The Divine Hours (Volume One): Prayers for Summertime - Phyllis Tickle

The Divine Hours (Volume One): Prayers for Summertime

By Phyllis Tickle

  • Release Date: 2000-03-14
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 2.5
From 7 Ratings


The first volume in a trilogy of prayer manuals compiled by Publishers Weekly religion editor Phyllis Tickle as a contemporary Book of Hours to guide Christians gently yet authoritatively through the daily offices.

The Divine Hours is the first major literary and liturgical reworking of the sixth-century Benedictine Rule of fixed-hour prayer. This beautifully conceived and thoroughly modern three-volume guide will appeal to the theological novice as well as to the ecclesiastical sophisticate. Making primary use of the Book of Common Prayer and the writings of the Church Fathers, The Divine Hours is also a companion to the New Jerusalem Bible, from which it draws its Scripture readings. The trilogy blends prayer and praise in a way that, while extraordinarily fresh, respects and builds upon the ancient wisdom of Christianity.

The first book in the set, Prayers for Summertime, filled with prayers, psalms, and readings, is one readers will turn to again and again. Compact in size, it is perfect for those seeking greater spiritual depth. As a contemporary Book of Hours, The Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime heralds a renewal of the tradition of disciplined daily prayer, and will whet the hunger of a large and eager audience for the follow-up autumn/winter and spring volumes.


  • Fix format

    By butterflymama
    I agree with other comment. Please fix the format and then I will buy all of them!
  • Great book- poor format

    By NRbeto
    Being a fan of the Divine Hours I was so excited to have such a large book condensed to my phone. While the beauty of the structure and language conveys well, the dates on the digital version are completely absent!!! This makes it near impossible to locate the appropriate vesper unless you are starting on the first of the month. Fix this and the digital book would be perfect.