Reflecting Praise: Music Edition
Edited by June Boyce-Tillman and Janet Wootton
Reflecting Praise is a major new hymnbook for all those concerned with women’s contribution to today’s church. The emphasis is on women’s creativity as poets and musicians rediscovered from every generation and translated into a flexible collection of words and music suitable for a variety of practical needs. Small groups focusing on inclusive language will find it no less stimulating than churches and other large gatherings seeking new material for occasional use. It will prove equally indispensable as a resource for future compilers of other similar anthologies, for writers and musicians, and for scholars involved in reclaiming of women’s past.
Sections on the Being, Incarnation and Spirit of God are included, along with the struggle and joy of building community and living responsibly in the world. Drawing on material from a variety of traditions within Christianity, from other faiths and folk traditions, the editors have compiled a book that will be of interest to all those concerned with contemporary worship.