Posted by: fatherdan | September 18, 2012

The Ministry of Healing and the Gospel of Hope

Prayers for Healing from the Anglican Tradition (Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 2010) has been an extraordinary success.  It is now in its fifth printing and sales continue to be strong.  Anglican clergy, lay visitors,lay anointers have consistently found this to be the most useful book available for pastoral visiting in hospitals and in homes.  The strength of the collection is that it is drawn entirely from the Anglican liturgical and pastoral traditions, featuring prayers from authorized prayer books from around the Anglican Communion.  When these prayers are prayed we are praying not only with brothers and sisters around the world, but also with brothers and sisters across the ages.

Another element of the book that has been deeply appreciated is the inclusion of pastoral rubrics that accompany each set of carefully selected prayers.  This collection at once a resource for praying, and at the same time, a pastoral guidebook.  Also included are suggestions for biblical passages and psalms that can be offered alongside the prayers.  Those wishing to introduce a parish healing liturgy will appreciate the ready access to a litany for healing that can be used in such services.

Thanks to the success of this book, Fr. Dan is preparing a new book, The Ministry of Healing and the Gospel of Hope.  This little book, inspired by his many lectures and retreat talks on the healing ministry, continues to encourage those engaged in the healing ministry to envision healing in the most expansive way.  In the book, Fr. Dan suggests that the healing ministry is actually a sacrament of the Gospel of Hope.  In a broken and hurting world in which fear drives us in two directions, either into despair or into the realm of illusion, facing the reality of our suffering and recognizing the healing hand of Christ in our lives in new and unexpected ways unveils for us a vision of hope that is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Watch this space for more information on this new and exciting book as it becomes available!

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Posted by: fatherdan | August 18, 2010

Prayers for Healing now in Fourth Printing!

We are pleased to announce that Prayers for Healing from the Anglican Tradition is now its fourth printing!  The author and publisher are grateful to all those who have made this book an astounding success since its publication in January 2010.  We are very interested in hearing from those who have already purchased a copy and are using it.  Please send us your feedback at fr.daniel.graves@gmail.com or post your comments to this page. Father Dan recently wrote about how the book came together in the October edition of the Toronto Anglican Newspaper.

Posted by: fatherdan | April 16, 2010

Prayers for Healing now into Third Printing!

This week, the third printing of Prayers for Healing from the Anglican Tradition arrived in stores.  The author, publisher, and distributor are grateful to all who have purchased copies to date.  The book is also the subject of an April 16th, 2010 Christian Week story by Mags Storey.  Also, watch for an excerpt from the introduction of the book in an upcoming edition of the Toronto Anglican newspaper. Fr. Graves has attended several events and signings, with several more planned for the near future (click on the appearances tab, above, for dates and locations).   If you would like to schedule an event for your parish or group please contact the author at fr.daniel.graves@gmail.com

Although Prayers for Healing from the Anglican Tradition has only been on sale for just under six weeks, the first print-run is almost sold out and a second print-run has been ordered and will be arriving in stores soon!  In other news, international distribution has now been arranged and international customers and international trade booksellers are now able to order from Forward Movement in the U.S.  (see the ordering page for details)

Prayers for Healing from the Anglican Tradition is a new resource intended for clergy, lay visitors, lay anointers, chaplains, parish nurses, liturgy planners and prayer groups, compiled from official prayer books from around the Anglican Communion.  The compiler, the Rev. Daniel F. Graves, a priest and writer in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, offers a theological introduction to the expansive and holistic nature of prayer in the Anglican Tradition and includes pastoral rubrics with each section detailing how the prayers might be used within various pastoral and liturgical contexts.

Prayers for Healing from the Anglican Tradition is a new resource aimed at clergy and lay ministers of healing and will be useful both for liturgies of the church and hospital or home visitation.  Compiled by the Rev. Daniel F. Graves, a priest of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, this collection is comprised of healing prayers from official prayer books from around the Anglican Communion.  Fr. Graves provides an introduction to collection with some reflections on healing prayer in the Anglican Tradition and also provides pastoral rubrics for use of the prayers.  The collection is published by ABC Publishing (Anglican Book Centre) and distributed by Augsburg Fortress Canada.  $13.95 CDN + GST

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