Poems and Readings for Christenings and Naming Ceremonies

Poems and Readings for Christenings and Naming Ceremonies

by Susannah Steel
     
 

Throughout history we have sought to welcome our children into the world. Whether you choose a religious service, a naming ceremony or simply a gathering of friends or relatives, choosing a reading can be difficult. Poems and Readings For Christenings and Naming Ceremonies is a lovely collection of readings on birth, new life and the joys of children and parenthood

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Throughout history we have sought to welcome our children into the world. Whether you choose a religious service, a naming ceremony or simply a gathering of friends or relatives, choosing a reading can be difficult. Poems and Readings For Christenings and Naming Ceremonies is a lovely collection of readings on birth, new life and the joys of children and parenthood. It gathers together around 150 poems, readings and quotations from various and diverse sources including Biblical and spiritual texts, extracts from classic and modern literature, song lyrics and well-known and less familiar poems. Writers include William Wordsworth, C. Day Lewis, Shakespeare, Bob Dylan and Kahlil Gibran. The collection presents a wealth of literature that will inspire anyone who is either reading at or arranging a christening or a naming ceremony.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This curious little anthology, a sequel of sorts to the publisher's Poems and Readings for Weddings and Civil Partnerships, draws together a dizzyingly wide array of quotations from the likes of Bob Dylan, Sri Chinmoy, Louisa May Alcott, David McCord, Spike Milligan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the Psalms for harvesting and use in christenings and naming ceremonies. VERDICT While the entries are thoughtful, the only organizational principle is alphabetical, and this leaves the innocent reader to figure out unaided how each reading might be used in ceremony. A good resource for the spiritual leader but perhaps incomplete for the layperson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847734037
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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