Synopses & Reviews
Informed by key passages in the Bible, the Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide is a resource to aid believers in seeking the welfare of the city through prayer. Listing the 77 communities (comprised of 221 micro-neighborhoods) that make up the city of Chicago, this prayer guide provides information about the history, demographics, and needs of the neighborhoods which make up each community, and gives suggestions for how to specifically pray, praise, and give thanks.
“John Fuder and his team have created a great tool to help us pray more strategically for Chicago. I would encourage everyone who cares about the spiritual condition of our city to get ahold of a Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide and start praying. We should never underestimate the transformative power of persistent and united prayer for a city.”
Mark Jobe, pastor of New Life Community Church, Chicago, www.pastormarkjobe.com
“This is an extremely valuable resource to aid one in praying for the needs of this great city that is in desperate need of the touch of God upon it. I appreciate this labor of love in Dr. Fuder providing this help for God’s people to pray!”
Dr. Bill Thrasher, professor, Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School, author of A Journey to Victorious Praying, www.victoriouspraying.com
This book is a welcome resource for all who love the city of Chicago! John Fuder and those who helped compile all this valuable information have given us useful information about every neighborhood in Chicago. This is just what all of us need as we pray and plan to grow our witness to the city and for reaching our own neighborhood. I can hardly wait until it is available for all of us!
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois
“This guide gives a short but sweet description of each neighborhood to help us wrap it in prayer. Thanks Dr. Fuder for your labor of LOVE for this city.”
Felecia Thompson, Director of Domestic Mission, Christ Church of Oak Brook, Illinois
“I love my city. All of it. Since I can’t be in every neighborhood in Chicago physically, this prayer guide is an excellent and necessary tool forme to still be a part of God’s work in the entire city through prayer. Now I can pray for all of Chicago while I live and focus on my community.”
David K. Potete, Senior Pastor, Northwest Community Church, Chicago, Illinois
"e;The Prayer Guide, compiled by Dr. John Fuder, is a fantastic resource for Chicagoan Christians. There is a helpful and concise history given for each of the 77 neighborhoods, which in and of itself makes it a great tool. In addition, specific themes and prayer requests are shared for each of those neighborhoods, allowing us to be equipped to specifically pray for the city as a whole."e;
Daniel Hill, Pastor, River City Community Church, Chicago, Illinois, www.rivercitychicago.com
"e;A much needed thoughtful, insightful and relevant prayer tool for all of Chicago, and all who share concern for our city. Highly recommended."e;
Dr. Hutz Hertzberg, Senior Protestant Chaplain - Chicago O'Hare and Midway Airports, Chicago, Illinois
About the Author
JOHN FUDER (PH.D., Biola University) is Director of Justice and Compassion Ministries of re:source global as well as a part time grad school and adjunct professor for Moody Bible Institute. In 1993, after 15 years of serving in urban ministry in California, Dr. Fuder brought his passion of equipping students for effective urban ministry to Chicago. As the Professor of Urban Studies at Moody Theological Seminary, Dr. Fuder taught ministry practitioners and students for 17 years. Dr. Fuder has authored many publications including A Heart for the Community, A Heart for the City, and Training Students for Urban Ministry. Dr. Fuder and his wife, Nellie, have three children and a granddaughter.