Living the Lord's Prayer

Living the Lord's Prayer

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by David Timms
     
 

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As they examine each familiar phrase of the Lord's Prayer, readers will uncover a profound framework for spiritual growth. In a reader-friendly, memorable style, David Timms points to Jesus's teaching on community, love for the broken and isolated, holiness in an age of profanity, dealing with the evil within, resisting temptations, and much more. This critically…  See more details below

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As they examine each familiar phrase of the Lord's Prayer, readers will uncover a profound framework for spiritual growth. In a reader-friendly, memorable style, David Timms points to Jesus's teaching on community, love for the broken and isolated, holiness in an age of profanity, dealing with the evil within, resisting temptations, and much more. This critically acclaimed book will appeal to all who desire to go deeper into spiritual formation, helping them taste the life-giving water that only Jesus can provide. The new discussion guide makes it a great book for small groups as well as individuals.

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Jesus Christ used just 72 words to outline the key elements of communicating with God in what we know as the Lord's Prayer. Timms, a native Australian who teaches at Hope International University in California, uses many more words than that in this lucid and probing excavation of the prayer, which he calls "the greatest Christian teaching of the centuries on spiritual formation." In word-by-word and phrase-by-phrase exposition, he digs deep into meanings and layers that easily escape a quick read. The opening "our" calls us to community, Timms says, while "Father" speaks to fear. Timms also discusses God's closeness, our call to holiness, our willfulness, the challenge of simplicity and the need for forgiveness. Readers will find remarkable lessons throughout this work, which reveals shining gemstones of truth usually left buried in the prayer. Even "Amen" is mined, with Timms calling it "the greatest word of faith that the early church could muster." This is a well-polished study of the oft-quoted but seldom-realized formative prayer of the Christian faith. (July)

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David Timms takes the Lord's Prayer and divides it up phrase by phrase. This devotional-style book takes a prayer that is often recited without thought and provides depth for even the most veteran Christian. If you are looking for an easy to read, devotional-style book I strongly recommend Living the Lord's Prayer. Timms covers topic likes love for the broken, holiness in an age of profanity, dealing with evil, learning dependency and appreciating simplicity. This book lays the foundation for leading a meaningful Christian life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764207433
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
259,640
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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David Timms teaches and chairs the Graduate Ministry Department at Hope International University in Fullerton, California. David has been a church planter, pastor, and trainer of pastors for twenty-five years. His e-zine, In Hope, shares his reflections on Christian leadership and spiritual formation. He and his wife, Kim, have three sons and live in Fullerton, California.

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Living the Lord's Prayer 4.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great reading
redKnightMT More than 1 year ago
This was and is a book that reveals the authors feelings as he wrote giving a different slant for some one to consider. As a minister, I understand his feelings, I have read several different stories on the subject, and I enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gave me a new thought process that I had never considered before. I recommend this book!
Kmmy More than 1 year ago
This is a great devotional and also makes a great study. Definitely will deepen your prayer life. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a deeper relationship with The Lord.
Griphy More than 1 year ago
I am still in the midst of finishing this book. It has given me much to think about and to pray about. Very good if you want to improve your christian walk
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