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365 Days Of Yes
Daily Prayers And Readings For A Missional People
by Church Mission Society
Publisher:Canterbury Press imprint of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
What an incredibly different journey through the year, small glimpses and reflections from the letters of our friends serving in mission around the world with CMS (Church Mission Society). It's a way of helping those of us not away on mission to remember those on mission, but more than that it's a way for those of us at home to become as those on mission, it's a stretch out across boundaries and a reach into intentional mission communities. All of us can be active missioners no matter where we are or who we are if we actively try to reach out to those who don't yet know Christ, or who do but are on the margins of our society. What a witness this book can be daily to those looking to be more involved whether through thought and prayer or through action. I like the way the days are listed by their names in the Lectionary rather than the day/month or number of days in the year - this very much brings it into the liturgical model of the church and reflects the commitment of mission within the church, and in it's own way identifies the church being made manifest to those outside it too - it's a good bridging step in the way all good mission is.
As someone who feels called to intentional missional living through her daily job and life here in the UK, I felt very blessed by this book and will be using this alongside of my usual Common Prayer – a liturgy for ordinary radicals throughout 2013.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (12/11/12)