Prayer (William Barclay Insights Series)
Prayer can be both public and private, communal and individual. Many learn to pray by listening to others, but how many turn to the Bible to understand what it is we do when we pray? These insights reveal the real...
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Prayer can be both public and private, communal and individual. Many learn to pray by listening to others, but how many turn to the Bible to understand what it is we do when we pray? These insights reveal the real meaning of prayer, its power and its purpose.
Insights series: short, simple and deeply insightful--Barclay's guides bring the stories and key themes of the Bible vividly to life, setting the scene in fascinating context of place, culture and time. "The William Barclay commentaries are absolutely fantastic and I wouldn't give up my set for anything." Steve Chalke "It is as if he is so constantly excited by the subject matter that he hopes to infect the reader with his own sense of wonder at the riches which the Word of God has to offer." John Bell
Born 1907 in Scotland, William Barclay studied at Glasgow and Marburg universities. He was ordained in 1933 and inducted to Renfrew Trinity Church until 1946 when he was appointed Lecturer in New Testament Language and Literature at Glasgow University and later to the position of Professor in New Testament and Divinity. In 1956 the Degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him and he held several prestigious academic positions subsequently. Barclay was a theologian, author, editor, lecturer and broadcaster. His Daily Study Bible won international acclaim, and in 1968 he published his own translation of the New Testament. Barclay was married to Barbara and had three children, he died in 1978.