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Divine Hours : Prayers for Springtime

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  272 ratings  ·  11 reviews
"A welcome remedy for the increasing number of lay Christians who have rediscovered the daily offices. Tickle puts each day's prayers, psalms, readings, and refrains-everything you need-in one place. The rhythm that Tickle's book establishes gives one a stronger sense of participating in an ancient, worldwide but very personal liturgy."
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Hardcover, 688 pages
Published October 16th 2001 by Doubleday (first published 2001)
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Joshua Casey
If this is your first intro to fixed-hour prayer, Divine Hours can seem a little heavy. You might want to first try Common Prayer by Claiborne. However, this amazing series gives a much deeper journey into the practice as it includes 3 unique prayers for each day and a set of daily prayers for each month's compline. It also includes various special weeks for the high seasons of the Church. Following the BCP, with readings primarily from the Jerusalem Bible, and excerpts from Christians of many t ...more
I was introduced to "Praying the Hours" during a spiritual disciplines retreat. Though I am a Protestant, and this discipline is practiced mostly by Catholics (though it should be noted the author is a member of the Episcopal Church) , I was enchanted by it. I found "Praying the Hours" to be a comforting and meditative discipline that forced to me to stop my frenetic mind periodically throughout the day to focus on God, who He is, what He has done and what He has said. It helps me to slow down, ...more

I've used the Divine Hours books for several years. Well put together. Good quality throughout. I think they can now only be purchased new as paperback which is too bad as the hard cover edition will stay open on your desk or table. The p'back will not.
I'm falling in love with praying the hours and Tickle's collection is an excellent guide for someone who isn't part of a mainline church group.
Apr 15, 2014 Lily rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Resource for practice of Christian meditation/prayer
Recommended to Lily by: Pastor W.
A lovely reference and resource. Personally, too much to use all of it for daily practice, but wonderful for periods or used partially as time, needs, and desires permit. Has a section for use during Lent and Easter. Based on ancient Benedictine hours, with a Morning Office, Midday Office, Vespers Office, and Compline (Night Office).

Like the care of the publishing and binding of the hardcopy, even included ribbon marker (not certain about more recent editions).
It's simply a well-organized aid to structured prayer and worship. I have not followed it religiously (I have trouble with that), but I use it from time to time to help me get back on track. It's organized by day, week, and month within a season of the liturgical calendar. I recommend starting with any one of the three volumes in this set, depending on today's date (the time of year).
Darlene Hull
I love the rhythm of praying the hours, even though, as a Protestant, it's not really part of my culture. These books make it so easy! I love these books.
I like all of Phyllis Tickle's divine hours books. They are a great combination of scriptures, hymns, and poems that really have helped my prayer life!
This is the Spring version. With this one, I will have completed my first year of "praying the hours." What a fascinating process.
I have used The Divine Hours for three years now and find them beneficial for helping to center my prayer times.
Jun 04, 2008 Nate rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: spiritual-life
See my review for The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime
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PHYLLIS TICKLE, founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, is frequently quoted in sources like USA TODAY, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, NY TIMES, as well as in electronic media like PBS, NPR, THE HALLMARK CHANNEL, etc., Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subj
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