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A Book of Simple Prayers [Hardcover]

By Gloria Gaither (Author)
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Beloved songwriter Gaither shares the prayers she has prayed throughout the challenging moments in her life. At times questioning, playful, and trusting, this collection is a medley of honest and openhearted conversation with God. (Practical Life)

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Life greets us in different ways each day: We experience joy, confusion, doubt and grief. We walk through seasons of loneliness and times of closeness with God, family and friends. Each event, the birth of a new baby, the death of a loved one, the sound of a familiar melody, can be an occasion for prayer. In "A Book of Simple Prayers," beloved songwriter Gloria Gaither shares the prayers she has prayed in moments like these. At times questioning, playful, trusting or anxious, this collection of Gloria's prayer poetry is a medley of honest and open-hearted conversation with God. With her renowned mastery of language and matchless instinct for just the right turn of phrase, she invites us to pray along with her, expressing our hopes and heartaches to the God who listens.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Regal Books
Pages   175
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2008
Age  12-10
ISBN  0830746862  
ISBN13  9780830746866  

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More About Gloria Gaither

Gloria Gaither Author, award-winning songwriter, and speaker, Gloria Gaither is known as a stateswoman in the field of Christian ministry. Gloria has written lyrics to more than 600 songs, including such gospel classics as "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming," and "I Am a Promise" and has authored such best-selling books as "Because He Lives, God Gave the Song", and "Friends through Thick and Thin".

Gloria Gaither (born March 4, 1942) is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and together they have written more than 700 songs. She performed, traveled and recorded with the Bill Gaither Trio from 1965 through 1985. Since 1990, she has served as a performer, recording artist, songwriter, scriptwriter and narrator for the Gaither Homecoming series of television broadcasts, video and DVD releases, and audio recordings.

She was born Gloria Lee Sickal in 1942 in Michigan, a daughter of pastor Lee Sickal and Dorothy Sickal. She spent most of her childhood and high school career in the Battle Creek area of Michigan, working a brief time for the Kellogg Company. When Sickal graduated from high school, she attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. There, she triple majored in English, French, and Sociology. Upon her graduation, she took a job at Alexandria Monroe High School as a French teacher. There, she met Bill Gaither, who was teaching English at the time. She married Gaither in 1962, and they began writing songs recreationally.

Bill and Gloria began writing songs in the 1960s, and many those songs (including Because He Lives, I Am Loved, Something Beautiful and many others) would go on to become church hymn book standards across North America and around the world. By the end of the 1960s, Gloria, Bill, and Bill's brother Danny Gaither were touring steadily as the Bill Gaither Trio, singing and recording songs Bill and Gloria had written. After touring with the Bill Gaither Trio for nearly 20 years, Gaither drew her focus to the Gaither Homecoming series. She has been an active presence in every video production. In 1991, she attended Ball State University and received a Master of Arts in British and American Literature. She taught as an adjunct professor at Anderson University from 1987-1988 and 1996-1997.

In 1996, she spearheaded the creation of Gaither Family Resources in Alexandria, Indiana, and currently serves as co-owner and managing director. In 2002, Gaither launched Homecoming: The Magazine, and she currently acts as writer, interviewer, and contributing editor.

In 2000, Bill and Gloria were named Christian Songwriters of the Century by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), an award based on the songwriters who have had the most songs recorded over the past 100 years. Gloria is the recipient of seven honorary doctorate degrees, and she is the author of more than 40 books including 20 children's books.

Gloria Gaither currently resides in Alexandria, in the state of Indiana.

Gloria Gaither has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Gaither Gospel (Audio)
  2. Gaither Gospel (Video)

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Heartwarming and adoring prayers  Feb 5, 2009
Reviewed by Gina Holland for RebeccasReads (1/09)

Have you ever picked up a book of prayers and told yourself that they were basically all the same? I have on a few occasions. The same thought floated through my mind when I picked up "A Book of Simple Prayers." I was wondering if it would be a collection with all the same words as that of other prayer books. I was delighted and very pleased to see that I was wrong. This book of prayers was very unique, very distinctive from the rest. Gloria Gaither brought us a collection of words that I have never read before and I was happy to read on.

Some of the prayers were so enlightening; I actually have since used some of them. I know that God listens to all words, but I knew that he would listen to some of the prayers in particular that came from this book.

Gloria Gaither is a well-known songwriter, so she has a special way with words. A lot of the prayers in this book, she has used herself and now she is sharing them with all of us. Some are heartwarming, adoring, and just so lovely. We all experience daily trials and tribulations and sometimes just praying can help. But when you learn some things that also have helped other people in their lives, it makes you want to learn and speak those words yourself. We all need prayers in times of grief, death, love, childbirth, family illness and many more things. Grief can make us doubtful and just plain confused. We can't think as well as we should when we need to, when we are grieving. In this book, you can read straight from it, and the readings will comfort you. The book helps us and guides us with very hopeful verses. I want to thank Gloria for this book. It has helped me and I am sure many others through many terrible times. I look forward to more books like this one from Gloria. I wish her the best in future writings!
When you have something to tell God but don't know how  May 28, 2008
Miss Gloria is at once eloquent yes speaks simply. She is a gifted writer and helps me to feel God's presence. Her new book does the same, and I turn to it when there is something on my heart but I just cannot seem to truly express it to God.

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