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"Teach us to pray," the disciples asked Jesus, and he responded promptly with a deceptively simple but significant model for prayer. When Christians begin to understand why Jesus chose the precise words of this potent prayer, the true power of the Lord's Prayer will be released to change the Christian faith. Not only will Christianity be revolutionized, Christians themselves will become empowered to revolutionize the world. A resource for individual study and small group action, exploring the practical and transforming potential of the prayer as recorded in Luke 11. Each chapter focuses on a particular phrase—and explores its impact for ministries of service, healing, and justice.
"Alice Greene has crystalized a central question for us as followers of Jesus Christ: how best do we do that which Jesus teaches us to do? The answer is found in the beautiful simplicity of the model prayer. The Lord, indeed, has taught us how to pray. Alice Greene shows us how to apply that prayer to our lives." Debora Jackson, DMin, Director, Lifelong Learning, Yale Divinity School
"The Revolutionary Power of The Lord's Prayer by Alice Burnette Greene is unique in presentation, original in interpretation, and richly revealing of the author's personal prayer life. The author's academic research presents new understandings of the prayer based on the prayer tradition that Jesus inherited. Her easy and clear style of writing makes reading her book both enjoyable and inspiring." J. Alfred. Smith Sr., Pastor Emeritus, Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA, Professor Emeritus, American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, CA
Dr. Greene writes with experience, spiritual insight and a passion for empowering God's people to become change agents in the world. Pastor Greene has served churches in the Washington, DC area (Shiloh Baptist, Twinbrook Baptist, Wisconsin Avenue Baptist and Covenant Baptist UCC) and at Irving Park Baptist in Chicago. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Howard University School of Divinity, a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, and a law degree from Northwestern University.
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