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The Encyclopedia of Prayer and Praise [Hardcover]

By Mark Water (Editor)
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This book brings together some of the most helpful prayers and teaching about prayer of the past two millennia, offering a vast collection of over 5,000 prayers and writings about prayer. Although it does include hundreds of contemporary prayers, its focus is on the rich and often neglected heritage of classic Christian prayers. Prayers are organized by theme and occasion, to make it easy to find a particular prayer. There are also indexes of first lines; subjects; and authors and sources. All prayers are addressed to one of the Trinity. Authors range from Abelard and Ambrose through Wesley and Zwingli. The second part of the Encyclopedia offers over seventy extracts from classic teachings on prayer and praise, as well as prayer collections, stories about prayer and people who prayed, and prayers to be prayed with children. A galaxy of devotional and scholarly writings are included, with authors including Augustine, Bunyan, Calvin, Brother Lawrence, Luther, Origen, C. H. Spurgeon, Wesley and Whitefield. Probably the largest collection of prayers published in the last century, this Encyclopedia will be an indispensable reference tool and aid for your personal prayer life.

Mark Water was born in Devon, England and trained for the Anglican ministry at the London College of Divinity. He was ordained as an evangelical minister in 1966. For the past 20 years he has been engaged in the ministry of Christian literature as writer, editor and advisor. He is the author of the Bible Made Easy series; the Encyclopedia of Christian Quotations; the Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs, and many other volumes.

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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Pages   1184
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.24" Width: 6.04" Height: 2.12"
Weight:   3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2004
Edition  Supersaver  
ISBN  156563280X  
ISBN13  9781565632806  

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"Mark Water" was born in Devon, England, and trained for the Anglican ministry at the London College of Divinity. He was ordained as an evangelical minister in 1966. For the past 20 years he has been engaged in the ministry of Christian literature as writer, editor, and advisor. He is the author of the best-selling series of John Hunt Publishing's Bible Made Easy series (with over one million sold). He has also authored The Classic Biography series and has compiled the comprehensive The Encyclopedia of Christian Quotations and The Encyclopedia of Martyrs.

Mark Water currently resides in Devon Devon, England Devon, En.

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Great resource book for ministry and Bible study  Sep 16, 2009
I love this book! I checked it out of the church library and am very impressed with the contents. There is much to study and read about, some of which I was interested in, because of related topics I've studied. It is concise, but thorough, and well-done.

Particularly, I love quote collections and I thought the one at the back of the book was excellent because of the large number included as well as the variety of names throughout history. It enabled me to read something by well-known Christians that I just haven't gotten to yet, such as Oswald Chambers. The quote collection could provide a daily selection for meditation.

One other section I thought was unique is a year's worth of prayers by a woman from Alabama. I thought they were meaningful and easy to read.

You probably are already studying about prayer or you wouldn't have come to this book. It is a great resource book, but not the first book you would buy on prayer, if you want to learn how to pray. There are others such as Wesley Duewel's book on Prayer or R. A. Torrey's How to Pray, that I would recommend to set your soul on fire about praying. However, this is a wonderful book for any serious Bible student.

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