- In Constant Prayer (The Ancient Practices) © 2008
- Thomas Nelson
- 165 pages
This is a beautiful book. It’s not too technical, too profound, or too spiritual: it’s the perfect little volume for anyone considering liturgical prayer for the first time.
Like C. S. Lewis, Benson has a knack for finding the right anecdote to illustrate his point every time. Nothing is flippant or out of place. His prose isn’t preachy, but it still manages to leave you motivated to pray. This book, like the form of prayer it espouses, is beautiful.
If you’re looking for an introduction to the practice of praying the daily offices, this is an excellent primer. You’ll need to buy a prayer book to go with it—I’d recommend Tickle’s The Divine Hours to begin.
Thanks to Brian Lachine for the recommendation.