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Overview Combines spiritual guidance with the prayers of religious figures throughout history, including Jesus, Solomon, a Bushman, the Egyptian Copts, Augustine, Clement of Alexandria, and the former Archbishop of South Africa himself. Reprint.
Publishers Description Prayer, our conversation with God, needs no set formulas or flowery phrases. It often needs no words at all. But for most believers, the words of others can be a wonderful aid to devotion, especially when these words come from faithful fellow pilgrims. "An African Prayer Book" is just such an aid, for in this collection all the spiritual riches of the vast and varied continent of Africa are bravely set forth. Here we overhear the simple prayer of the penniless Bushman, the words of some of the greatest Church fathers (Augustine and Athanasius), petitioning and jubilant voices from South Africa's struggle for freedom, and even prayers from the Africa diasporas of North America and the Caribbean. Here are Jesus's own encounters with Africa, which provided him refuge at the beginning of his life (from the murderous King Herod) and aid at its end (in the person of Simon of Cyrene, who helped Jesus carry his cross). From thunderous multi-invocation litanies to quiet meditations, here are prayers every heart can speak with strength and confidence.
Citations And Professional Reviews An African Prayer Book by Desmond Tutu has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 73
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 63
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 109
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.48" Width: 5.02" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 21, 2006
ISBN 0385516495 ISBN13 9780385516495
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More About Desmond Tutu
Gerhardus C. Oosthuizen, Ph.D. (1955) in Philosophy, University of South-Africa, is Director of NERMIC, a research unit for New Religious Movements and Independent/Indigenous Churches under the University of Zululand. He has published extensively on independent/indigenous churches. M.C. Kitshoff is Dean of the Faculty of Theology, University of Zululand. S.W.D. Dube is Director of the Institute for Education and Human Development, University of Zululand.
Reviews - What do customers think about An African Prayer Book?
Nurture for your soul Dec 16, 2007
These prayers will feed and nurture your soul and at an unusual (and sometimes uncomfortable) depth. Purchase this book for yourself or for someone else whom you love. It is the gift of spirit and spirit-care. Be prepared to be moved, and moved deeply.
very touching Book Jan 7, 2001
i got this book a few years back&it touched me.the prayers&Poems really touched me alot.Desmond TuTu is a Great Human Being.This Man has touched many lives.i have enjoyed this book since day one.
Luminous - a wonderful collection of prayers and devotions Jun 17, 2000
In "The African Prayer Book," Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town has assembled a series of prayers on such topics as adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, supplication and daily life; ranging from authors who wrote their prayers in antiquity, and those living in modern times. Although the primary focus is Christian, prayers from other faith traditions are included.
This book is exquisite, to see and touch as well as to read, and the prayers are beautiful. Archbishop Tutu prefaces each chapter with a meditation on the topic: those alone are well worth owning the book. A wonderful collection.
The African Prayer Book Jan 12, 2000
This book is just beautiful. It is a wonderful collection of prayers and poetry. The very first one entitled An African Canticle is worth the price alone.