Released in the UK September 2001
Released in the US November 2001
Trade paperback | 128 Pages
9781845504366 • £6.99 $9.99
BISAC – REL012080
Even in today's post Christian society the Lord's Prayer remains widely known. Its beauty is that it can be understood by a child, but has tremendously profound lessons for those of us who investigate it more deeply. However, our tendency is to allow familiarity to breed complacency. We can repeat the Lord's Prayer verbatim, but do we ponder its message and follow its example?
Derek W. H. Thomas
Derek W. H. Thomas, originally from Wales, is the Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries. He previously served as the Chairman of the Theology Department at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, the Minister of Teaching at First Presbyterian Church, also in Jackson.
"The exposition it contains can only thrill and inspire us afresh to make far more use of the extraordinary privilege of coming to God in prayer."
Minister, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff, Wales
... This book will be a great blessing to you and certainly help each of us better understand how to obey Christ's instruction "to pray like this." I recommend it heartily.
Too often our prayers are concerned with ourselves and lack the reverence which is due. As Thomas walks through the 'Lord's prayer' with us, we discover fundamental truths about both God and ourselves. This book is a powerful reminder of who God is, who we are and what prayer is about.
Eleonore Van Haaften
"Professor Thomas has given us an insightful and inspiring look at the Lord's Prayer. The church has always returned to Christ's instruction on prayer to form prayers that are pleasing to God. In our day when new forms of spirituality are appearing all around us, we need to return once again."
President, Third Millennium Ministries, Orlando, Florida