Harold M. Daniels (email@example.com) was editor of the influential Book of Common Worship (1993), a new edition that replaced previous service books in the Presbyterian Church. He is also author of To God Be the Glory: The Story & Sources of the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003) and a retired minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who served for many years as director of the denominational Office of Worship.
Articles by this author:
- Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1906 Book of Common Worship
It started quietly enough. In 1903, acting on two overtures calling for the preparation of worship forms for congregational use, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the USA voted to form a committee to prepare a “Book of Simple Forms and Services.” The book was to be firmly rooted in Scripture and Reformed usage, avoid ritualism, embody sound doctrine, and enable a fuller participation of the people in the worship of God.