08 September 2005

comparative reading notes

Give Us Grace: An Anthology of Anglican Prayers (Webber, ed.)
Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality (Schmidt)

These are both anthologies/collections of prayers or writings by Anglican authors. If I had to choose, I found Give Us Grace to be slightly more useful, but Glorious Companions includes longer historical snippets on the authors.

Both are organized on the author's birthdate, moving forward toward the present, and both are thematically indexed as well. I would probably quibble with some of the inclusions/exclusions, particularly in Give Us Grace, but these would be excellent additions to my bookshelf on a permanent basis, more for consultation than reading, although they could also be used with a prayer practice.