Common Prayer Pocket Edition (Paperback, 2012, Zondervan) 4 stars

Common Prayer Pocket Edition helps individuals and today's diverse church pray together across traditions and …

A good introduction to an old way of worship for a new millennium

4 stars

Claiborne's common prayer is primarily pointed at introducing the liturgy to evangelicals. Evangelicals traditionally have been weary of anything traditional, religious, or repeadative, but with today's western "church" leaving more questions than answers geared towards making seekers feel welcome rather than challenging believers, many young endangering are looking to the past to improve their future. Common Prayer is based, in part, on the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, but it's been "updated" to remove the barrier of the three year cycle to a more digestable one year. It ads to the daily liturgy some modern readings about MLK, Ghandi, Sojourner Truth, and others that can inspire Christians of today. Its designed to be used in communion with other belivers, such as in the radical monestosem that Shane is known for.

Most of the contents is absolutely available free of charge on their website but it's so much better to have a dead tree in your hand.

The only down side to the pocket edition is it's small size, unlike traditional daily liturgies you'll need some additional books at hand such as a bible and a hymnal. This ends up mashing almost necessary anyway, and for me the internet is a place far too distracting to help direct prayer with the all mighty.