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All You Really Need To Know About Prayer You Can Learn From The Poor
All You Really Need To Know About Prayer You Can Learn From The Poor
Author: Louise Perrotta
ISBN-13: 9781569550281
ISBN-10: 156955028X
Publication Date: 11/1996
Pages: 182
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Servant Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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This lovely book tells of one woman's first encounters withthe poor of the Caribbean Islands. The people are real, and their stories are true. The author captures both poverty and dignity, reality, and hope. As you read, you'll discover that even the poorest of the poor have something to teach us. About faith. About perseverance. And, especially, about prayer. In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated collection of personal stories, you will meet men and women from every Christian tradition. The poor and those who serve them are spritually rich. And all are generous with their spiritual wisdom. Listen to the trusting, heartfelt prayers of two small boys who ask their Bondye (the Creole word for God) for a pair of shoes so they can go to school: Good Father, Bondye, my life is in your hands. Open the door of heaven to provide what I need today. Even before my prayer is on my lips, you know what it will be-for shoes...a decent job...protection...help for those I love... Take care of me again today and keep me very close to youi, so that one day I may see you open the door of heaven to welcome me home.
Beautifully illustrated with black and white photographs, these stories will touch and inspire you. But if you take a closer look, you, too, will learn valuable lessons on the power of prayer.
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Experiences from people working among the very poor in the Caribbean. An excellent book which deserves time for thinking and digesting. Catholic and other denominations are represented. Comes from the group - Food For The Poor.
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You will be blessed! More than worth the read!
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Very good book with some good insights into prayer and a real wake-up call to the plight of the poor.

Many of the prayers are quite beautiful and one poem cries out to be set to music and recorded (a repeated stanza: I'm drinking out of a saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed").

Sadly, a few years after this book came out there was a scandal involving the founder (he is not the author) of Food for the Poor. The organization has continued without him.