Monday 3 October 2016

Heart to Heart - Rachel Starr Thomson - Meeting With God in the Lord's Prayer

Heart to Heart:
Meeting With God in the Lord's Prayer
Rachel Starr Thomson
Little Dozen Press
ISBN 9780973959154

Rachel Staff Thompson is the first author I can think of that I discovered through a Facebook ad. It was actually for her Oneness Cycle books, but when I found out she had written a non-fiction book about the Lord's Prayer I had to give it a read. This book was a great little read, in many ways it was a reminder. It strives to make our faith personal. And I have found that the longer I am serious about my Christian faith the harder I need to work to prevent it from becoming just head knowledge. This book helps us return to the heart.

The chapters in this book are:
Our Father…
Something More
Father in Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Will Be Done
Give Us This Day
Song of the Forgiven
As We Forgive, Forgive Us
Deliver Us From Evil
The Hymn of Creation
Thine Is

The book is a mix of prose, poetry and quotes. Rachel draws from a number of sources to support her own reflections on this prayer. Rachel draws from church history, other Christians and passages from the bible to enhance her points. Coming in at under a hundred pages it is a quick and easy read. But it is also short enough that you could go back and easily reread it a few times to help sink in the teachings and as a refresher from time to time.

I really enjoyed this little book, and thing it will benefit your faith journey. Also after reading this non-fiction book I am even more excited to check out some of her fiction offerings.

(Note: This nook is currently available for free on Rachel's site.)

Books by Rachel Starr Thomson:
Theodore Pharris Saves the Universe
Angel in the Woods
Lady Moon
Reap the Whirlwind
The Babel Chip
Blue Violet on the Meadow
Fifty Shades of Loved
Heart to Heart: Meeting With God in the Lord's Prayer
Letters to a Samuel Generation
Tales of the Heartily Homeschooled

Seventh World Trilogy:
Worlds Unseen
Burning Light
Coming Day

Oneness Cycle:


The Prophet Trilogy:
Abaddon' s Eve
Comes the Dragon

Short Stories:
Butterflies Dancing
Fallen Star
Orges Is
Wayfer's Dream
The City Came Creaping
War With the Muse
Shields of the Earth
Of Men and Bones

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