As the end of 2020 draws near, we highlight some of the most important theology books released this year…
Although some of these theology books will appear on our Advent calendar of 2020’s Best Books (and no, we won’t reveal here which ones will be on that list), we won’t say that these are the 12 BEST theology books — just that they are important ones that should be widely read and discussed…
We feature our theology book of the year first, and after that the remaining book are in alphabetical order by the author/editor’s last name….
*** What one book would you add to this list?
Prayer Takes Us Home: The Theology and Practice of Christian Prayer
A lot of people would like to learn to pray all over again. Others are not so sure they ought to pray. They want to know whether prayer will help them and, more than that, whether it will be of any use at all to our world.
This book gives an answer—not in the form of glib instructions, but by introducing the reader to the theology of prayer. It refers again and again to the Bible, especially the Psalms. At the same time, it speaks about personal experiences as well. Gerhard Lohfink writes in inviting, easy-to-read language, answering questions such as:
“To whom do we pray?”
“Does it make any sense to ask for things in prayer?”
“What happens in the Eucharistic Prayer?”
“What is so special about the Psalms?”
“How can I practice Christian meditation?”
This book offers an inviting approach to Christian prayer.