Item description for The Praying Christ: A Study of Jesus' Doctrine and Practice of Prayer by James G. S. S. Thomson...
The focus of this book is located where the Life of all prayer is to be found ?
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Studio: Regent College Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1959
Publisher Regent College Publishing
ISBN 1573830496 ISBN13 9781573830492
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The Praying Christ: A Study of Jesus' Doctrine and Practice of Prayer Mar 22, 2006
This is an excellent biblical-theological resource on the Prayer life of Jesus as well as His teaching on the practice of prayer.
The following is an outline of the book:
1. Jesus' teaching on prayer--broad overview 2. Jesus' personal prayer life--emphasizing Luke's gospel especially 3. Jesus' prayer in John 17 4. The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6 5. The High Priestly Ministry of Christ--a very appropriate inclusion considering the subject of prayer and the Messiah 6. Old Testament material on prayer--study of the concept "Wait on the LORD" in the OT and word studies from Isaiah and the Psalms; included because the OT had a "formative influence" on Christ's prayer life
Thomson also includes a bibliography for each chapter.
After researching bibliographies for books on the prayer life of Christ, I was impressed to buy Thomson's book because it is devoted entirely to the prayer life of Christ and His teaching on prayer. I believe that this book's greatest asset is the fact that it is a broad overview of the subject that does not sacrifice depth for the sake of breadth. As such it makes an excellent introduction to the subject. I have referred to it many times as I have taught on the subject of Christ's prayer life.