"A message to the Archbishops and Presiding Bishops of the Anglican Communion concerning the Anglican Way in America". -- front cover.
"We are Episcopalians & Anglicans in the United States of America, who have the particular chosen vocation to keep the tradition of THE COMMON PRAYER -- its use and understanding alive and well. We are the Board of Directors of the Prayer Book Society, which exists to maintain the historic and classic `Book of Common Prayer' (1662/1789/1928) both as a Formulary of the Anglican Way and as a Prayer Book in daily use today". -- Preface, p. 7.
"We ask you, before you make any final decisions about whether or not to press (a) for the provision of 'Flying Bishops' within the E.C.U.S.A. to minister to traditional parishes or (b) for the creation of an entirely new Province of the Anglican Communion in North America, carefully to consider the historical evidence, theological considerations and practical concerns we present to you in the chapters of this book". -- Preface, pp. 8-9.
"The book has been written for us by Dr. Peter Toon and Dr. Louis Tarsitano, who also were the authors of the book, 'The Way, the Truth and the Life. The Anglican Walk with Jesus Christ (St. Peter Publications, Canada) which, in collaboration with the Prayer Book Societies of Australia, Canada and England, we sent to you and all bishops of the Anglican Communion at the time of the Lambeth Conference of 1998." -- Preface, p. 9.
Contents divided into three main parts: The Formation of the American Church -- The Necessity of the Formularies -- The Worship of Almighty God.
Contents: Preface / The Board of Directors of the Prayer Book Society [Philadelphia, Pa.] -- Part One: The Formation of the American Church -- A First Draft of the Anglican Communion -- The American Communion from 1789 -- International Communion and the Formularies -- Part Two: The Necessity of Formularies -- Forms, Formulas and Formularies -- Creation in Form and Shape -- Part Three: The Worship of Almighty God -- The Prayer Book and the Ordinal -- Common Prayer and the Book of Common Prayer -- Epilogue -- Appendix I : A Call for a "Continental Congress" of American Anglicans -- Appendix II : The Virginia Report and Unity -- Appendix III : Does one lead to the other ? Divorce and Remarriage and Homosexual Partnerships.