Some love the cadences of the greatest prayer book in the English language, while others find its language stilted and its imagery dated. Fromberg's experiences at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church make it clear that liturgies aren't set in stone; experimentation and tweaking, in fact, may turn out to be the wave of the future.
As the Church considers prayer book revisions, discover new ways of bringing prayer to life.
In many liturgical churches, it seems that the prayer book confines—more than frees—the transformational potential of worship. Drawing on his experience at St. Gregory of Nyssa, Paul Fromberg encourages us to question the assumption that there is a “right way” and a “wrong way” of using prayer books. Instead, he encourages readers to pay attention to doing worship well and engaging worshippers’ desire to be transformed.
This book is for those who plan and lead worship, as well as those who are curious about the ways that worship is transformative in people’s experience. Additionally, fans of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church will discover more about the ways in which this ground-breaking congregation has engaged the work of liturgical disruption and trusted in the transformative potential of the liturgy for more than forty years.