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Praying the dark hours

Canterbury Press, 2011
RRP $29.95

Reviewed by Wendy Scott, Kenmore Uniting Church.

This 200-page paperback is a great source of comfort and direction for group or individual prayers.

There is a short paragraph for each day of the year plus readings, psalms and responsive prayers of the style used in formal and catholic services.

The book is a compilation of four previously published works by the author, and left in these sections.

Some of the prayers pack a punch, demanding a personal reassessment, whilst others provide the comfort of a warm hug.

Others already have asked me to share this book.

It will be well travelled, though I hope it comes back to me later.

This is not a read-straight-through and ignore book.

Home groups, churches and individuals would all benefit from having this volume.