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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

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

David Schiller is an author of eclectic interests whose books include The Little Zen Companion, All-American Carioke, and The Runaway Beard. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, three children, and (only) three guitars.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761177586
Author:
Schiller, David
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Prayer
Subject:
Religion : Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion-Devotional
Subject:
Religion Comparative-Scripture and Prayer
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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