23 January

Dr. Mohler Explores ‘The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down’ in New Book

Southern Seminary President Unpacks the Lord’s Prayer to Teach the How, What and Why of Prayer

(Nashville, TN) January 2018 – The Lord’s Prayer is one that many know and recite, but do not fully understand. In his new book, The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down (Thomas Nelson, ISBN 9780718090937), Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of Southern Seminary, dissects each line of this model prayer to share rich theological truths about the character of God and His desire to have relationship with His creation.

After the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in Las Vegas, a roaring debate over offering “thoughts and prayers” erupted. In The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down, on sale January 23, Mohler unpacks how our culture has misunderstood prayer, which may be the bases for why offering these sentiments invokes such emotions.

“In such devastating circumstances, prayer has a role. While prayer is not an act of therapy, nor is it a bargaining chip, it does offer an intimate communication with the one true and living God,” he writes. “Prayer can be radical and can turn the world upside down, especially when modeled after the prayer Jesus taught us to pray.”

The need for an active and disciplined prayer life is vital to a relationship with Christ. And, the Lord’s Prayer gives Christians guidance on how and what to pray. In The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, Mohler takes readers through the shortest prayer in the Bible, line by line, revealing what prayer is and what prayer is not by closely examining forgiveness, spiritual warfare, earthly and heavenly kingdoms, the Great Commission and temptation.

“The Lord’s Prayer does not teach us the artifice or the mechanics of prayer,” said Mohler. “Instead, the Lord Jesus rearranges our theology and breaks open faulty misconceptions about the character of God and our deepest needs in this world.”

Prayer is a part of almost every world religion, yet there is no prayer that matches the radical and powerful nature of the Lord’s Prayer.

 

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The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

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About the Author: Author and professor, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds a B.A. from Samford University, M Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary and is the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary. Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing” and “Thinking in Public.”

About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson, of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., is a world-leading provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. The publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information, please visit www.thomasnelson.com.

04 January

HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s Specialty Publishing division wins five 2017 NYC Big Book Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2018) – The New York City Big Book Award recognized five titles from the specialty division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing in various award categories:

  • Be the Gift: Let Your Broken Be Turned Into Abundance by Ann Voskamp, in Gift Books (Zondervan Gift)
  • Finding Gobi: Young Reader’s Edition: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey by Dion Leonard, in Children’s Non-fiction (Thomas Nelson)
  • Love Heals by Thistle Farms Founder Becca Stevens, in Self Help: Spiritual (Thomas Nelson)
  • Night Night, Farm by Amy Parker, in Picture Books – Preschool (Thomas Nelson)
  • The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard by Kristin Schell, in Personal Growth (Thomas Nelson)

“I am honored for our authors and titles to be recognized by the NYC Big Book Award,” said Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of Gift Books, Tommy Nelson Children’s Books and New Media at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “Each of these award-winning titles will uplifit and inspire readers.”

The competition was judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

“In 2017, we had worldwide participation, from Australia to Ghana; India to London; and across the U.S., and are so proud to announce the winners and favorites in our annual New York City Big Book Award.  Fact is, great content can be found around the globe, whether created from an individual author or a major publishing house, and we are happy to propagate their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

For more information, please visit: www.nycbigbookaward.com and to see the list of winners.

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Thomas Nelson is a world-leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. For additional information visit Thomasnelson.com.

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