public Prayer
 
Art of Public Prayer
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    Code: 978-1-893361-06-5
    Price: $19.99
     
     
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  • About the Author
  • A resource for worshipers today looking to change hardened worship patterns
    that stand in the way of everyday spirituality.

    All too often, those who attend church or synagogue find themselves bored or baffled by the service. Their predominant thought is how slowly the time ticks by—and that the service never seems to end.
    Written for laypeople and clergy of any denomination, The Art of Public Prayer examines how and why religious ritual works—and why it often doesn't work.
    The Art of Public Prayer  uses psychology, social science, theology and common sense to explain the key roles played by ritual, symbolism, liturgy and song in services. Each chapter features "conversation points" designed to get you and your faith community thinking and talking about your own worship patterns—where they succeed, and where they need improvement.
    The Art of Public Prayer  can help you and your fellow congregants revitalize your worship service by allowing you to organize and direct your own worship, making it a meaningful and fulfilling part of your life.
    "Offers great wisdom about the way religious rituals can help people make sense of their lives….This book is for all Jews and Christians who hope for religious ritual that speaks to deep human hungers and helps people discover God’s presence in their daily experience."
    Rev. Ruth Duck, Associate Professor of Worship Art, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    "Lawrence Hoffman shows us how, by understanding the dynamic between a person and God and among people gathered for prayer, the length of our communal reach can exceed the sum of our individual efforts. In doing so, he helps us discover our collective heart."
    Rabbi Jack Moline, Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria, Virginia
    "An indispensable resource as we envision effective modes of prayer for the 21stcentury synagogue."
    Dr. Ron Wolfson, co-developer, "Synagogue 2000," author, The Art of Jewish Living series (Jewish Lights Publishing)
    "A captivating work solidly grounded and eminently readable in which Rabbi Hoffman draws on a variety of cultural and religious analogues to help us understand the renewed liturgy and what makes it work. Highly recommended for liturgical practitioners wishing to reflect more deeply on the art of public prayer."
    Father Gil Ostdiek, O.F.M., past president, North American Academy of Liturgy


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