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The Anglican Way is a guidebook for anyone interested in following Jesus as an Anglican Christian. Written for both the newcomer and the person who wants to go deeper, this book answers hundreds of questions about history, theology, worship, and more. Learn about this ancient but fast-growing branch of the Body of Christ. Let this guide help you as you walk the Anglican Way.
A Methodist pastor, Reverend Robert Pelfrey, wrote this about the book. We think he sums it up well:
The best thing about The Anglican Way is how it covers a broad sweep of life in the Anglican Way without sacrificing the depth that should naturally come with a book about Christian living (though, tragically, all too often does not). Are there books that cover more Anglican history and theology? Yes. Are there books that include more Anglican prayers and liturgy? Of course. Are there books that more completely discuss the particularities and intricacies of the Anglican tradition? Perhaps (though not many).
But is there any book anywhere that covers all of these things -- Anglican history, theology, distinctives, prayers and liturgies, and many other aspects of the balance and complexities of the Anglican Way -- all in one winsome, personal, and very practical volume? I feel sure in saying that there is not.
The Anglican Way is a book born of passion and a lifetime of devotion. McKenzie is obviously both highly knowledgeable of, and deeply committed to, his subject matter. Other traditions would do well to have such a voice. Regardless of one's background or denominational affiliation, there is much here that is instructional...and inspirational.
The Anglican Way is exactly right type of book for me. Thomas McKenzie is a parish pastor in Nashville (and the exact same age as I am I assume since he graduated from high school the same year I did according to one of the stories). He grew up in an Episcopal church, but was not really active until he went to college and was introduced to a charismatic form of Anglicanism.
The first section of the book is about the balance within the Anglican Way (illustrated by the Compass Rose) between Charismatic and Orthodox, Conservative and Liberal, Activist and Contemplative, Evangelical and Catholic. Temperamentally, that type of focus of relationship within theological and practical tension appeals to me. I want to be around, and worshiping with Christians, that are different from me, while still broadly holding to the orthodox tenets of Christianity.
The second section of the book is about basic practice of Anglican Christianity, personal devotion, worship, etc. The third section is on the particulars of Anglican practice, leadership and tradition.
The fourth section is basically the stuff that didn’t naturally fit earlier. What was most interesting in the fourth section is the recent history of the Anglican church, both in the US and around the world. McKenzie is on the conservative wing of the Anglican church, which is where all of the growth in the US that I am aware of is happening. One of the things that I like about Anglican (and Catholic) historic practice is the concept of the parish. That has never really worked in the US because even those traditional parish ideas that worked in other places have been corrupted by US church shopping mentality.
However, the recent controversy in the Anglican world has resulted for the first time in non-geographical diocese with many churches, first falling underneath African bishops and then later non-geographical diocese have been set up to allow more conservative Anglican to either start new churches or switch their allegiance away from the Episcopal Church in the US. McKenzie is part of the Anglican Church in North America, so he is telling the story from the perspective.
Honestly, the ability of the Anglican church to not split in the face of some pretty major disagreement is one of the things that is attractive. Although I think I am probably not as conservative as some of the new Anglican groups and not as liberal as the older US Episcopal Church, the focus on unity in spite of difference is appealing.
Regardless, if you are interested in a theologically orthodox understanding of what the Anglican Way is all about, this is a good place to start. The book is only a few months old and has very good reviews from those that are Anglican themselves from what I can tell.
A note about format. I listened to this as an audiobook read by Thomas McKenzie. While I love audiobooks and McKenzie did a fine job reading, some of the parts of the fourth section are not audio friendly. Timelines and glossaries are really best read and not listened to. I listened to it all, however, and learned lots.
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Having been raised in the Episcopal church I was very interested in how the Anglican Church differs in worship and theology. It was a very helpful explanation.
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If you could sum up The Anglican Way: A Guidebook in three words, what would they be?
What they believe.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
At times it was a bit dry. I would have included more stories of Anglicans.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Thomas McKenzie?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Book a bit dry but it was comprehensive.
A great book for everyone interested in the history of religion and of the miracle of a great, old, religion. I am, like never before, proud to be an Anglican.
I highly recommend it for Episcopalian, Catholic & most all religions for reference & realignment.
I have recently decided to return to Church after not attending since childhood, this book is a great guide and will probably listen to it more the once.
Fr McKenzie is superb and anointed as both author and narrator, it never flagged.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes I would, it is a helpful book that have helped me in understanding my faith better.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
It help me see what is what and why we do something's
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Getting to know the Anglicans
Any additional comments?
Am just great full there is one audio book on this subject.