Hobby enthusiasts have gear. Athletes have gear. Believe it or not, disciples have gear. Our gear serves to make us athletes of prayer and enthusiasts for a kingdom which shall not pass away.
What gear is needed for Christian discipleship in the Anglican Tradition? Two simple things: the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer.
Recommended additions include a complimentary Bible translation (see below), a St. Augustine’s Prayer Book, and a hymnal.
Each household should have at least one text only Bible and one Study Bible.
One translation should be a 20th Century translation in the great tradition of the King James Version (RSV, ESV). A modern translation is also recommended for comparison and compliment (NIV, NLT).
Specific favorites are in italics.
TEXT ONLY (NO NOTES)
New International Version (NIV)
New Living Translation (NLT)
STUDY BIBLES (NOTES AND HELPS)
Traditional St. Augustine’s Prayer Book
available online here
These are books for daily use. With time they will become well-worn, indispensable tools promoting growth “in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pt. 3:18).
In future posts I will offer recommendations for spiritual reading and study for disciples starting, continuing, and extending a walk with Jesus.
Grace and peace,