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An African Prayer Book

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Prayer, our conversation with God, needs no set formulas or flowery phrases. It often needs no words at all. But for most believers, the words of others can be a wonderful aid to devotion, especially when these words come from faithful fellow pilgrims.

An African Prayer Book is just such an aid, for in this collection all the spiritual riches of the vast and varied continen
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by Image (first published January 1st 1995)
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A collection of prayers and liturgy from the various cultures of Africa.
It is inimitably African in flavour and spirit, from the simple and exuberantly thankful east African prayers to the more "liberational" politically charged cries for freedom and forgiveness of South Africa.
I was pleased to see the inclusion of Augustine of Hippo, who many may forget was born and ministered in what is modern day Algeria.
I wish I looked at this more closely. It is a nice collection of prayers, but I thought the sections that Desmond Tutu wrote were longer than they turned out to be. I really wanted to read something by him.
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Prayer, our conversation with God, needs no set formulas or flowery phrases. It often needs no words at all.
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A collection of prayers that I intend to keep handy on the night table for periodic re-reading.
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Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. In 1984, Tutu became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Tutu was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern A ...more
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