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Publication Date: 20 Sep 2012
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 160
Author: Tom Wright
ISBN-13: 9780281069064, 9780281069071

New Testament Prayer for Everyone

By Tom Wright
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From Tom Wright's meditation on Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount: 'Prayer is one of life's great mysteries. Most people pray at least sometimes; some people, in many very different religious traditions, pray a great deal. At its lowest, prayer is shouting into a void on the off-chance there may be someone out there listening. At its highest, prayer merges into love, as the presence of God becomes so real that we pass beyond words and into a sense of his reality, generosity, delight and grace. For most Christians, most of the time, it takes place somewhere in between those two extremes. To be frank, for many people it is not just a mystery but a puzzle. They know they ought to do it but they aren't quite sure how'.
About the Author
Tom Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of over fifty books, including the For Everyone guides to the New Testament, the highly acclaimed series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, and the best-selling Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Virtue Reborn, Simply Jesus and How God Became King (all published by SPCK).

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