Item description for Prayers for People under Pressure by Jonathan Aitken...
Overview Containing 100 selected prayers accompanied by a spiritual reflection and personal comments, this volume shares the author's many experiences of life under pressure.
Jonathan Aitken's conversion occurred at a time when he was experiencing the pressures of political life, a public trial, pleading guilty to perjury, being divorced by his wife, going to prison, and returning to "normal" life. Amid all the pressure of those years, he was discipled in such a way that he learned the discipline of daily prayer and kept extensive prayer journals. It is from these that he mined the material for this book.
Essentially following the ACTS approach to prayer-Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication-Aitken also adds an element of contemplation: Our Relationship with God. His acronym, then, is ACTORS, and his collection of prayers and reflections is accordingly divided into five parts, all preceded by a narrative of his introduction to a life of prayer. "Since direct communication with God in prayer is surely the truest path for a spiritual journey," writes Aitken, "my prayer is that this small book may help others along that path."
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
ISBN 1433501317 ISBN13 9781433501319
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More About Jonathan Aitken
Jonathan Aitken is a well-known British author and former politician. He was a Member of Parliament for twenty-three years, serving in the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and also as Minister of State for Defense. His political career ended when he pleaded guilty to charges of perjury as a result of having told a lie on oath in a civil libel lawsuit. During an eighteen-month prison stay, he converted to Christ. He is president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a director of Prison Fellowship International, and executive director of The Trinity Forum in Europe. He is the author of twelve books, including the award-winning Nixon: A Life and Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed.
PHILIP YANCEY is editor at large of Christianity Today and cochair of the editorial board for Books and Culture. Some of his books include Rumors of Another World (2003), Reaching for the Invisible God (2000), The Bible Jesus Read (1999), What's So Amazing About Grace? (1998), The Jesus I Never Knew (1995), and Where is God When It Hurts (1990).
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Superb inspiration for difficult times Oct 22, 2009
This is a superb inspirational book for anyone who is facing the normal difficulties that all encounter in this life. The author is clearly a person who has lived through chaos and has found and exhibited here the proven approach to renew strength and vigor in life with a new purpose....