Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

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In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians.

In accessible, pastoral terms Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter help readers to dig deeper and apply Williams's insights to their own lives.

3 comments on “Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer”

  1. Brief and excellent read! I wish this book was longer! Other than that I don't have any negative comments about this book. I particularly liked the section on prayer however. In particular, his discussion of Origen, Gregory of Nyssa and John Cassian's thoughts on prayer. If nothing else, I'm taking away on prayer the two tips: 1) Pray frequently and briefly. 2) When I get distracted, say "O God, make speed to save me."

  2. A short and easy read about some of what Rowan Williams thinks is ... A short and easy read about some of what Rowan Williams thinks is fundamental to being a Christian. I appreciated some of the stories and metaphors as a lifelong Christian. Sometimes going back to the basics and hearing a fresh perspective can open one's eyes to the wonder of it all again. I only wish the book were longer, but it seems to be written for a lay audience, in easy to understand language. I will probably get one of his other books as I really enjoyed this one.

  3. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have I have read this small book that inspires one's soul to reflect on Baptism, Bible, Eucharist and Prayer. While "Being Christian" will have a special appeal to Anglicans and Episcopalians, it has a way of drawing others in. Written by the former Arch Bishop of the Anglican Communion, Rowan Williams writes with a clear, concise way that is understandable to the common Christian. If one wants to grow in gratitude, I highly suggest this book, "Being Christian". I hope you enjoy...

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