While I Was Praying

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While I Was Praying

Finding Insights about God in Old Testament Prayers

by Ralph K. Hawkins

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Paperback | 208 Pages

Biblical Studies / Old Testament Studies
ISBN: 1-57312-463-X

Brief Description

From Abraham’s prayer of protest to Habakkuk’s struggle to understand terrorism to Jesus’ tradition-bound words of the Lord’s Prayer, readers of While I Was Praying: Finding Insights about God in Old Testament Prayers will uncover new insights into how the ancient Hebrews understood their God.

In their prayers to God, the ancient Israelites expressed what they believed to be the nature, characteristics, and attributes of God. Often, it was through prayer that they received profound insight into the nature of God.

As a part of this study, each chapter not only explores an Old Testament prayer in its historical and scriptural context but also includes “Connections” to the experiences and needs of today’s readers. Written for use in both personal reflection and small group study, each chapter also provides discussion questions to provoke deeper reflection into the nature and continued potency of Old Testament prayers.

About the Author

Ralph K. Hawkins (D.Min., University of the South; Ph.D. cand., Andrews University) is an Associate Faculty in Bible at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, and has been involved in pastoral ministry for almost fifteen years. He speaks often to church study groups.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: A God Who Invites Bargaining: Genesis 18:22-33
Chapter 2: A God Who Salvages Suffering: Genesis 32:22-31
Chapter 3: A God Who Relents: Exodus 32:1-14
Chapter 4: A God Who Sides with the Powerless: 1 Samuel 2:1-10
Chapter 5: A God Who Justifies: Psalm 51
Chapter 6: A God Who Dwells among His People: 1 Kings 8:22-53
Chapter 7: A God Who Never Sleeps: 1 Kings 18:19-40

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