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A Community Called Taizé: A Story of Prayer, Worship and Reconciliation

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Taizé--the word is strangely familiar to many throughout the contemporary church. Familiar, perhaps, because the chanted prayers of Taizé are well practiced in churches throughout the world. Strangely, however, because so little is known about Taizé--from its historic beginnings to how the word itself is pronounced. The worship of the Taizé community, as it turns out, is b ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published September 26th 2008 by IVP Books
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Tim
Mar 25, 2014 Tim rated it it was amazing
I noticed this book years ago when it first was released. However, I didn't really have time to read it then and it eventually became lost in my list of other books to read. Recently, though, I have become aware of a couple places in my community that provide services with Taize-type prayers. In light of that, I decided to read this book to learn more about the community and the services that are modeled after it. While I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, I found myself really enjoying the bo ...more
Simon
Jul 12, 2015 Simon rated it really liked it
Sadly, the reading of this book has been done over some several weeks. Santos has produced an accessible introduction to the Taize phenomenon. Part autobiography, part personal faith journal, part travel guide and part analysis, Santos has crafted a piece that speaks to the mind, heart and spirit of the reader. He explores the figure of Brother Roger and his followers. He analyses the monastic character of the Taize community life. He looks at the rhythms of a week viewed through the lens of his ...more
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Jan 02, 2012 Clark Isaacs rated it it was amazing
HISTORY RELIGIOUS ORDER
A Community Called Taizé
A Story of Prayer, Worship and Reconciliation
By: Jason Brian Santos
Published by: Intervarsity Press P. O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, Il 60515-1426
Photographs 33 Taken by author
204 Pages
Softcover $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8308-3525-6

100,000 Pilgrims come to Taizé annually to participate in a unique Christian communal prayer experience where on almost any given day they become a part of this community’s 6,000 worshippers. Jason Brian Santos wrote about this
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Lukas Yohan
Jul 05, 2015 Lukas Yohan rated it really liked it
So, I've read this book one time in a year since I got it in 2013 after my live-in there. Everytime I just finished of while reading each chapter, I'm memorizing all my time in Taizé. The way Santos describe details, surely clear. This book worth to read for they who are going to know Taizé, who are in Taizé, and who have been there once or in multiple times.
Sian Davidson
Jan 19, 2016 Sian Davidson rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by my minister as I am going to Taizé later this year. The book gives a insight into the founding of the community called Taizé. It offers an insight into the daily life there, experiences of others. It offers an insight into why thousands of people go to Taizé each year. A must read for anyone interested in the Taizé community or is thinking of visiting it.
Michelle Burke
Mar 26, 2014 Michelle Burke rated it it was amazing
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I really love this book. if you have ever participated in a Taizé service and want to know about the actual community in France, read this book. I met Santos when I was in Taizé in January and bought the book. I'm passing the book on to my parents when I finish.
Ellen Johnson
Nov 10, 2015 Ellen Johnson rated it liked it
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easy to read explanation of what Taize is but doesn't go very deep. basic introduction.
Jess
May 04, 2012 Jess rated it really liked it
I read this book because I will be travelling to the Taize community in a couple weeks. Though I can't judge yet how well it has prepared me, I found it informative and interesting. I believe it has given me a good idea of what to expect when travelling there, and it has made me more interested in going.


Santos wrote this book for North Americans who wish to learn more about Taize, and he achieved that goal well. The read was informative, entertaining, and easy. I recommend it if you are interest
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Kathy
Sep 27, 2009 Kathy rated it it was amazing
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A modest and wonderful book about a protestant monastic community in France. Pray services are three times daily, and instead of a sermon, the chanting, songs and spoken prayers culminate in silence instead of a sermon. That is something I could really go for.
Kiersten
Sep 16, 2012 Kiersten rated it really liked it
Good read, very interesting. I want to visit Taize now :)
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