The Meaning of Prayer
Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M12 1 - 212 pages
Harry Emerson Fosdick was one of the most popular liberal preachers of the early 20th century, and his The Meaning of Prayer is considered by many one of the finest studies of the meditative communion with God. This lovely little book features daily devotional readings focused on understanding prayer, reflecting upon: . The Naturalness of Prayer . Prayer and the Goodness of God . Hindrances and Difficulties . Unanswered Prayer . Prayer as Dominant Desire . Unselfishness in Prayer ..and other issues arising from conversing with the divine. This warm, friendly guidebook to a profoundly personal act remains an important exploration of one of the world's dominant faiths... just as it was when it was first published in 1915. American theologian HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK (1878-1969) was born in New York, educated at Colgate and Columbia Universities, and served as professor of practical theology at Union Theological Seminary from 1915 to 1946. Among his many works are A Guide to Understanding the Bible (1938) and A Book of Public Prayers (1960).
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 2wonderY - LibraryThing
This was a classic of its time and it is well worth visiting now. This is one of the very formative books in my library and I will refer to it over and over again. Read full review
Other editions - View all
Ahab answer believe Bible blessing called cause Christian communion Consider DAILY READINGS dominant desire earnest earth Eternal evil experience face faith Father feel fellowship friendship gifts give glory God's grace grant Habakkuk habitual hand hear heart heaven Henry Ward Beecher Holy Holy Spirit human individual intercession James Martineau Jehovah Jeremy Taylor Kingdom knowledge lives Lord man's Master Matt means mercy mind moods natural natural law never ourselves peace petition practice prayer wheel presence Psalm Psalmist READINGS First Day realm reign of law rejoice religion righteous sake Scripture secret seek servant sons of Zebedee soul speak spirit SUGGESTIONS FOR THOUGHT supplication Thine things Thomas a Kempis Thou art Thou hast thou wilt thy name Thyself tion trouble true truth unanswered unanswered prayer unselfish unto thee wants Week wisdom wish words