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"Hackenberg's words have a heartbeat---sometimes they are beautiful and otherworldly; other time they are simple and earthy. When I read her prayers, I'm sure I have just prayed. But she wants me to take up my pen and pray. With a prayer, a Scripture passage, and a task, she gives me a personal invitation and permission to enter the incarnational practice of writing my words to God." - Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God
"For some, speaking to God comes naturally---for others, speaking to God feels awkward, especially when we can't find the words or begin to stumble in mid-sentence. Hackenberg offers an alternative way. Writing to God is an expression of deep humility---it seems to say, "If I can write to God, so can you." - Donald capps, Professor of Pastoral Theology (Emeritus), Princeton Theological Seminary
"Inspiration can come at any time or place, awakening the artist, writer, and creator in all of us just by picking up a pen and letting the words flow. Living with this book will make each day a holy adventure." - Bruce Epperly, author of Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living
Designed for use during any 40-day period, Writing to God relieves you of the self-conciousness of trying to pray "the right way." Ideal for Lent, this innovative new addition to the "Active Prayer Series" includesa a special section of prayers and prompts for Holy Week and Easter, for anyone using the book during Lent to deepen a life with God.
Rev. Rachel G. Hackenberg serves as the pastor of Grace United Church of Christ in Lancaster, PA. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, she authors the blog Faith and Water, and has published prayers in Before the Amen: Creative Resources for Worship.
Rachel has defintely changed the way I pray!
After spending 40 Days (plus) myself on this writing journey I highly recommend this book for your spiritual encouragement, edification and praying life.
I was trying to find a nice devotional to use and this was the perfect starter since only 40 days instead of the normal 365.
A close friend (a former Nun) recommended this book to me and I purchased it to use during Lent. I have read the introduction and I am grateful to my friend who urged me to get... Read morePublished 6 months ago by nancy kuhle
I like it so far, but am still involved in going through the book and writing. It has been a good experience thus far.Published 14 months ago by Lorraine Sell
Writing to God gives direction for those of us who aren't are looking for ways to imcrease the power and consistency of our prayers. Read morePublished 24 months ago by His2Bluve
I love to write letters to the Lord. The prayer poems, the Scripture references, and the prayer prompts all serve to open your heart to God and lead you to a place where you can't... Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by Bearyred