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Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth

Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

by Walter Brueggemann

This thought­ful col­lec­tion of prayers emerged from Bruegge­man­n’s thir­ty-five years of teach­ing in sem­i­nar­ies. Full of reflec­tion, faith, and dia­logue, they reveal anoth­er side of this gift­ed author from what his many read­ers are accus­tomed to. These deeply felt and sparkling­ly artic­u­lat­ed prayers reflect a wide range of life expe­ri­ences. As read­ers, we are tak­en from the depths of pain and loss to the heights of joy and praise. The author takes on life in its fullest as he utters his praise and lament, peti­tion and thanks­giv­ing. Bruegge­man­n’s prayers lead us to deep­er com­mit­ment, deep­er faith, and deep­er reflection.

The vol­ume also includes an index of bib­li­cal allu­sions that will be use­ful for preach­ers as well as the gen­er­al read­er look­ing for the bib­li­cal roots of these fears, hopes, strug­gles, and aspirations.

2002 Fortress Press

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