Free standard shipping on all orders over $55 now through December 7. ORDER TODAY!

live chat
Liturgical Press
Catholic Social Teaching Faith and Justice Ecology Ethics Eucharistic Revival Parish Ministries Liturgical Ministries Preaching and Presiding Parish Leadership Seasonal Resources Worship Resources Sacramental Preparation Ritual Books Music Liturgical Theology The Liturgy of the Church Liturgy and Sacraments Liturgy in History Biblical Spirituality Old Testament Scholarship New Testament Scholarship Wisdom Commentary Little Rock Scripture Study The Saint John's Bible Ecclesiology and Ecumenism Vatican II at 60 Church and Culture Sacramental Theology Systematic Theology Theology in History Aesthetics and the Arts Prayer Liturgy of the Hours Spirituality Biography/Hagiography Daily Reflections Spiritual Direction/Counseling Benedictine Spirituality Cistercian Rule of Saint Benedict and Other Rules Lectio Divina Monastic Studies Oblates Monasticism in History Thomas Merton Religious Life/Discipleship Give Us This Day Worship The Bible Today Cistercian Studies Quarterly Loose-Leaf Lectionary Bulletins PrayTell Blog
Liturgical Press

Creating Uncommon Worship

Transforming the Liturgy of the Eucharist

Richard Giles

Creating Uncommon Worship
Creating Uncommon Worship

ISBN: 9780814615188, 1518

Details: 224 pgs, 6 4/5 x 9 1/5
Publication Date: 01/01/2005
Paperback
$34.95
Quantity    
Add to Cart
In Stock

Creating Uncommon Worship is a groundbreaking resource that seeks to transform the way worship is conducted and experienced. Offering helpful suggestions on how to avoid the common problem of restricting liturgy to words being spoken in the front of the church, Creating Uncommon Worship is filled with ideas on how to enrich the liturgy by creating a context of action, movement, and symbolic expression involving the whole assembly. Creating Uncommon Worship is an essential theological companion that not only provides instruction and inspiration for the clergy and worship leaders, but also fully engages the laity in creating nurturing and challenging worship.

The Reverend Richard Giles is the author of the best-selling Re-pitching the Tent, a guide to reordering the church building. Previously the Anglican vicar of an inner-city parish in Huddersfield, United Kingdom, he was appointed Dean of Philadelphia with the task of reordering the cathedral church in that city.

ISBN: 9780814615188, 1518

Details: 224 pgs, 6 4/5 x 9 1/5
Publication Date: 01/01/2005

Reviews

This book is a timely, tested, and indispensable resource for local faith communities and diocesan liturgical commissions.
Pastoral Music

Worship in the Cathedral is a living experience…there is a fullness of participation that expresses the priesthood of all believers. I am grateful for having been able to share in this profound celebration.
Professor John Polkinghorne

This book's organization and layout provide a medium for the reader to encounter liturgical catechesis and the principles, design, and practice of good liturgy.
Pastoral Music

I have been privileged to be part of profoundly theological, as well as inspirational, worship in which all fully join.
Bishop Frederick Houk Borsch

What a beautiful, awesome, majestic space to worship our God, and with a liturgy to match! I felt truly alive and connected to others and wanted so much to be part of a community that is willing to try new things on our journey.
Patty Frick, Seminary student

Giles describes ideas for the liturgy that can be used or adapted in many settings, explores basic principles, and offers detailed guidelines for developing inspiring liturgies. The text is illustrated with many photographs, provides a selection of supplementary and alternative prayers, and suggests art and liturgical resources.
Theology Digest

Giles begins with principles, then how to manage the change, and lastly the Eucharist. Individuals interested in such changes will have to study their situation and determine how to adapt such changes in their church. For them Liturgy will come to life! Read this book to let you experience why this happens.
Catholic Library World

For Giles, as it should be for every Christian, liturgy unleashes power and passion. And this great work of the community becomes its play taking all beyond time and space that we might better live our present.
Catholic Books Review

From start to finish Giles fulfills his goal to offer �a book for practitioners rather than scholars' (3).
Catholic Books Review