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(Book review) The Prayer Coin: Daring to Pray with Honest Abandon

What if we looked at Jesus’s prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane with the image of a coin in
mind? Two sides, honest and abandon, with an edge that allows the single object to flip or turn or
be one or the other and yet a single coin all at once. This is the image Elisa Morgan looks at in
The Prayer Coin, and as she dissects how Jesus prayed “Take this cup, yet not my will,” she
teaches us how we can pray in the same way. Not either honestly or with abandon, but both at
the same time, flipping from one to the other as we grow in intimacy with God.
She writes with a tone that gives the impression of sharing a cup of coffee with her, telling
anecdotes from her own life as she learned how to pray in this way, and introducing complex
concepts with the simple stories of her family and friends.

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(Book review) Seven Practices for the Church on Mission

In this pocketbook, Fitch expertly unpacks seven of the most important practices for the modern church. He draws examples from the Bible to bring the gospel into the everyday lives of Christians in the twenty-first century. The author explains what it looks like to engage with these practices by using a metaphor of three concentric circles—the close circle, the dotted circle, and the semi-circle—to share how the practices affect day to day life in many social groups.

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(Book review) The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution

Reviewed by: Elissa Harkness, a professional writing minor at Taylor University   Introduction Title: The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution Author: R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Publisher: Nelson Books Publication Date: January 23, 2018 Format: Print book Length: 174 pages OVERVIEW R. Albert Mohler, Jr. explores the most well known prayer in the […]

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(Book review) Guided by His Light: A child’s bedtime prayer book

Reviewed by:  Ceil Carey, Co-president of ECLA and log time book discussion leader   Introduction Title: Guided by His Light: A child’s bedtime prayer book Author: Susan Jones Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Publication Date: March 2017 Format: Paperback ARC Length: 64 pages OVERVIEW This is a sweet little book that contains over fifty prayers written for young children about a variety of […]

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