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Description - Ten Prayers That Changed the World by Jean-Pierre Isbouts

From time immemorial, prayer has provided comfort in our darkest hours, stirred us to action beyond what we thought possible, and shown us the way through seemingly insurmountable challenges. In this engaging tour of world history, author and historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts takes us on an inspiring tour of ten prayers that played a pivotal role in world events-from the divine inspiration of Joan of Arc to Martin Luther King's powerful Prayer to Open Hearts and Minds; from George Washington's prayerful words to the newly formed American states to the horrors of Auschwitz; from Constantine the Great's prayer before battle to Gandhi's deeply moving "prayer of peace." Ten Prayers That Changed the World delves into the moments in history where faith and prayer intersected with the course of mankind.

The Ten Prayers include-

1. Plea of Abraham

2. The Our Father

3. Constantine the Great's prayer before battle

4. Voices of Joan of Arc

5. Martin Luther's German Litany

6. George Washington's Prayer

7. The Prayer of St. Francis in World War I

8. The Serenity Prayer, the prayer of recovery

9. Gandhi's Prayer for Peace

10. Mother Teresa's Prayer

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781426216442
ISBN-10: 1426216440
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jean-Pierre Isbouts

JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS is a bestselling author, historian, and award-winning director of documentary and feature films. A humanities scholar and professor at Fielding Graduate University of Santa Barbara, California, he has published widely on subjects in art, history and archaeology, and directed films for Disney, ABC, Hallmark, History Channel and other studios and networks. He has also produced a broad repertoire of classical music with ensembles in New York, Los Angeles and Amsterdam.

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