Morning and Evening Prayerbook

Morning and Evening Prayerbook

by Jeanie Gushee, David Gushee

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Overview

A collection of quick morning and evening prayers that will will enrich your commitment to God and personal connection to the Christian tradition and the entire church.

A Morning and Evening Prayerbook provides a framework for prayerful devotions with two prayers for each day of the year. The morning prayers are ideal for encouraging your heart for the approaching day’s activities and challenges while the evening prayers will help you close each day with reverence, gratitude, and reflection. Selected to mirror the seasons and the liturgical calendar, the prayers are intended not to replace your personal, spontaneous prayers but to serve as a springboard for them.

Editors Jeanie and David Gushee have collected inspiring contributions from Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox sources; from all continents; from the Old Testament; and from each century of Christian history. A Morning and Evening Prayerbook will enrich your commitment to God and personal connection to the Christian tradition and the entire church.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781404109384
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 583,427
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jeanie Gushee, a published poet, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the College of William and Mary. Collecting prayers for her own morning and evening devotions, Jeanie felt her personal prayers often lacked breadth, depth, beauty, and unselfishness. After having filled multiple notebooks with prayers over the course of seven years, she realized she could perhaps help others by turning her prayer collection into a devotional book.


David Gushee, PhD, is a well-known Christian ethicist who serves as distinguished university professor of Christian ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. His published works include the award-winning Kingdom Ethics and Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust. He is a regular contributor to the editorial page ofUSA Today and a contributing editor for Christianity Today.

