"The original Episcopal Handbook, published in 2008, was an instant classic and has been a bestseller ever since. Still providing helpful and insightful information about the Episcopal ethos with a ertain amount of whimsy and complete accessibility, this revision maintains the best features of the original work, but adds an update and an expansion on the church today.
In addition to updating out-of-date references, the revision highlights Episcopal diversity--including more women and people of color in the biographical material--as well as focusing more on Episcopalians rather than Anglicans. Some new illustrations are included as well.
Some material originally presented in tabular form has been adapted into a more accessible narrative format. This includes new sections on church governance, the origins of religious belief, and a capsule summary of church history. The glossary has also been expanded.
The goal is to provide a book suitable for a wide range of uses and settings: for Sunday schools, confirmations, inquirer classes--and for everyone from visitors to vestries. The revision brokers an incredible compendium of information in an informal, user-friendly, and accessible format.
For lifelong Episcopalians, newcomers, and those wishing to sample and explore the
beliefs and organization of the denomination."