A timeless collection of prayers, quotes, poems and speeches for every occasion. Complete with a brief introduction to each piece and its author, this book features words and prayers from 300BC to the present day. It provides a great source of inspiration when planning a speech or ceremonial occasion or can be used for personal devotions. This carefully chosen selection of the best loved prayers and words of wisdom is a staple for any bookshelf. The many contributors include C. S. Lewis, Florence Nightingale, St Francis of Assisi, John& Charles Wesley, Mother Teresa, John Stott, Oswald Chambers, G. K. Chesterton and Julian of Norwich. From The Lord's Prayer and Footprints, to excerpts from A Pilgrims Progress and A Christmas Carol, this compilation is a useful for individuals to read and reference, and a great source of inspiration when planning for a ceremonial occasion, speech, wedding or funeral. Each reading is introduced with a brief history to the piece and its author, providing new levels of interest and a sense of context.
For example, the book features a poem from Minnie Louise Haskins that King George VI quoted in his address to the nation shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, and also includes both Hugh Latimer's and William Tyndale's last words.The 300 hand-picked pieces have been arranged alphabetically, so that selecting a favourite work is easy.
This guide is also accompanied by a set of indexes which detail first lines, themes, Bible references, and authors, so that each entry is thoroughly cross-referenced, enabling you to make the most of this fabulous selection.
Best Loved Prayers and Words of Wisdom (paperback) by Martin H. Manser was published by HarperCollins in February 2009 and is our 36451st best seller. The ISBN for Best Loved Prayers and Words of Wisdom (paperback) is 9780007278947.