During its short history, St. Patrick’s Church has been a place where persons exploring Anglicanism and the liturgical church have found a home. Many of us come from non-liturgical evangelical backgrounds. However, God has stirred in our hearts a desire to live our faith in a liturgical, sacramental setting but without giving up the things we care deeply about from our evangelical heritage – biblical authority, committment to mission and evangelism and a vibrant piety.
If you are exploring Anglicanism, here are three great reads to get your journey started.
The Accidental Anglican is written by Anglican Bishop Todd Hunter. Bp. Hunter used to be the president of the Vineyard Churches and a church planter in that tradition. Recently God has led him into the Anglican world and now he serves as a Bishop in The Anglican Mission – a missionary jurisdiction in North America of the Anglican Church of Rwanda (click the picture for a link to the book).
Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail is written by the late Robert Webber. The book describes Webber’s own journey from fundamentalism to the liturgical church. Included are a number of testimonies from people who moved in the Anglican way from evangelical backgrounds (click the picture for a link to the book).
Written by Mark Galli, editor at Christianity Today, Beyond Smells and Bells explains and outlines the meaning of Anglican worship and liturgy. Galli is member of an Anglican church in the Chicago area and explains the liturgy in a clear and concise manner(click the picture for a link to the book).