Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Living Through the Lord's Prayer [Paperback]

Our Price $ 15.30  
Retail Value $ 18.00  
You Save $ 2.70  (15%)  
Item Number 50374  
Buy New $15.30
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   252
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.64" Width: 5.86" Height: 0.74"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
ISBN  0802803938  
EAN  9780802803931  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
Annotation: Work proposes that Christians take whatever is happening in their world and set the Lord's Prayer in the middle of it to shed light on the scene, expose what matters--and then pray it. Ecumenical and evangelical in tone, the volume ends with three sparkling, joyful sermons.

Publishers Description
Karl Barth's legendary image of preaching with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other now has a matching image for praying. In Ain't Too Proud to Beg Telford Work encourages praying with a social documentary in one hand and the Lord's Prayer in the other. The result is neither a commentary on the Lord's Prayer nor a theology of prayer. Instead it is an exercise book that uses prayer to strengthen our theological muscles. Work proposes that we take whatever is happening in our world -- a political election or the latest war will do -- and set the Lord's Prayer in the middle of it. Let that prayer shed light on the scene and expose what matters. Then pray it. Then look again and see how the prayer is a response to what matters. These three movements give structure to the book as a whole and to each chapter within it. Prayed this way, the Lord's Prayer is always new and never quite the same. Ecumenical, evangelical, postmodern, and irenic in tone, Ain't Too Proud to Beg ends not with a neat scholarly wrap-up but with an open-ended "Amen" -- three sparkling, joyful sermons -- a fitting ending to Work's provocative exploration of prayer as a theological process.

Buy Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Living Through the Lord's Prayer by Telford Work from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780802803931 & 0802803938

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Living Through the Lord's Prayer by Telford Work today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Telford Work

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Telford Work (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of theology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and the author of several books, including "Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Living through the Lord's Prayer "and "Living and Active: Scripture in the Economy of Salvation." He serves as associate editor for "Pro Ecclesia "and has written articles for numerous publications, including "Christianity Today," "Books & Culture," and "Theology Today."

Telford Work has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General   [31520  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Theology > General   [4167  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > General   [8607  similar products]

Similar Products
Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 5)
Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 5)
Item: 145254

Lord Teach Us: The Lord
Lord Teach Us: The Lord's Prayer & the Christian Life
Item: 153045

Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies
Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies
Item: 333276

Reviews - What do our customers think?
This is more about living the Christian life than it is about prayer  Nov 22, 2007
In Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Telford Work shows how the Lord's prayer relates to our living as Christians. He writes, "First, we `live through' the Lord's Prayer in the same sense that, say, America lives by the American Way. The Lord's Prayer is the Lord's way; its agenda is the right agenda for the Father's children. When we pray it, it trains us in the way of the Lord Jesus, which of course is the only true way to live (John 14:6)."

The author continually looks through this prayer as a means of grappling with current moral dilemmas. Chapter one seeks to answer the question, "What is the character of the God that we worship?" In the wake of 9/11, Work is troubled by the thought that the God of biblical faith bears an uncomfortable resemblance to the God of Wahhabi Islam. This God of judgment may not be the kindred spirit and soulmate that we imagine. Witness the language of many of the Psalms, which record the struggle of people trying to come to grips with what God does and what He doesn't do.

One of the highlights is that the author often resorts to God's triune nature in his search for answers. He likens it to a rule of the Christian faith: "Every good answer to every question about God's character appeals to God as Triune." The Trinity reminds us that God is not far off. We can address God as Father because the same relationship that Jesus enjoyed with the Father is now ours through the Son. Jesus not only prays for us, He prays with us as we say, "Our Father." His frequent insights about the Trinity are delightful and provide welcome perspective on a neglected subject.

The book is also a valuable addition to existing literature on the Kingdom of God. The book is divided into two halves: the first dealing with the coming of the kingdom and the second focusing on the righteousness of the kingdom. Underneath these broad headings, the author tackles all the subjects raised in the prayer. He takes a philosophical essay approach rather than being strictly expository or devotional.

Every page is packed with information and insights. This is not Christianity light. I found myself getting a little lost at times through the inclusion of contemporary studies that provide background and perspective. But this is the work of an associate professor of theology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Even if at times I found myself in unfamiliar territory, it's what one would expect from someone who has the experience of years of academic study. He does a fine job of showing the implications of this prayer in our contemporary setting.

Every Christian could benefit from considering the generosity of spirit advocated in "Generosity Under Pressure: or, How to Win in November No Matter What," which is one of the three sermons found in the concluding "Amen" section of the book. It's profoundly helpful and relevant as we head into another election. Work writes, "Our task is a kind of inaction: not to backslide into our old lives of frenzy, anxiety, alienation and resignation." He's not saying that we shouldn't work for change as the Spirit leads; only that we should not lose our focus. Christ has freed us so that we don't have to be dragged back into the world's way of living.

I appreciate the broad perspective and the unconventional analysis of this familiar passage of Scripture (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4). It's a book that is better read slowly or repeatedly. It will be helpful to anyone who is serious about living the Christian life.

Write your own review about Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Living Through the Lord's Prayer

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support