Foreword by Eugene Peterson Preface by Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, who was delighted to hear of the discovery of the prayer books and wrote to Robyn Wrigley-Carr, 'they surely must be published.' He suggested SPCK as the publisher and is completely behind project Prayers modernized for accessibility Divided into sections such as suffering, hope, Christ, etc, with a full index for ease of use Features a book plate showing a page of the original two-colour text (calligraphy) and photographs of Evelyn Underhill Includes an accessible introduction by Robyn Wrigley-Carr to Evelyn Underhill - her significance as a woman theologian, writer in mysticism and retreat leader; also tells the story of how the prayer books were rediscovered and provides notes on the main themes in the prayers It's rare to discover a personal book of prayers belonging to an important spiritual author after such a long period Will appeal to an educated popular audience with or without an affiliation to the Church
Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacificist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. Dr Robyn Wrigley-Carr is senior lecturer in Theology and Spirituality at Alphacrusis College, Sydney, Australia. She has a Masters degree in Spiritual Theology from Regent College, Vancouver, and was awarded a PhD by the University of St Andrews in 2013 for her doctorate on Baron Friedrich von Hugel, Evelyn Underhill's spiritual director of whom she said, 'I owe my spiritual life'.