- "I reckon this volume is a good investment." Review by Barry Vendy @ www.thegoodbookstall.org.uk
- Food for Prayer Review by Diana Jones
I knew I needed a different kind of prayer book when I tried to use the one I had bought, many years ago, full of good intentions. It offered a Bible reading and prayer for every day – just the thing, I thought, to buck up my prayer life that Lent. Outside, a menthol-fresh March wind was clearing the sky and spring was bursting into bright green life; inside, with my prayer book, I faced a walloping great chunk of Leviticus and a long prayer. I felt unequal to it, and besides, I had the children to drop off at nursery and a car which was due for its MOT that morning. A meditation on the laws of the sabbath did not seem to have any connection at all with my life that day.
So when I began work on Food for Prayer, I wrote the kind of book I wanted to use myself. I wanted a book which took notice of the church’s seasons and the weather outside the window; I wanted a book which was easy to use, which suggested different approaches to prayer that didn’t always involve words; above all, I wanted a prayer book which made connections between ordinary, everyday life and God.
These daily prayer suggestions rejoice in finding food for prayer in the ordinary stuff of life: there are prayers inspired by bare feet, sunflowers, Pirates of the Caribbean, windbreaks, bonfires, Doctor Who, football matches and more. They acknowledge that we are praying people who also watch TV, go shopping and eat dinner with our families. Just as Jesus came to live among ordinary people doing everyday things, so we should expect to meet him in our daily lives, not just when we are in a holy place or prayerful frame of mind. This book encourages us simply to turn to God where we are, and try different ways of tuning in to him.
|Name||Food for Prayer|
|Size||210mm x 297mm|
|Date Published||23 Dec 2008|