The book is outstanding and beautifully done. An incredible amount of work went into collecting and assembling the materials that make this Treasury a genuine treasure of the Word of God. The selection of Psalms and hymns and writings, as well as the careful crafting and collating of collects, all assigned to serve and support the readings of Holy Scripture appointed to each day, is really nothing short of astounding. The loving care with which this was put together in a book to be proud of is evident from cover to cover. Heartfelt thanks to CPH, to the editor and his crew, for so faithfully serving the Church with this new prayer book.
The seven things I like best about the Treasure of Daily Prayer are:
(1.) It is simple and straightforward to use within the home and family.
(2.) The material appointed for each day is manageable and self-contained in the same place within the book.
(3.) The full scope of Holy Scripture is covered in the course of the year.
(4.) The seasonal contours of the Church Year are followed and respected.
(5.) The sanctoral cycle is fully represented and richly supported.
(6.) The Psalmody, hymnody, writing and collect for each day work together in harmony with the Scripture readings, so that devotion is directed by that Word of God as the foundation.
(7.) The Lenten catecheses on the six chief parts.
It is my hope and prayer that families, in particular, will each purchase a copy (or copies) of the Treasury, and will not only own it but use it on a regular basis within the home. In this, the Name of the Lord will be glorified, His Gospel will have free course among us, faith will be strengthened and increased, and the sweet incense of prayer will ascend to the Father in Christ.
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