The Meaning of Prayer

The Meaning of Prayer Harry Emerson Fosdick was one of the most popular liberal preachers of the early twentieth century and his The Meaning of Prayer is considered by many one of the finest studies of the meditative comm

  • Title: The Meaning of Prayer
  • Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • ISBN: 9781596052956
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick was one of the most popular liberal preachers of the early twentieth 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 GoodnesHarry Emerson Fosdick was one of the most popular liberal preachers of the early twentieth 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 Also available from Cosimo Classics Fosdick s The Manhood of the Master and The Meaning of Faith 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.

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    1. Fosdick was unknown to me until I picked up this book. The 4 stars is because the copy I have, at least, could use a good re-edit for spelling errors. But the subject matter and the author's approach to so many aspects of prayer are worth the time of anyone who wants maturity in this area of their lives, their walk with the Savior. Did I always see his point or agree on the premise? Not every time - usually, yes. But the scriptural references to prayer, his insight and own maturity, and the thou [...]

    2. Fosdick is known as one of the leaders of the theologically liberal movement that began in the early 20th century. Therefore, I wouldn't normally pick this book up. However, it was given to me and I began to read it and the insights on prayer from this man are STAGGERING. I encourage EVERYONE who is interested in prayer and the deeper life with Christ to read this book!

    3. It covered every aspect or prayer. It didn't give specific instructions on how to pray but did make the process of prayer more clear: Jesus' teaching of prayer and prayer outcomes.

    4. Short review: This is designed as a daily devotional on prayer. Written in 1915, it feels fairly modern most of the time. It was mentioned by Eugene Peterson in his memoir The Pastor. It has some unique thoughts about prayer and I found it a useful book to think differently about prayer, but I got distracted and did not finish. I will come back to it again late to finish the last 1/3.My full thoughts on my blog at bookwi/prayer-fosdick/

    5. Great devotional, with daily readings. What first made me buy this was the fact that the author includes prayers from believers throughout history, like Anselm, Augustine, and up to more modern people (he loved somebody called Samuel McComb apparently).For a book 100 years old this year (published in 1915), the book is surprisingly relevant.

    6. God used this book in one instance to direct me, and another time to tell me of His tender love for my wayward children. I enjoyed the numerous prayers by various authors but found at times the reading difficult.

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