|Publication Date: 20 Jul 2017|
|Page Count: 168|
|Author: Laszlo Gallusz|
|ISBN-13: 9781783595679, 9781783595686|
The Seven Prayers of Jesus
This volume focuses on the praying of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. The Seven Prayers of Jesus investigates his prayers in their literary and socio-historical context, and points to their theological significance and relevance for today.
Laszlo Gallusz hopes that this work will not only provide a fresh biblical perspective on the prayers of Jesus but also become a source of inspiration for our own prayer lives.
‘Dr Gallusz’s . . . engagement with Scripture shows his mastery of the biblical topic. Yet he also writes with the heart of a pastor, applying his insights to the life of the individual Christian and also that of the church. This book will enrich the intellect and nurture the spirit of all those who read it. I recommend it wholeheartedly.’
Laurence A. Turner, Principal Lecturer Emeritus in Old Testament, Newbold College, Bracknell, UK
1. Prayer in the life of Jesus
2. Abba: experiencing intimacy with God
THE SEVEN PRAYERS
3. The Lord's Prayer
4. The prayer of thanksgiving
5. The prayer at the resurrection of Lazarus
6. The prayer answered by a heavenly voice
7. The farewell prayer
8. The prayer in Gethsemane
9. Praying on the cross
Books on the topic of prayer tend to fall into one of two categories. On the one hand, there are the earnest devotional works written by spiritually vibrant individuals, but which engage with the Bible only at a superficial level. On the other hand, there are detailed exegetical works written by theologians who dive into the depths of Scripture, but are often lacking in practical application or relevance. Dr Gallusz's work avoids these two extremes. His engagement with Scripture shows his mastery of the biblical topic. Yet he also writes with the heart of a pastor, applying his insights to the life of the individual Christian and also to that of the church. This book will enrich the intellect and nurture the spirit of all those who read it. I recommend it heartily.