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Prayer Takes Us Home

The Theology and Practice of Christian Prayer

Gerhard Lohfink; Translated by Linda M. Maloney

Prayer Takes Us Home
Prayer Takes Us Home

ISBN: 9780814688380, 8838

Details: 224 pgs, 6 x 9 x 1/2
Publication Date: 03/23/2022
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A lot of people would like to learn to pray all over again. Others are not so sure they ought to pray. They want to know whether prayer will help them and, more than that, whether it will be of any use at all to our world.

This book gives an answer-not in the form of glib instructions, but by introducing the reader to the theology of prayer. It refers again and again to the Bible, especially the Psalms. At the same time, it speaks about personal experiences as well. Gerhard Lohfink writes in inviting, easy-to-read language, answering questions such as:

"To whom do we pray?"

"Does it make any sense to ask for things in prayer?"

"What happens in the Eucharistic Prayer?"

"What is so special about the Psalms?"

"How can I practice Christian meditation?"

This book offers an inviting approach to Christian prayer.

Gerhard Lohfink (1934-2024), was professor of New Testament exegesis at the University of Tübingen. His many books include No Irrelevant Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, Is This All There Is?, The Our Father, and Prayer Takes Us Home, all from Liturgical Press.

ISBN: 9780814688380, 8838

Details: 224 pgs, 6 x 9 x 1/2
Publication Date: 03/23/2022


"Gerhard Lohfink already has given us so many wonderful volumes. This is just one more."
Michael Plekon, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Religion, The City University of New York, Baruch College

"There is a great deal of wisdom and much to be recommended and enjoyed in this book."
Modern Believing