Whole Prayer

Whole Prayer

by Walter Wangerin Jr.
     
 

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A trustworthy guide to an intimate and refreshing relationship with God

Award-winning author Walter Wangerin Jr. gracefully explores the dynamics of prayer--of speaking, of listening, of waiting, and of hearing Gods voice. With luminous prose, he surveys the landscape of communication with God--what prayer feels like, looks like, and sounds like. He points…  See more details below

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A trustworthy guide to an intimate and refreshing relationship with God

Award-winning author Walter Wangerin Jr. gracefully explores the dynamics of prayer--of speaking, of listening, of waiting, and of hearing Gods voice. With luminous prose, he surveys the landscape of communication with God--what prayer feels like, looks like, and sounds like. He points out that whole prayer is a circle, closed and complete. We pour out our hearts and minds to God, who listens as we do. Then we listen intently for his voice when he speaks. Wangerin encourages readers not to eliminate any part of the circle so we dont cut the conversation short.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Wangerin, author of the bestselling The Book of God, seeks to understand why people need to pray. Using personal stories, poetry, hymns and scripture, he defines and explores four aspects of prayer: how we speak to God; how God listens to our prayers; how God speaks to us; and how we listen to God. On the matter of our listening to God, Wangerin reflects: "It is so important that we know OURSELVES in order to listen to our Father with discrimination and clarity.... The self-centered supplicant is a dreadful contradiction. There are no other voices he can recognize, for he has made a god of himself." While some of the stories border on the sentimental and the simplistic, Wangerin's clear prose and his accessible definitions of prayer offer practical ways to deepen relationships with God. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310223733
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
12/28/1997

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Walter Wangerine Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerins writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, childrens story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the hundreds of thousands. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Childrens Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is writer-in-residence at Valparaiso University and holds the Jochum Chair.

Walter Wangerin Jr. es reconocido como uno del mejor escritor sobre las aplicaciones la fe y la espiritualidad. Su libros incluyen The Book of God [El libro de Dios], Reliving the Pasión [Recuerdo de la Pasión], Peter's First Easter [El Primer Domigo de Resureccionde Pedro], Mourning into Dancing [Cómo Cambiar el Lamento en Baile], The Manger is Empty [El Pesebre Vacío] y Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? [¿Quién te hizo, Corderito?]. Wangerin vive en Valparaiso, Indiana, ocupa la cátedra Jochum en la Universidad de Valparaíso, donde es escritor residente.

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