Minister's Prayer Book: An Order of Prayers and Readings, Revised Edition

Minister's Prayer Book: An Order of Prayers and Readings, Revised Edition


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Since it first appeared in print in 1959, John Doberstein's Minister's Prayer Book has been a devotional classic among Lutheran pastors. Written by a pastor for other pastors, Doberstein's work recognizes the need for the pastor to drink from a well of rich resources to sustain the spiritual vitality needed to serve faithfully in parish ministry. The fact that this manual of devotion is still available more than fifty years later is a testament to the timelessness of the collection Doberstein gathered, as well as to his own pastoral acumen. Other than a minor revision made in 1986 by Philip Pfatteicher to update the propers, there has been no attempt to bring fresh material to Doberstein's work, no attempt to update it for a new generation. Until now. This revised edition recognizes the increasingly diverse face of clergy. New resources--prayers and readings written by women, people of color, and Christians from around the world--give the collection a broader appeal. The beauty of the Minister's Prayer Book is its intentional re-centering of the pastor's calling on word and sacrament, on pastoral care, and on being fully present and engaged in the lives of God's people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506454528
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Timothy J. Wengert is Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of Reformation History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

Mary Jane Haemig is professor of church history and director of the Reformation Research Program at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Chris Halverson is the pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in South Plainfield, New Jersey, where he and his wife Lisa live with two very Lutheran cats, appropriately named Simul and Sola. He is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now ULS). His other degrees are from the University of Cambridge (St. Edmund's College) and the University of Oregon. His previous books include Silicon Soul, Read, Reflect, Pray: A Lutheran Prayer Book, and Seeing with the Mind, Hearing with the Heart. He was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Robb Harrell is a husband, father, and pastor in the ELCA, currently serving St. Luke Lutheran Church in McDonough, Georgia. He holds degrees from the University of Florida, Emory University (Candler School of Theology), and Columbia Theological Seminary, with additional study at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. An avid reader of Thomas Merton for the past two decades, he has a passion for teaching Christian spiritual practices that shape daily life. He lives in McDonough, Georgia.

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