Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals

Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals


By (author) Shane Claiborne, By (author) Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

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  • Publisher: IVP Books
  • Format: Microfilm | 124 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 203mm x 13mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Downers Grove, Ill.
  • ISBN 10: 0830836225
  • ISBN 13: 9780830836222
  • Sales rank: 307,945

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"Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do." from the Introduction Activists Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove show how prayer and action must go together. Their exposition of key Bible passages provides concrete examples of how a life of prayer fuels social engagement and the work of justice. Phrases like "give us this day our daily bread" and "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" take on new meaning when applied to feeding the hungry or advocating for international debt relief. If you hope to see God change society, you must be an ordinary radical who prays and then is ready to become the answer to your own prayers."

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Prayer is always a difficult topic for Christians to wrap their heads around. I'd recommend the book if you like Shane or Jonathan, or more generally if you are passionate in areas of social justice and struggle to connect that with your prayer life.--Eric, Between the Trees, (, October 22, 2008