A Layman Looks at the Lord’s Prayer by W. Phillip Keller

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A Layman Looks at the Lord's PrayerA Layman Looks at the Lord’s Prayer by W. Phillip Keller

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Description: Exactly what it sounds like, the author (a layman who enjoys bible study) offers his opinions on why the words in the Lord’s Prayer are what they are and what they mean.

The author is a layman in that he is not a professor of theology or a pastor or the like but he has been actively involved with many bible study groups and has written other books about the bible. You wouldn’t be able to tell though if you hadn’t known as his insights make perfect sense and match what the bible is all about.

Have you ever really thought about the Lord’s Prayer, specifically why it has the words it has? Or like most people, me included, have you recited the Lord’s Prayer in church and on your own without really taking the time to figure out what it means, its deeper meaning?

The book is 155 pages long which sounds long considering the Lord’s Prayer is only 5 lines long but at no point does the author ramble on a tangent. He tells stories yes but they are all related and I feel I understand the Lord’s Prayer a lot better now.

I must note as well that the book was written in the 70s but I didn’t find it outdated which is probably because the topic is the bible which is WAY older than the 70s.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.