Reviewed by Dimitri Tsouris
From the Wild Goose Worship Group (the lona Community) comes yet another book which will assist many churches in placing some 'orthodoxy' within their worship group and consequently in the congregations with the resurgence of Celtic Christianity and a positive yearning towards a deep and earthy faith after the blast of fire that now seems to have subsided from differing revivals, there is a real need for Christians to find something permanent and upholding. Such a book goes a great way in helping to place some sense and stability in the worship in our churches. It contains a wealth of different types of worship resources: litanies, meditations, monologues, poems, prayers, readings, scripts and symbolic actions and other suggestions as to how Christ's Passion might be celebrated. The road Jesus took to the cross and beyond is traced, step by step, through Holy Week and Easter that allows people to walk the path with Christ, experiencing echoes in their own lives. The prime purpose of the book is to resource worship which enables people to sense something of the hope, apprehension and desolation which Jesus' friends felt in Lent and Holy Week, before being ambushed by the wholly unexpected, deep joy of Easter. In short, to experience Easter! This book is a must resource for those who are attempting to engage their ongregations, worship groups, youth groups, school assemblies and of course lay and clergy worship leaders and enablers.
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