Sunday, December 16, 2018

A MORNING and EVENING PRAYER BOOK by Jeanie and DAvid Gushee

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. 

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