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Teach Us to Pray: Prayer in the Bible and the World [Paperback]

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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Pages   362
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   1.18 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2002
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1592440495  
ISBN13  9781592440498  

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D. A. Carson

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don't Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, A Peculiar Glory, and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College. Formerly, he served as senior minister of Philadelphia's historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written or edited more than 40 books, including the popular title Loving the Way Jesus Loves, and has lectured and preached at universities and seminaries worldwide.

Bryan Chapell is the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, Illinois. He is also the host of a daily half-hour radio Bible teaching program, Unlimited Grace, and the founder and chairman of Unlimited Grace Media ( Bryan previously served as the president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the author of a number of books, including Holiness by Grace.

Ligon Duncan (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is the chancellor & CEO and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served as the senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, for seventeen years. He is a cofounder of Together for the Gospel, a senior fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and was the president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012. Duncan has edited, written, or contributed to numerous books. Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children and live in Jackson, Mississippi.

D. A. Carson currently resides in Deerfield, in the state of Illinois. D. A. Carson was born in 1959.

D. A. Carson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 9Marks
  2. Bible Savvy
  3. Gospel Coalition
  4. Gospel Coalition Booklets
  5. Pillar New Testament Commentary

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Library of study on (Christian) prayer  Jul 27, 2003
This book, coordinated and contributed to by Don Carson, is a treasury of studies on prayer from an evangelical/protestant Christian perspective.

The book is comprised of essays written by 20 individuals from around the world in collaboration. These are arranged topically in 4 major sections:
* Biblical Theology of Prayer - various articles studying how prayer is viewed and exercised in different parts of the Bible (e.g., one chapter is titled, "Prayer in the general epistles")* Prayer and Spirituality - comparison of how prayer is looked at in other major world religions, as compared to evangelical/protestant practice. This is respectful of other religions, while holding confidence in its (and my) own beliefs.
* Some Lessons in Prayer from the World-Wide Church - a look at Christian prayer practiced on 4 different continents. This - in conjunction with the choice of contributing authors - is very valuable; it breaks the assumption of most writers that the things they see in their life are what happen in the whole world.
* The Challenge to Pray.

This is not a light book that you should expect to lay in your hammock and casually read. Its pages are packed with thoughtful content, rather than relying on large fonts and wide margins to make the book appear valuable. To maximise what you get from this book, please take a couple things with you to the hammock when you're ready to read:
* Your Bible. The authors don't pontificate, but argue their points based on scripture (with better contextual faithfulness than I find in much evangelical literature too). The editor doesn't fatten the book further by copying quotes from the Bible, since the intended audience already has a copy of that source; you will want to have a copy handy, and to be ready to look up passages rather than speed-read through the book.
* A prayerful attitude. This is written thoughtfully, but it is intended not as a purely academic work but rather to encourage Christian believers to engage in Godly prayer. As such, read it prayerfully, so that God's indwelling spirit may speak to you through it.


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