One of the treasures of Anglican spirituality has been its authorised book of Common Prayer, helpful both for personal devotion and public liturgical worship. The prayer book of 1662 has served Anglicals well, and for longer than its English authors might have imagined. Now, all over the Anglican world, prayer books more suitable to local and contemporary needs are finding favour. Though new in language and content, A New Zealand Prayer Book, He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa, preserves the methods of Anglican spirituality and incorporates the best liturgical insights modern scholarhisp provides. It is also more faithful to the earliest liturgical traditions of the Church and allows more flexibility than the book of 1662.--From the Preface.