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 10 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." With an attractive package and highly approachable format that includes the full text of each prayer, Ten Prayers That Changed the World is a perfect book for seekers of solace and the intellectually curious.
J E A N - P I E R R E I S B O U T S is a scholar of humanities and history and a professor at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. He has published widely on the origins of human civilization, including two bestsellers: The Biblical World and In the Footsteps of Jesus, both published by National Geographic. He is an occasional blogger at medium.com/@jpisbouts. An award winning filmmaker, Dr. Isbouts has also produced TV programs including The Search for the Last Supper (PBS, 2019). Born in the Netherlands, he lives in Santa Monica, California. Website: jpisbouts.org.
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