The Communion of Saints
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Now in softcover! An eclectic collection of brief prayers by poets, theologians, dramatists, clergy, philosophers, scientists, novelists, musicians, essayists, artists, political and military leaders. ^
This inspiring anthology gathers a rich and diverse selection of prayers from famous people of all walks of life from the past two thousand years. Here are the prayers of individuals like Soren Kierkegaard, Mother Teresa, Michelangelo, Augustine, Martin Luther King, Jr., C. S. Lewis, Anne Bradstreet, Blaise Pascal. Francis of Assisi, and many more. Diverse in intention, emphasis, style, and feeling, these prayers are grouped according to six practical classifications to facilitate use. Much more than a work of purely historical interest, this volume makes an excellent tool for personal devotion, inspiring readers to deepen their own prayer lives.
Davies is professor of religious history at Princeton University.