Item description for 101 Reasons to Be Episcopalian by Louie Crew...
Overview A pocket-sized celebration of the Episcopal Church covers the beauty of its prayer and liturgy; its inclusiveness; and its reliance on Scripture, tradition, and reason in balance with one another. Original.
Publishers Description "The Episcopal Church is a secret too well kept, " says compiler Louie Crew. "Many are starved for what we experience daily and too easily take for granted." With these words, Crew invited thousands of people online to participate in creating a list of reasons to be Episcopalian. Portions of that list, and many additional contributions, fill this charming, pocket-sized celebration of the Episcopal Church.
These 101 thoughtful, poignant, and sometimes humorous responses not only entertain but also teach about the Church's gifts. From the beauty of its prayer and liturgy, to its inclusiveness, and its reliance on Scripture, tradition, and reason in balance with one another, there is much to celebrate in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition.
101 Reasons To Be Episcopalian makes the perfect gift for confirmands, newcomers, and anyone interested in dialogue about why we are Episcopalians.
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Reviews - What do customers think about 101 Reasons to Be Episcopalian?
A Search Jan 18, 2008
In my search to understand a bit more about the Am. Episcopal church, I read this book. It is more of a brief look at some of the 'personality' of the people who inhabit the church rather than church doctrine or liturgy itself. This is an entertaining, often humourous little volume. If you are looking for information about the Episcopal church itself (beliefs, order of service, liturgy) this is not the book to buy. For that, I recommend Welcome to the Episcopal Church: An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship. If, however you are looking for a brief glimpse into the humaness & humor of those who make up this church body, this is an entertaining read.
Fun and personal Nov 24, 2007
An endearing little collection of aphoristic remarks on the Episcopal Church and its members that provides a variety of personal viewpoints.
Don't waste your money! Aug 30, 2007
I am truly looking for some books of substance to enlighten me on the episcopalian church. This is not one of them. If you appreciate a book that is most likely less than 500 words altogether and somewhat resembles David Letterman's nightly list of 10 or a "Peanuts" tome, this book might be for you. Reason #5 - "The seasons are color-coded." Reason #14 "My son has attended the Episcopal Church since birth. He sings the fraction anthem, as easily as the theme from "Blue's Clues." Who cares and am I missing something? Save your $9.00 and put it in the collection plate where it can serve a real purpose.
Great little booklet May 14, 2007
This is a great little booklet full of christian reflections, good for everyone. But it also depicts the episcopalian mindset in many of the things it points out. I found it a very uplifting read.
Getting to the heart of the matter. Apr 2, 2007
What a great book. It really captures what it is to be an Episcopalian, most especially our ability to laugh at ourselves.