The Little Book of Prayers : A Collection of Prayers from Around the World and Across Time


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Gathered from holy books, from poets, from songs and spirituals, from letters, novels, and plays, from spoken traditions and other sources, here is a book of common and uncommon prayers from around the world. Compiled by David Schiller, author of the The Little Zen Companion , with 327,000 copies in print, The Little Book of Prayers is an eclectic, approachable collection, filled with the serendipity of surprising choices and unpredictable juxtapositions, a book for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry.The perfect gift for seekers, the curious, and the spiritually hungry, The Little Book of Prayers now has a stunning new cover and a more prayer book like format. Gathered from holy books and prayer books, from songs and spirituals, spoken traditions and poets, it is an unexpectedly approachable collection of common and uncommon prayers from around the world. The entries, one per page or spread, are chosen for their depth of feeling, beauty of expression, spiritual intensity, and sense of the universal. The book is organized into broad categories of praise, entreaty, contemplation, mourning, and grace; and two indexes one by authorship, and the other by topic make it immediately accessible. There are familiar prayers, like the Lord s Prayer and 23rd Psalm, which, placed in new context, shine with a renewed beauty and wisdom. You ll find prayers unfamiliar to many in the West, such as the Opener from the Koran or the four vows of the Boddhisattva, chanted every evening in Zen monasteries around the world. And the surprising from the Prayer of the Unknown Confederate Soldier to the blues of Lightnin Hopkins to the poetry of Rumi. God help us to live slowly: To move simply: To look softly: To allow emptiness: To let the heart create for us. Amen. Michael Leunig You, whose day it is, make it beautiful. Get out your rainbow colors, so it will be beautiful. Nootka Song “
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0761177582
ISBN-13 9780761177586
eBay Product ID (ePID) 167558804
Key Details
Author David Schiller
Number Of Pages 396 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2013-09-10
Language English
Publisher Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication Year 2013
Additional Details
Copyright Date 2013
Weight 10.1 Oz
Height 0.9 In.
Width 4.1 In.
Length 5.9 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
LC Classification Number BL560
Dewey Decimal 291.4/3
Dewey Edition 20


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