Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive and Compassionate God
These radical prayers break the mould of the "collect" prayers that are so familiar to millions of Christians worldwide. They are the result of the author's struggle with the blandness and predictability of so many of the church's traditional prayers....
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These radical prayers break the mould of the "collect" prayers that are so familiar to millions of Christians worldwide. They are the result of the author's struggle with the blandness and predictability of so many of the church's traditional prayers. Useful for both personal and liturgical devotion, these prayers will both challenge and nourish. Many churches use a traditional collect in their Sunday service. Some of the familiar collects stand out in our minds as we remember their helpful phrases and expressions. But many seem to pass us by as they appear safe or predictable. Graham Turner provides us with an exciting and challenging set of alternative collects. They adopt the direct and gritty style and language often found amongst the Psalms and prophets of the Old Testament, and are honest about the discomfort we often experience as we seek to live lives following Jesus Christ whilst also acknowledging the audacious grace of God towards us.
Graham Turner has led Anglican churches in the UK for over thirty years. The majority of these have been in multicultural urban communities. Through social businesses and other creative approaches he has strived to overcome injustice in all its forms while also exploring a range of Christian spiritualities to help deepen his faith and the faith of others. Before studying theology for the ordained ministry, he served an engineering apprenticeship and obtained an honours degree in electronic engineering. In 2015 he moved on from parish ministry to become a full-time chaplain at a prison in the n