Item description for Before the Amen: Creative Resources for Worship by Maren C. Tirabassi & Maria I. Tirabassi...
Overview This book is a new worship collection that evolved from the bestseller Touch Holiness. It provides fresh language that is inclusive of gender, ethnicity, race, age, orientation, and ability. Written by a diverse group of seasoned writers as well as young authors - from various Christian denominations - this resource will appeal to an intergenerational, ecumenical audience. It includes nine chapters of seasonal materials, three chapters of sacraments and services, and seven chapters oriented by topic. It also includes prayers for special issues such as natural disaster, domestic violence, and surrogate parents.
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Studio: Pilgrim Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Pilgrim Press
ISBN 0829817506 ISBN13 9780829817508
Availability 0 units.
More About Maren C. Tirabassi & Maria I. Tirabassi
Maren C. Tirabassi is the pastor of Union United Church of Christ, a former Poet Laureate of Portsmouth NH, and travels throughout the country leading writing workshops on creative worship, memoir and poetry. She has written or edited more than eighteen books.
Maren C. Tirabassi currently resides in the state of New Hampshire.
Reviews - What do customers think about Before the Amen: Creative Resources for Worship?
Daily food Jun 2, 2009
Barbara Brown Taylor speaks to the life and heart of the reader. She has a special way of weaving the Bible stories into real life. Her images are always right on. This book is wonderful fare for everyone.
Drinking deep a Word-spun world Aug 9, 2008
"Before the Amen" is a beautifully produced volume which will be of value to anyone involved in planning worship, and for those seeking worthy companions with whom to traverse the Christian year. Among the book's 19 chapters are "A Clutch of Stars" (on Christmas), "Awash in the Light" (Epiphany), "The Ragged Beginning" (Lent), "A New Day has Begun" (Easter), "The Storied Fires of God" (Pentecost), and "The Wide Window of Our Spirits" (for so-called "Ordinary" Sundays).
There are also chapters such as "Under Our Roof" (prayers for home, marriage and companion animals), "Under Our Steeple" (prayers for the community of faith), "On the Street" (on civic concerns), "At the Crossroads" (on justice and respecting sexual diversity), "Of Healing and Hope," "Of Earth and Sky," and "On Our Hearts." A phrase from one of this reviewer's own poems provides the title for the chapter on Baptism, "Breathe Deep the Beckoning Sea."
With prayers, readings, poems and worship pieces from some four-score contributors, it is the successor to the popular worship anthology "Touch Holiness," edited by Ruth Duck and Maren Tirabassi.