Weekly Giveaway (02/24)
"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." - St. Augustine
Because I've built up a large collection of duplicate books and resources, each week I'm giving away one or more of these items, absolutely free, no strings attached.
You can enter anytime during the week for this week's giveaway, with a new one beginning each Friday. Check out a list of the past giveaways, go here.
Eastertide: Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours
by Phyllis Tickle
Today's giveaway is perfect for Lent. Phyllis Tickle's Eastertide (Paperback, Galilee Trade, 255 pages) contains Morning, Mid-Day, and Evening prayers for each day during this season, all in the form of the Divine Office. If you've never heard of the Divine Office (also known as the Liturgy of the Hours), or have been too intimidated to approach it, this is a helpful doorway into the practice. From Amazon:
"In her acclaimed trilogy, The Divine Hours, Phyllis Tickle introduced modern Christians to the time-honored practice of "praying the hours." In this exquisite new volume, she provides a vibrant program of prayer dedicated to the anticipation of Christ’s resurrection.
Beginning with Ash Wednesday and moving through Lent and on to Easter Sunday, Eastertide provides the daily prayers that bring practitioners into the full spirit of this season. Each day is filled with psalms, readings from the Bible, and hymns of praise and worship, just as they appear in the larger volume, The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime. Newcomers to this beloved tradition will find that Eastertide is the perfect introduction to joining the ancients in the tradition of fixed-hour prayer."
In order to win this week's giveaway, leave a comment below answering this question:
Have you ever prayed the Divine Office?
The winning comments will be randomly selected on Friday morning using a random number generator, and the giveaway will be sent out, free-of-charge, shortly thereafter to the three winners.
In the future I'll be giving away many more books and resources--sometimes multiple items per giveaway. So check back next Friday!
Update: The drawing is closed for the week of Friday, February 24. Congratulations to Andy O. for winning this week! Check your e-mail for instructions on receiving the book. If you don't see an e-mail from me, check your spam box--apparently e-mails with "giveaway" in the subject line often end up there.