Recommended Anglican Resources: The Ultimate Anglican Reading List


Essential Anglican Resources

If you’re new to the Anglican tradition (or you’d just like to learn more about it), you should read an introduction to Anglicanism and purchase a copy of the Book of Common Prayer.

Note: Links to books below are Amazon affiliate links. Also, check out the Anglican Compass bookstore page for all Anglican Compass titles!

First, read an introduction to Anglicanism.

You should start with Anglican Compass’s very own Simply Anglican, by Winfield Bevins!

Here are other introductions to Anglicanism:

(Keep in mind that the Anglican Compass website is an introduction to Anglicanism as well! Take a look at our “FAQ: Frequent Anglican Questions” as a starting point.)

Then, buy a Book of Common Prayer.

If you’d like to learn more about the Book of Common Prayer (AKA, the “BCP” or “Prayer Book”), click here to read our Rookie Anglican Guide to the BCP. As you’ll learn, you’ve got some options when it comes to the BCP.


The Ultimate Anglican Reading List

OK, now that we’ve covered the essentials, here is the rest of our Ultimate Anglican Reading List, arranged first by topic and then alphabetically by author last name

Anglican Reference Works

The Book of Common Prayer

Anglican History

Important Anglican Primary Sources

Anglican Theology

Commentaries on the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion

This is an important subset of works on Anglican theology. For many more resources and free PDFs available online, see Resources on the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion at the Prydain blog. Thanks to Prydain for many of the linked PDFs below.

For excellent editions of Browne, Griffith Thomas, Litton, and Rodgers, order from the Reformed Episcopal Church.

Other Works on/of Anglican Theology

Anglican Liturgy

Daily Office Resources

(Looking for some modern music to accompany the Daily Office? Check out Sunrise: Songs for the Morning by Elise Massa and Matins & Vespers by Liturgical Folk!)


Other Anglican Resources