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A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God

Paperback Edition  

by Rueben P. Job, Norman Shawchuck

For more than 20 years, people have turned to the Guide to Prayer series for their daily devotional time. Thousands of readers appreciate the series' simple structure of daily worship, rich spiritual writings, lectionary guidelines, and poignant prayers.

Each day offers guidance for an opening affirmation, a petition of prayer, and daily scripture selections. The "Readings for Reflection" reach back to early Christian classics and include voices from contemporary spiritual writing. Excerpts from celebrated writers such as Frederick Buechner, Joyce Rupp, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Mother Teresa, Howard Thurman, C. S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Wesley, and many others are arranged in weekly themes. Job and Shawchuck also include spiritually grounded explanations of the seasons of the church year to introduce each section of the book.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-1001-2
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 08/03/2006
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 7.5000 x 4.5000

Rueben P. Job (1922?2015) was a retired bishop of the United Methodist Church and former World Editor of The Upper Room. A pioneer in spiritual formation for his denomination, he wrote numerous books on the spiritual life and developed several spiritual enrichment programs. Bishop Job and his friend Norman Shawchuck coauthored A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants as a result of their own hunger for God and for a resource that could be their constant companion on the journey toward a deeper and more consistent relationship with God. This was the first in the four-volume Guide to Prayer series. A native of North Dakota, Rueben and his wife, Beverly, made their home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Norman Shawchuck (1935?2012) was a United Methodist pastor who received a special appointment that allowed him to teach, write, and consult. He was adjunct professor at numerous universiies and seminiaries, including McCormick Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinitiy School. He also served as full-time professor at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. The author of numerous books, Dr. Shawchuck coauthored with Rueben Job A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants and other books in the "Guide to Prayer" series.

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