Living the Lord's Prayer and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Living the Lord's Prayer Hardcover – July 1, 2008


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$13.02 $4.83

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764205064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764205064
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.4 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #475,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Jesus Christ used just 72 words to outline the key elements of communicating with God in what we know as the Lord's Prayer. Timms, a native Australian who teaches at Hope International University in California, uses many more words than that in this lucid and probing excavation of the prayer, which he calls the greatest Christian teaching of the centuries on spiritual formation. In word-by-word and phrase-by-phrase exposition, he digs deep into meanings and layers that easily escape a quick read. The opening our calls us to community, Timms says, while Father speaks to fear. Timms also discusses God's closeness, our call to holiness, our willfulness, the challenge of simplicity and the need for forgiveness. Readers will find remarkable lessons throughout this work, which reveals shining gemstones of truth usually left buried in the prayer. Even Amen is mined, with Timms calling it the greatest word of faith that the early church could muster. This is a well-polished study of the oft-quoted but seldom-realized formative prayer of the Christian faith. (July)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

"This is a well-polished study of the oft-quoted but seldom-realized formative prayer of the Christian faith." -- Publishers Weekly, May 2008

"This book lays the foundation for leading a meaningful Christian life." -- ChristianWomenOnline.net

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
25
4 star
5
3 star
1
2 star
3
1 star
0
See all 34 customer reviews
Thought provoking..refreshing.
Heather Johnston
This book takes us deeper into the Lord's prayer and into the ministry and purpose of Jesus Christ.
Tim Ross
It's well worth the time needed to read and absorb its ideas.
Lfmiller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Kite on July 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Along the lines of authors such as Dallas Willard, Henri Nouwen and Jerry Bridges, David Timms has written an inspirational, soon-to-be classic, on the most important Prayer in Scripture. Breaking down the phrases that Jesus used in to explain prayer, Timms suggests the truest and deepest sense of the prayer and the spiritual formation that comes with its correct use.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Adriel C. Gray on August 20, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Exploring the Depth of Wisdom.
Living the Lord's Prayer by David Timms.
Bethany House Publishers, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Copyright ã 2008

Jesus Christ used just 72 words to outline the key elements of communicating with God in what we know as the Lord's Prayer. Timms, a native Australian who teaches at Hope International University in California, uses many more words than that in this lucid and probing excavation of the prayer, which he calls 'the greatest Christian teaching of the centuries on spiritual formation.' In word-by-word and phrase-by-phrase exposition, he digs deep into meanings and layers that easily escape a quick read. The opening "our" calls us to community, Timms says, while "Father" speaks to fear. Timms also discusses God's closeness, our call to holiness, our willfulness, the challenge of simplicity and the need for forgiveness. Readers will find remarkable lessons throughout this work, which reveals shining gemstones of truth usually left buried in the prayer. Even "Amen" is mined, with Timms calling it "the greatest word of faith that the early church could muster." This is a well-polished study of the oft-quoted but seldom-realized formative prayer of the Christian faith. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. Source: Publisher's Weekly

Reviewed by A. C. Gray
Some years ago while pondering the Lord's Prayer, I purposed to take each sentence of the Lord's Prayer, examine its significance for my own life, and compile my thoughts into a book. David Timms had a better idea. His approach was to take each word of the prayer and mine its depths.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ian T. Blacker on October 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have taken four weeks to read this book, and can honestly say that this is the best book that I have ever read on the subject of The Lord's Prayer-I read copiously! Dave Timms makes the prayer practical and livable, and brings super application to bear on the life of a Christian as we consider how God really wants us to live for Him. Five stars!

Ian T Blacker.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mike Spradlin on July 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
From the moment I began to read David Timms' latest guide to living real life, I found myself desiring to be consumed with more of Him, and less of me, as a disciple of Jesus. In an often studied but rarely understood prayer, Christ Himself gave his followers a model for drawing near to the Father - with intimacy and awe - that can be shared in community with others.

Timms captures this essence of Jesus' teaching and gives you a depth you least expect. He captivates you and stimulates your heart and mind to reflect on God and your response to Him. I've found that people have a real longing for the truth about God, and an investment in a journey like this will not waste your time. Put down whatever self-help book you are reading and return to The One who is not interested in our religion, but our devotion and learn by Living the Lord's Prayer.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tim Ross on October 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book takes us deeper into the Lord's prayer and into the ministry and purpose of Jesus Christ. If you were to think that anyone could write an entire book on the Lord's prayer just on the surface it might not be obvious how it would be done. But as Dr. Timms unwinds the prayer, verse by verse, and word by word, he studies the original greek language, the context at the time of Jesus' time, and makes some truly eye-opening statements. He digs deep to enrich the soil of our Christian walk so that we may grow roots deeper in our knowledge of the Lord. We miss so much if we just read through the word of God without understanding the setting for what was going on and Dr. Timms provides all the background of the times. Then Dr. Timms takes those original thoughts and statements made 2000 years ago and shows us exactly how they apply today. This book opened up my understanding of the Lord's prayer and is an amazing journey. This should be required reading for anyone who professes to be a Christian and who serves the God of all creation who came down from heaven to save us from our sinful, broken world.

It is filled with solid insights for today's world that reference straight to what Jesus taught. Dr. Timms speaks about some issues of our times (our lack of community, our desire for self-worth, our desire for self-glorification, our fears, etc.), speaks of God's desires for us by quoting scripture (the essential source of any teaching), and then talks to how we can make it part of our life. One particularly riveting part is on page 88 where Timms speaks about our desire to keep up a facade so others won't see our "flaws and failures, since we dare not look hypocritical.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?