This book is a guide to the Anglican church for those already travelling an Anglican path as well as for those who wish to explore it. Patricia Bays, who knows and loves her church, writes about all aspects of Anglicanism in an approachable style. She takes us from Celtic and Tudor England through the Reformation and Industrial Revolution to 21st century Canada and describes how the Anglican Church has met the challenges of change. Topics include: Is there an Anglican theology? How do Anglicans make ethical decisions? What happens when we become ill or die? Who are the Anglicans?
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With so many others, I welcome the update… It is an excellent overview of a church whose heart beats with a deep desire to proclaim the gospel through beautiful liturgy and loving outreach; in tending the suffering and working for peace and justice; and in caring for the earth, stewarding its resources for the benefit of generations to come.
For many pastors, it’s a book we will keep within reach for quick reference…
It’s informative, inspiring, and inviting. It’s a wonderful introduction for those who may be exploring Christian faith in general and the Anglican tradition in particular. It’s an excellent resource for…preparing men and women for baptism and confirmation. It’s a superb guide for those seeking reception into The Anglican Church of Canada. And for the rest of us, it’s a succinct refresher course in the spirit, ethos, and polity of being Christian in the Anglican way.
The Most Reverend Fred J. Hiltz, Primate, The Anglican Church of Canada