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Morning and Evening Prayerbook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
Morning and Evening Prayerbook by Jeanie and David Gushee is a compendium of prayers collected from a variety of sources from the Catholic and Protestant churches. This exhaustive compilation includes prayers from Catholic popes such as Pope John Paul II and Catholic saints such as Francis of Assisi and therese of Lisieux as well as ancient forefathers such as Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, Aquinas and Augustine. Also included are prayers from well known authors of literature, Mark Twain, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. There are prayers from the first century Christians as well as modern day authors, including a few contemporary prayers from the Gushees. As I turned to October 31- out of curiosity to see the selected prayer, it was a pleasant suprise to see a Halloween themed- traditional Scottish prayer for the evening selection: "From ghoulies and ghosties and long- leggity beasties, and all things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!". There are two prayers selected for each of the 365 days of the year: a morning and evening prayer. Also included are seasonal themed prayers that correspond to the liturgical calendar of "Movable Holy Days" and seasons such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday, Advent, Ordinary Time and Lent. There may be many non denomindational or independant bible students and believers who may not understand these references- celebrated by the Catholic church and its "main stream" off shoots, as many non denominational or independantg churches simply do not recognise or celebrate some of these days. Or perhaps they do not use the Roman Catholic terminology. Nevertheless I do not feel that the inclusion of this calendar or its references detract from the overall purpose of this book. Also included are traditional religious artwork as an additional ornamental touch. Initially, based on the appearance of this book I assumed it was just another debotional book- filled with prayers or devotions written by the Gushee couple. But this was not the case. This prayer book is a good resource. It may serve as an encycopedia of prayers throughout Christianity. The prayer book is well suited for the theological student as well as an individual who appreciates prayers throughout historical periods. This book is also perfect for personal devotions or study. The reader should keep in mind some of the old English styled translations of the more ancient prayers may be difficult for some uneducated readers to follow or understand. Yet I feel the varied "voices" and styles make this the unique aqnd original prayer book that sets it apart from the saturated market of simplistic modern prayers that are so common today. As a blogger for booklook I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers for the purpose of writing this review.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
Morning and Evening Prayerbook by Jeanie and David Gushee is a compendium of prayers collected from a variety of sources from the Catholic and Protestant churches. This exhaustive compilation includes prayers from Catholic popes such as Pope John Paul II and Catholic saints such as Francis of Assisi and therese of Lisieux as well as ancient forefathers such as Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, Aquinas and Augustine. Also included are prayers from well known authors of literature, Mark Twain, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. There are prayers from the first century Christians as well as modern day authors, including a few contemporary prayers from the Gushees. As I turned to October 31- out of curiosity to see the selected prayer, it was a pleasant suprise to see a Halloween themed- traditional Scottish prayer for the evening selection: "From ghoulies and ghosties and long- leggity beasties, and all things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!". There are two prayers selected for each of the 365 days of the year: a morning and evening prayer. Also included are seasonal themed prayers that correspond to the liturgical calendar of "Movable Holy Days" and seasons such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Palm Sunday, Advent, Ordinary Time and Lent. There may be many non denomindational or independant bible students and believers who may not understand these references- celebrated by the Catholic church and its "main stream" off shoots, as many non denominational or independantg churches simply do not recognise or celebrate some of these days. Or perhaps they do not use the Roman Catholic terminology. Nevertheless I do not feel that the inclusion of this calendar or its references detract from the overall purpose of this book. Also included are traditional religious artwork as an additional ornamental touch. Initially, based on the appearance of this book I assumed it was just another debotional book- filled with prayers or devotions written by the Gushee couple. But this was not the case. This prayer book is a good resource. It may serve as an encycopedia of prayers throughout Christianity. The prayer book is well suited for the theological student as well as an individual who appreciates prayers throughout historical periods. This book is also perfect for personal devotions or study. The reader should keep in mind some of the old English styled translations of the more ancient prayers may be difficult for some uneducated readers to follow or understand. Yet I feel the varied "voices" and styles make this the unique aqnd original prayer book that sets it apart from the saturated market of simplistic modern prayers that are so common today. As a blogger for booklook I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers for the purpose of writing this review.
EBurkhead More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this prayer book. I've never owned a prayer book or anything similar before. The book arrived in the mail yesterday and after flipping through the pages, I think I'm going to lean on this prayer book. This is a collection of morning and evening prayers. Each day has different readings drawn from the treasury of Christian prayer throughout the ages. The prayers come from Protestant, Catholic and Eastern Orthodox sources and from all continents and centuries. The book itself is the size of a regular book (not a devotional) and has a nice, hard cover. One of the reasons I like this prayer book is because I have such a deep fascination with Christian history and how the saints and Christians leaders were honest in grappling with their faith. It didn't seem like there was a facade, but instead genuine emotion and struggle as they worked through what God and the Bible mean. It's comforting to read that those great men and women in the faith dealt with similar issues that I have/am working through. All that to say, I love the history and wisdom in the collection of prayers in this prayer book!! (I got a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.)
Marsha_Randolph More than 1 year ago
The following is a review of A MORNING and EVENING PRAYERBOOK by Jeanie and David Gushee. It is a collection of prayers from Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox individuals from all over the world. There are two prayers for each day- a morning prayer and an evening prayer. The mini-bios of the authors explains why I feel about this book as I do. (I will share in a minute.) Jeanie Gushee is a poet and has a BA in English Literature. David Gushee, PhD is a Christian ethicist (whatever that is) and serves as “distinguished university professor of Christian ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. A credentialed couple. Aside from the historical nature of the works found within the book I cannot think of a reason to purchase it. Take away the dates at the top of the pages and you have a collection of prayers. The idea of mixing Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant prayers, organizations that have different understanding of Scripture, and using it as a spring board for prayer makes no sense to me. Many of the complimentary books for review that I receive I give away, not this one. I don’t give away books in which I hesitate because of potential doctrinal errors, the authors just presented a group of prayers the writer of the prayers may not have had the understanding of GOD that most people today have. And again, the mixture of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox prayers would not be received well by many people I know. A MORNING and EVENING PRAYER BOOK is actually a collection of prayers. I would not recommend it be used as one would use a daily devotional. written by Marsha L F Randolph I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.