Item description for Eastertide: Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours (Divine Hours) by Phyllis Tickle...
Overview A collection of formal prayers intended for use during the forty days of Lent and throughout the Easter celebration is an introduction to the fixed-hour prayer tradition, outlining a program of daily prayer, psalms, biblical readings, and hymns culled from The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime. Original.
Publishers Description "A wise rabbi once told me that it is not how many prayers we don't say that matters to God, but rather how many we do. That is important to all of us, but especially for beginners. If this is your first attempt to return to this most ancient of Christian practices, it is wise to remember that you are entering into a discipline and, like all disciplines, this one sits hard and heavy upon one at times. There are hours you will miss and/or some that you can't even begin to figure out how to observe. That is all right, for either the joy will carry you into greater joy and transmute the discipline into privilege, or you will find yourself simply the wiser and the richer for such experience as you have had. As the rabbi said, that is what matters ultimately." In her acclaimed trilogy," The Divine Hours, " Phyllis Tickle introduced modern Christians to the time-honored practice of "praying the hours." In this exquisite new volume, she provides a vibrant program of prayer dedicated to the anticipation of Christ's resurrection. Beginning with Ash Wednesday and moving through Lent and on to Easter Sunday, "Eastertide" provides the daily prayers that bring practitioners into the full spirit of this season. Each day is filled with psalms, readings from the Bible, and hymns of praise and worship, just as they appear in the larger volume, "The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime." Newcomers to this beloved tradition will find that "Eastertide" is the perfect introduction to joining the ancients in the tradition of fixed-hour prayer.
From Publishers Weekly PW's contributing religion editor Phyllis Tickle adapts her bestselling series
The Divine Hours for the spring liturgical calendar with Eastertide: Prayers
for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours. It's an outstanding and
accessible introduction to the ancient Christian practice of fixed-hour
prayer, which can seem daunting without a guide so experienced and gracious as
Tickle. Beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter Monday (the day
after Easter), this manual of prayers and readings will provide spiritual
sustenance during the church's most quiet and joyous season. Copyright 2004
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Citations And Professional Reviews Eastertide: Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours (Divine Hours) by Phyllis Tickle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 03/01/2009 page 63
PW Notes and Reprints - 02/09/2004 page 46
Publishers Weekly - 02/16/2004
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Studio: Galilee Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Feb 24, 2004
Publisher Galilee Trade
Series Divine Hours
ISBN 0385511280 ISBN13 9780385511285
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More About Phyllis Tickle
PHYLLIS TICKLE, founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, is frequently quoted in print sources, electronic media, and innumerable blogs and web sites. Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject.
In addition to lectures and numerous essays, articles, and interviews, Tickle is the author of over two dozen books in religion and spirituality, most recently Emergence Christianity-What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, The Great Emergence, How Christianity is Changing and Why and The Words of Jesus, A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord. She is also the author of the notable and popular The Divine Hours series of manuals for observing fixed-hour prayer: The Divine Hours – Prayers for Summertime, The Divine Hours – Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime, The Divine Hours – Prayers for Springtime, Eastertide- Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours, and Christmastide – Prayers for Advent through Epiphany from The Divine Hours (Doubleday); The Night Offices from The Divine Hours and The Pocket Edition of The Divine Hours (Oxford University Press); and This Is What I Pray Today – The Divine Hours Prayers for Children(Dutton)
Tickle began her career as a college teacher and, for almost six years, served as academic dean to the Memphis College of Art before entering full time into writing and publishing. In September 1996 she received the Mays Award, one of the book industry’s most prestigious awards for lifetime achievement in writing and publishing, and specifically in recognition of her work in gaining mainstream media coverage of religion publishing. In 2007 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Christy Awards “In gratitude for a lifetime as an advocate for fiction written to the glory of God.” In 2004, she received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University. In 2009 she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from North Park University.
Tickle serves now, as she has in the past, on a number of advisory and corporate boards. A lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church, she is the mother of seven children and, with her physician-husband, makes her home on a small farm in Lucy, Tennessee.
Phyllis Tickle currently resides in Lucy, in the state of Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Eastertide: Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours?
A Launching Pad Book Mar 4, 2004
Eastertide is a great way to launch one's practice of fixed hour prayer. The psychologists tell us that it takes about six weeks to form a new habit--roughly the length of Lent, the season covered in this sampling of The Divine Hours. The introduction presents a compelling case for fixed hour prayer as the natural expression of daily prayer. Because Lent-Easter are moving targets in the calandar, this is not simply a rehash of what's available in The Divine Hours for Springtime. Along with The Divine Hours for Advent and the three volumes already available, it's part of the complete set. Also the most attractive cover of the series and easier to cart around with you than the larger hard-cover volumes.
Don't Bother Mar 3, 2004
Don't bother to buy this book if you own the Divine Hours series. There is nothing new here. All this is is a reprinting of the Lenten and Easter readings right out of the other book. If you haven't used the Divine Hours series, you might consider buying this one, but if you like the series and buy all three volumes, why buy this? Save your money and buy the series.