Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren released at the end of 2016 to high praise and bestselling sales numbers. Since then it has sold nearly seventy-five-thousand copies and has received such accolades as a starred review in Publishers Weekly and the Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year award from Christianity Today. Given the ongoing interest in the book, IVP is releasing a new hardcover edition of Warren’s masterful work in December 2019 to commemorate the book and its accomplishments.
“When several of us at IVP got acquainted with Tish Harrison Warren and her writing, we knew we had found a winsome and distinctive voice. One that perfectly fit our ethos,” said Cindy Bunch, associate publisher and director of editorial for IVP. “The structure the author put into place for Liturgy of the Ordinary gave her an ideal writing structure, flowing out of both the lines of an ordinary day and of our Sunday worship. At release it was quickly and heartily embraced by readers. As a way to celebrate its success, we are now pleased to offer it in a hardcover format.”
Liturgy of the Ordinary has defied typical publishing sales models, having ongoing steady sales in the months and years since its original release. And the praise continued after the book’s release as well, with reviews in the Chicago Tribune, the Episcopalian magazine The Living Church, and others.
“From the photograph of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the cover, Tish Harrison Warren’s debut work, Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, signals that it’s rooted in the quotidian, the humble humdrum of day-after-day existence,” said Barbara Mahany for the Chicago Tribune. “This is spiritual guidance for the bed-maker, the teeth-brusher, the traffic-snarled among us. This is one ordinary day turned inside out, its hallowed script revealed, liturgical underpinnings exposed. . . . The purity of her vision, the clarity of her writing, makes effortless work of the notion that the small acts of our everydays are what shape us into the sacred vessels we are meant to be.”
The hardcover edition will be available in bookstores and online on December 3, 2019. For more information, please visit ivpress.com/liturgy-of-the-ordinary.