Wonderfully Insightful By jdb I was first introduced to the writings of Frank Laubach around seven years ago. Before that time, I had no idea who he was or the enormous contributions he had made to society and Christendom. On the anniversary of his th birthday , the U. Post Office honored him by putting his picture on a postage stamp in their Great American series.
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Wonderfully Insightful By jdb I was first introduced to the writings of Frank Laubach around seven years ago. Before that time, I had no idea who he was or the enormous contributions he had made to society and Christendom. On the anniversary of his th birthday , the U. Post Office honored him by putting his picture on a postage stamp in their Great American series. Learning all of these facts made me feel a bit silly about never even hearing the name of this great American, but even these accomplishments and accolades do not complete the story of Mr.
Frank Laubach. Laubach was also a Christian missionary commissioned by the Union Congregational church to serve the people of the Philippines. It was during this time that Laubach wrote a number of the journal entries and letters that would eventually be collected and shared with people today.
I can honestly say these works were a catalyst for change in the trajectory of my personal Christian development and maturity. Some readers may be familiar with the writings of Brother Lawrence in Practice of the Presence of God. I could only imagine the rich insights this man, who attempted to practice unbroken fellowship with God, might share with his teaching and thoughts on the topic of prayer.
I have not been disappointed. The length of the book is just under one hundred pages and is grouped into a collection of short writings. There is no introduction or preface that provides the reader with any information regarding the collection of these writings, but it appears to me that they might be collected from short essays, letters, and diary entries.
Perhaps from this collective stream of writings, this book on the subject of prayer was created. This is only my supposition.
The editor of the book has grouped the writings into six chapters or sub-groupings. Chapter one is titled Pray for World Leaders and includes ten essays. The following chapters are arranged in similar fashion with varying numbers of essays.
I think there are a couple of points to keep in consideration when reading a book of this nature. First, the origin of the writings should be taken into account. I do not know for sure, but I believe these essays have been collected from several sources, one of which might be personal diary and journal entries. Additionally, some of these writings are dated and flavored from the time they were written and while that may not seem terribly relevant, it is helpful to keep in mind.
I enjoyed the whole book, but my two favorite chapters have been Prayer Experiments and Our Appalling Power. There are some amazing thoughts shared in these chapters that have inspired several great reflections for me. This is great addition to my resources on the subject of prayer. Powerful By Rodolfo Tamez Challenging and inspiring to actively be in prayer.
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Prayer, the mightiest force in the world
March 02, In keeping with my prayer emphasis for , here is another gem of a book on prayer written by the same person who wrote The Game with Minutes that I reviewed in January, Frank Laubach. It was such a challenge to caste my prayer for world leaders which was one of my applications from the Prayer Challenge that I am doing from Super Bowl Sunday to Easter. Within hours, he fled the country. Now I have to really get on my knees for Putin because he might mess the whole thing up by sending military there. Oh my. Laubach is especially urgent in commending prayer for the leaders of all nations. I keep a file of meaningful quotes drawn from the books I read.
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