:Choice personal reflections and prayers from a beloved spiritual master Author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and other best-selling inspirational books, Brennan Manning in Dear Abba shares his wisdom in a powerful new way. Completed shortly before Manning’s...
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:Choice personal reflections and prayers from a beloved spiritual master
Author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and other best-selling inspirational books, Brennan Manning in Dear Abba shares his wisdom in a powerful new way.
Completed shortly before Manning’s recent death, this book lays out a month of honest prayers to God &- whom Manning affectionately calls "Abba" &- in a devotional format designed to guide and inspire the reader’s own prayers. The morning and evening entries each present a Scripture passage, a select excerpt from Manning's contemporary spiritual classics, and a concluding "Dear Abba" prayer.
These morning and evening devotions contain poignant cries for help, expressions of wide-eyed wonder, and invitations into the comforting mercy of God. As Manning writes in his preface, "My prayer is that these words will push you closer to that place of quiet rest, near to the heart of Abba, just the two of you."
Brennan Manning has spent the past 40 years helping others experience the reality of God's love and grace. It's at the heart of everything he's written and done. A recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, his spiritual journey has taken him down a variety of paths. He has taught seminarians, spoken to packed arenas, lived in a cave and labored with the poor in Spain, and ministered to shrimpers in Alabama. He currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Brennan is best known as the author of the contemporary classics The Ragamuffin Gospel; Abba's Child; Ruthless Trust, and The Importance of Being Foolish. Most recently he has produced Patched Together and The Furious Longing of God.
John Blase (pronounced 'Blaze') is a writer/editor living along Colorado's Front Range. He currently serves as a developmental editor for David C. Cook Publishing, working hand in hand with such authors as Leonard Sweet, Frank Viola, Francis Chan, and most recently, a very close collaborative effort with Brennan Manning on the book, The Furious Longing of God. He served as a pastor for thirteen years in Southern Baptist and non-denominational churches in Texas, Arkansas, and Colorado, and for forty-two years, he's proudly been a pastor's son. John is the author of eight books with NavPress inc