PRAYERS FROM THE BURNED-OUT CITY by Robert W. Castle
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PRAYERS FROM THE BURNED-OUT CITY

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Another book of ""now"" prayers -- but this one somehow different from the sugar-sweet, teeth-aching murmurs so fashionable now in the wake of Are You Running With Me, Jesus?, which are as contrived as the formal invoications of yesterday that they are intended to replace. Prayers From The Burned-Out City are human and spontaneous to the point that one forgets that one is reading; one seems rather to be over-hearing, in some slum neighborhood, the puzzled, sometimes angry, demands for justice -- and sometimes for injustice -- or at least for understanding. The author somehow has captured more than a spiritual quality; he has written down a spirit, an attitude, in movingly authentic terms, in such a way as to make this that rarest thing in religious publishing -- a literary achievement.

Pub Date: Nov. 13th, 1968
Publisher: Sheed & Ward