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Talit Ha Cumi: The Secrets of the Prayer Shawl [Hardcover]

By John Francis (Author)
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With a growing number of Christians beginning to wear the traditional Jewish talit (prayer shawl), Bishop Francis offers much-needed background on the significance of the cloth.

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With a growing number of Christians beginning to wear the traditional Jewish tallit, Bishop John Francis offers much-needed background on the significance of the cloth." "In this short and right-to-the-point book, he shares the teaching he received that changed his prayer life. Key scriptures are presented that will link the prayer shawl, or the tallit, with the power of God. Readers will discover its sacredness, role in prayer, symbolism, and application.

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Studio: Creation House
Pages   68
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN  1599792656  
ISBN13  9781599792651  

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Bishop John Francisis the founder and senior pastor of Ruach Ministries (Brixton, South London), one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the UK, with over five thousand in weekly attendance. He was a recipient of the British Gospel Association's (BGA) Awards for Contribution to Gospel Music and Gospel TV Series of the Year (as co-presenter of the UK's Gospel TV program, "People Get Ready!"). Bishop Francis is the author of "Is There a Word from the Lord?," "What Do You Do When You're Left Alone?," "10 Steps to Get out of Debt," and "The Pastors & Church Workers Handbook." He has released four CDs, entitled "Finally, Bishop John Francis"; "One Lord, One Faith"; "Manifestation of the Promise;" and his latest CD, "Welcome in This Place." Bishop Francis is married to co-pastor Penny, who has worked alongside him throughout his ministry. They have three lovely daughters, Juanita, Teleisa, and Charisa.

John Francis currently resides in London.

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Short but insightful book  Nov 6, 2009
This is a very short book, but it is filled with good information. Please note that most of the information contained in the book is readily available on various websites. The advantage, at least to me, is the book collects the information into a single source.

Each chapter contains footnotes listing the sources.

The author provides an interesting insight concerning Mark 5: 25-43 and the tallit.
Short book - 68 pages total  Jun 29, 2009
This book was a quick, simple read about the Jewish prayer shawl. I enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed by the limited depth of the information provided. I missed the detail in the book's description that it only had 68 pages. Since it costs over $9, I would have expected more, but it's my fault for missing the book's length.

It read more like a series of teachings from sermons or church classes than I expected. Still, it had some very useful information. As a previous reviewer mentioned, understanding that people referred to the prayer shawl as "wings" or a "tent" did help me better understand some of the imagery from Old Testament passages. So, I still recommend the book, but caution you to be aware of how short it is.
Talit ha cumi  Jun 6, 2009
this is a good book to have if you are sensitive on praying with the prayer shawl. taking it seriously is the first stage to good prayer. Get ready to discover it's truths and the journey to wearing the "Tallit" or prayer shawl.
How an Ancient Tradition Can Enhance Your Prayer Life  Nov 29, 2008
John Francis opens his book "Talit ha Cumi" with the story of one man's disobedience as an introduction to the historical and scriptural origins of the Jewish prayer shawl, the tallit. The garment itself is not what makes the tallit special. The significance is the tzitzit, the fringes on the four corners which are to remind us of God's commandments.

The tallit is described as a religious symbol, a garment, a shroud, a canopy, a cloak. In Jewish tradition it becomes a cloak which envelopes the both physically and spiritually in prayer and celebration. When used in prayer it signifies being wrapped in the Word. The tallit is used in all Jewish life events from circumcision to burial. I found the traditional use of the tallit in Middle Eastern wedding ceremonies of particular interest.

The chapters showing the tallit as symbolic as a mantle, as a little tent, and with wings gave me deeper insights and a new appreciation for many Old and New Testament passages. Detailed instructions for the proper use of the tallit are talked about including suggest scriptures for meditation.

Francis maintains that wearing the tallit today can be relevant. When our heart motives are right we can obtain the full spiritual benefit of this ancient tradition. The shawl provides a private space to isolate you from the outside environment allowing you to focus. Symbolically it strengthens your commitment to prayer.

Christian's today can use the tallit as a reminder of God's commandments, of His constant love for His people, His promises, His protection, and of His healing power.
John Francis introduces profound ancient truths in his book "Talit ha Cumi" to help contemporary Christians practice a life of holiness and experience a deeper more rewarding prayer life.


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