Be Still and Know was first published by Fount Paperbacks, London, in 1982, and Seabury Press, new York, in 1983 -- verso of t.-p.
"This book has a single theme, but its two parts are difference in form. The first is a study of the Prayer of Jesus and the understanding of prayer in St. Paul, St. John and the Letter to the Hebrews as well as in the story of the Transfiguration. The second part is more directly pastoral in form, and deals with some of the practical aspects of Christian praying, with a digression on some lessons from the English Mystics of the fourteenth century and the Spanish Mystics of the sixteenth, in the belief that they speak to our contemporary world" -- Preface.
"We have written this book to go hand in hand with 'Lights that Shine: How Christians can fulfil their call to mission'. .... We have written 'Brushing up on Believing' to partner 'Lights that Shine', because the more deeply we believe the more brightly our lights will shine. .... In this book there are two sections, one on the basic Christian doctrines and the other on the Lord's Prayer. .... We have included material at the end of each chapter with questions for discussion, prayers and meditations". -- Intro.
"For the Decade of Evangelism -- teaching material suitable for new or young Christians, or those wanting to `brush up' on the essentials." -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / George Carey -- Introduction / Shelagh Brown and Gavin Reid -- Part ONE -- God the Father -- God the Son -- God and Holy Spirit -- Sons and Daughters of God -- Being Christ in the World -- The Last Things -- Part TWO -- Our Father -- Hallowed be Your Name -- Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done -- Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread -- Forgive Us Our Sins -- Lead Us Not Into Temptation -- Sources of Quoted Material.
Contents: Authors -- Introduction / Ian Bunting --Celebrating the Anglican Way / George Carey -- Part 1: Believing the Anglican Way -- 1. The Anglican Character / Stephen Sykes -- 2. Church and society / John Habgood -- 3. Anglican belief / Bruce Kaye -- 4. A worldwide communion / Michael Nazir-Ali -- Part 2: Belonging in the Anglican Church -- 5. Anglican origins and ethos / Elizabeth Culling -- 6. The Anglican way of worship / Michael Vasey -- 7. Word and sacrament / Philip Seddon -- 8. Churchmanship / Jonathan Baker -- Part 3: Following the Anglican Way -- 9. Praying our way through life / Graham Piggott -- 10. Sharing our faith in the world / Amiel Osmaston and Alison White -- 11. Care and change in our society / Lawrence Osbern -- Part 4: Appreciating Anglican structures -- 12. Orders and officers of the church / David Sceats -- 13. Church government / Michael Botting -- 14. Church buildings / Richard and Sarah Burton -- Part 5: The Way Ahead -- 15. The Anglican future / Ian Bunting -- 16. Praying with the church -- Further reading -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
Colophon: Designed and typeset by Kenneth Burnley at Typograph, Irby, Wirral, Cheshire. Printed and bound in Great Britain by Mackays of Chatham PLC, Chatham, Kent.
OTCH Note: The essay "Orders and officers of the church" is particularly useful for brief histories and descriptions of individuals and bodies such as: all orders of clergy (bishop, priest, deacon), parish, deanery, diocese, etc.
"Copyright 1975, 1982 by Monica Furlong. This a reprint of the edition originally published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1975." -- verso of t.-p.
"I do not see Christian allegiance as a matter of adopting simple answers and I distrust those who thrust them upon others, particularly if they are urging various kinds of heroic behaviour which the speakers are not required to practice themselves -- the heterosexual urging sexual abstinence on the homosexual, celibate priests urging married women not to use contraceptive, or the happily married condemning divorce." "I originally wrote these pieces for the 'Church Times'". -- Preface, pp. 8, 9.
Contents: Preface dated London, 1982 / Monica Furlong --Six Kinds of Loving -- The Seven Deadly Sins -- Seven Christian Words -- Prayer and Pre-Prayer -- Four Last Things -- Seven Uncertainties.
Contents of Six Kinds of Loving section: 1. Love on Oneself -- 2. Love in the Family -- 3. Love in Marriage -- 4. Love of Neighbour -- 5. Love of One's Enemies -- 6. The Love of God.
Contents of The Seven Deadly Sins section: 1. The Seven-Finger Exercise -- 2. Envy -- 3. Gluttony -- 4. Lust -- 5. Sloth -- 6. Avarice -- 7. Anger -- 8. Pride.
Contents of Seven Christian Words section: 1. Conversion -- 2. Sacrament -- 3. Poverty -- 4. Clergy -- 5. Confession -- 6. Fellowship -- 7. Suffering.
Contents of Prayer and Pre-Prayer section: 1. What Do You Mean, Prayer ? -- 2. Letting the Mind Run Down -- 3. Towards Stillness -- 4. Deepening Awareness -- 5. Space for Prayer -- 6. Waiting for God -- 7. Respecting Bodily Needs -- 8. Prayer of Petition -- 9. Prayer of Intercession -- 10. Grumbling at God -- 11. Prayer of Asceticism -- 12. Prayer in the Group -- 13. The Conundrum of Prayer.
Contents of The Four Last Things section: 1. Death -- 2. Judgement -- 3. Hell -- 4. Heaven,
Contents of Seven Uncertainties section: 1. 'Christian Answers' Tend to Oversimplify -- 2. The Problem of Abortion -- 3. The Church's Attitude to Women -- 4. Sex before Marriage -- 5. Marriage and Putting Asunder -- 6. Homosexuality -- 7. Pornography -- 8. Ideals and Idols.
"St. Luke writes that following the Ascension of the Lord, the disciples were gathered in an upper room 'constantly devoting themselves to prayer'." "Since those first days of the church, the time between Ascension Day and the Day of Pentecost has been marked by calls to prayer for strength and wisdom in bearing a faithful witness to the gospel, for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit to grace and guide the church in every age". "In the spirit of that long-standing tradition, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, in 2016, invited 'a wave of prayer' across the Church of England. The response, according to Justin Welby, was 'astonishing'. Thousands of people joined in -- not just Anglicans, but people of many other denominations, too, and not just in England, but many other countries around the world. The response inspired the archbishops to launch 'Thy Kingdom Come', a global call to prayer between Ascension Day and the Day of Pentecost, 2017". Archbishop Fred Hiltz has called on the Anglican Church of Canada to participate. Article includes day by day prayer intentions with image of the logo of the 10-day global prayer initiative "Thy Kingdom Come".
"People in two dioceses on opposite sides of the globe have taken part in their first joint annual prayer day. The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt. Rev. James Newcome, and the Bishop of Northern Argentina, the Rt. Rev. Nick Drayson sent reciprocal messages of greeting. The prayer day builds on work that has been ongoing for more than twenty years to build stronger ties between the two diocese. Since 1995 there have been a number of visits to and from Northern Argentina. There's also been prayerful support for a number of projects including a soup kitchen and medical services, refurbishment of a property as a home for Bishop Nick and ways to restore Christian faith within Amerindian families". [Text of entire article.]
"Prayer is a lifeline for us as individual Christians and as part of the body of Jesus Christ. It was Jesus who taught us to pray and He encouraged us to ask for anything in his name. When I meet members of the Communion in different countries around the world I frequently hear stories of the transforming power of prayer, so it is very fitting that this issue of Anglican World has a focus on prayer and making space for spiritual development".
Pastoral letter from the 13th Primates Meeting intended for distribution on Pentecost 2003. The letter spoke about: theological education, which is facing different kinds of crisis in all provinces; HIV/AIDS and the churches continuing engagement with sufferers; the nature of communion itself, and of our shared communion in Christ; human sexuality; a proposed Anglican Gathering in 2008; an invitation to prayer.