- Historical commentary
- Biographical info
- Appendix with further readings
For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Their writings have bestowed boundless wisdom upon subsequent generations. But they have also burdened many spiritual seekers. The sheer volume of available material creates a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Enter the Upper Room Spiritual Classics series, a collection of authoritative texts on Christian spirituality curated for the everyday reader. Designed to introduce 15 spiritual giants and the range of their works, these volumes are a first-rate resource for beginner and expert alike.
In the time between World Wars I and II, Japanese Christian Toyohiko Kagawa was often mentioned, along with Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer as a model of how to blend prayer, personal caring, and social action. Excerpts in this volume include autobiographical reflections and thoughts concerning the Lord's Prayer.