Thursday, December 02, 2010

Ultimate Allegiance -- A new book on the Lord's Prayer

Next week Energion Publications will be releasing my book on the Lord's Prayer, Ultimate Allegiance:  The Subversive Nature of the Lord's PrayerIt's a brief book that is based on my sermon series on the Prayer.  I realize that John Dominic Crossan has published a book on the same subject The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of THE LORD"S PRAYER, (HarperOne, 2010), but my book is cheaper and briefer -- would make a nice study book for a group.  But here's the description from the Press Release:

In Ultimate Allegiance, Dr. Bob Cornwall takes us to the Lord's Prayer, a short and simple prayer that is well-known and often recited. But in each of its major petitions, he finds deep meaning that challenges us to think and to change. In fact, this prayer of Jesus brings us to the ultimate question of just where we should place our ultimate allegiance.



So, if you'd like to have a close look at the Prayer that Jesus taught, it's time to pre-order, either from the publisher or from Amazon.

5 comments:

David said...
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David said...

(spell correction) Hey, I clicked the Amazon "like" button without reading it. Is that dishonest?

Anyway, please gives us the story behind the "trespasses" vs." Debts" bit? I guess I could "Google" it.

Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

David,

You'll have to read the book to know the background of trespasses and debts!

Bob

David said...

I knew you'd say that. Well, I know there's a differences in Luke and Matthew and translations etc. I just wonder why it seems Christians never get on the same page.

Was it a Scottish conspiracy?

Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

Not sure we can blame it on the Scots, but then again, why not. Trespasses was used in the KJV and became pretty standardized. The words sins and debts are translations of the two different words found in Luke and Matthew's versions. But, for the rest, you'll have to read the book when it comes out next week!