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Author: John Dominic Crossan Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9780062101044
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Every Sunday, the Lord’s Prayer echoes in churches around the world.

It is an indisputable principle of Christian faith. It is the way Jesus taught his followers to pray and distills the most essential beliefs required of every one of the world’s 2.5 billion Christians. In The Greatest Prayer, our foremost Jesus scholar explores this foundational prayer line by line for the richest and fullest understanding of a prayer every Christian knows by heart.

An expert on the historical Jesus, Crossan provides just the right amount of history, scholarship, and detail for us to rediscover why this seemingly simple prayer sparked a revolution. Addressing issues of God’s will for us and our response, our responsibilities to one another and to the earth, the theology of our daily bread, the moral responsibilities that come with money, our nation-states, and God’s kingdom, Crossan reveals the enduring meaning and universal significance of the only prayer Jesus ever taught.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 7/30/2013

    " We don't often take the time to "dissect" this prayer and its meaning. I didn't agree with all of the author's interpretation and understandings but felt it made me much more aware of this prayer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 3/10/2013

    " I am currently re-reading this book by Dom Crossan. I have previously read it and found it very interesting, but I need to read it again in preparation for discussion in Moebius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 6/30/2012

    " A fantastic look at the Lord's Prayer from a leading scholar. The approach is one of distribute justice and nonviolence. A must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 1/13/2012

    " Crossan's got great ideas but his style is too meandering and long-winded. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jarkko | 1/5/2012

    " My favorite book this year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 12/23/2011

    " Good logic and argument. But you have to accept his initial premises. He attempts to present them as logical conclusions, but they are simply acts of faith. I liked the book and the argument, just am not able to accept his premises as being the only basis for rational decision making. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 11/19/2011

    " I really enjoyed this look at the Lord's Prayer from an historical perspective. I hope I heed the call to community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 11/15/2011

    " This is an excellent look at the Lord's Prayer. Looks deeply into the biblical context and background. His view is that at the heart of this prayer is God's concern for distributive justice. Worth reading (and in tandem with my own book on the subject that has come out just following Crossan's) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jsue | 4/9/2011

    " Not my favorite Crossan. Seemed to be an underlying agenda never revealed. But still thought provoking overall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mack | 1/8/2011

    " Crossan's got great ideas but his style is too meandering and long-winded. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 12/3/2010

    " A fantastic look at the Lord's Prayer from a leading scholar. The approach is one of distribute justice and nonviolence. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jarkko | 11/29/2010

    " My favorite book this year. "

About the Author

John Dominic Crossan is an Irish-American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, and former Catholic priest who has produced both scholarly and popular works

About the Narrator

Walter Dixon is a broadcast media veteran of more than twenty years’ experience with a background in theater and performing arts and voice work for commercials. After a career in public radio, he is now a full-time narrator with more than fifty audiobooks recorded in genres ranging from religion and politics to children’s stories.