Christian Prayer by Reginald Cant

Christian Prayer by Reginald Cant lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

The Faith Press, 1961, Hardback in dust wrapper.

From the cover: This is a book about Christian discipline that is, about the practice of the love of God. It is in the true line of Anglican devotional writing, a restrained account of the demands which living the faith makes on human nature, and of the ways of meeting those demands. It is a sane guide for those who feel a serious call to a devout and holy life, and a necessary authority for priests with a duty to instruct their people in the spiritual life. The practised Christian will find it invaluable as a Retreat or Lent Book, and those who use it in this way will discover that the plainness is deceptive. It is the facade of a restrained and experienced holiness with, as Canon Cants congregations have found, a power not only to instruct but to move.

This study in Christian prayer is by a distinguished theologian who is also extremely practical and full of good common sense about when to pray and when not to pray, how to pray and how not to pray. The mechanics of prayer are set out clearly and related both to Christian doctrine and to the problems of everyday living; most readers will find some method which suits their need. Canon Cant does not attempt bold innovation or any radical departure from tradition, but his chapters all show unobtrusive evidence of the depth of his scholarship and profound understanding of human souls at prayer or prayerless. The Christian reader will gain the overwhelming impression that the writer talks about the love of God from practical experience and not merely from theological or theoretical speculation.

Canon Cants book may stand worthily beside Martin Thorntons Christian Proficiency and Austin Farrers Said or Sung.

Very Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with much tape reinforcement to the reverse, heavily faded. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Theology category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!


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