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Prayer Book for Earnest Christians: A Spiritually Rich Anabaptist Resource

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One of the best-kept publishing secrets is the existence of a small tome, Die ernsthafte Christenpflicht. It has gone through 87 known editions or reprints since the first known edition in 1708. This stands as the Amish and Mennonite book in North America with the most (64) editions or reprints.

Now for the first time, all the prayers of the current edition of Christenpflic
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Paperback, 152 pages
Published February 14th 1997 by Herald Press (first published November 1st 1996)
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May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was very interested in this book because of its Anabaptist sources and because I am also an Anabaptist. But when I was reading it I kept wanting to re-write the prayers and make them contemporary and "better." That doesn't mean that they are of no value in this form. They are, and it's possible that some of the impact was lost in translation or the passage of time. But they seemed clumsy, weak, and not very focused. They are also repetitious but not in a positive poetic manner. They also remin ...more
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