A Diary of Private Prayer

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 7, 2014 - Religion - 144 pages
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Editor Susanna Wright offers this updated edition of a Christian devotional classic—invoking the daily prayers and timeless imagery of the original text through modern, accessible language.

In this wonderful collection, famed theologian Dr. John Baillie shares personal prayers for people who are seeking a better understanding of God and themselves. Organized by morning and evening—with special prayers for Sundays—A Diary of Private Prayer is written with eloquence, piety, and directness. Blending praise and meditative thoughts about God with a concern for the social and individual good, these daily invocations help and inspire us to search our inner selves and find the deep religious beliefs that lie within.

First published in 1936, A Diary of Private Prayer remains a seminal Christian devotional with more than a million copies in print. This modern edition—completely redesigned into a gift package—admirably preserves all the qualities of the original, ensuring that the wisdom of God and the wonder of Baillie’s prayers remain accessible for many generations to come.

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A great devotional resource!

User Review  - Beanie - Christianbook.com

Dr. John Bailey was a theologian and professor. His private morning and evening devotions use King James language, but are very rich and my wife and I use them daily, usually along with other ... Read full review

User Review  - rhonda - Christianbook.com

I have had a copy of this book for some time and have found the prayers bring me closer to God and often speak the words of my heart. Bought several copies to share with friends. Read full review


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John Baillie was a teacher, lecturer, preacher, and author of many books, including Christian Devotion, The Place of Jesus Christ in Modern Christianity, and A Diary of Readings. He held academic posts in the UK, the US, and Canada; was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; and President of the World Council of Churches. He died in 1960.

Susanna Wright is a theologian dedicated to working and sharing her life with poor communities on the edge of society. She lives in London with her husband, a pastor in the Church of England, and their two children.

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