|Publication Date: 18 Jul 2019|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 192|
|ISBN-13: 9780281081578, 9780281081585|
The Spiritual Formation of Evelyn Underhill
At the heart of the book is the idea of a ‘long obedience in the same direction’: Underhill’s life had purpose and meaning as a result of the Baron’s spiritual direction and the soul care she tirelessly bestowed on others.
‘the most extensive and inviting introduction’ . . . 'a brilliantly written book'
[On EVELYN UNDERHILL’S PRAYER BOOK] For those who love Evelyn Underhill and her many writings this Prayer Book is a real find! Here in this handsomely produced book is her compilation of prayers from the saints, theologians, liturgical texts, and her own prayers. These served as a resource in her work as a pioneering retreat leader and spiritual director. Reading these prayers puts the reader in the company of a woman of profound wisdom and deep prayerfulness. Her love of God and care for others is palpable.
. . . the slim Foreword by Eugene Peterson is a fine pointer to the banquet of a read that Robyn has so well prepared on the finest of tables – she has served Underhill well and wisely.
In the diocese of Chelmsford we have always treasured our association with Evelyn Underhill and her love for what is now our Retreat House at Pleshey. It was therefore tremendously exciting to discover her handwritten collection of prayers. This book now makes those prayers available to everyone. To read them and to pray them though is to enter into the heart and experience the spirituality of one of the most significant Christian writers of the 20th century.