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Best Loved Prayers and Words of Wisdom by Martin H. Manser

Best Loved Prayers and Words of Wisdom


Best Loved Prayers and Words of Wisdom by Martin H. Manser

A timeless collection of prayers, quotes, poems and speeches for every occasion. Complete with a brief introduction to each piece and its author, this book features words and prayers from 300BC to the present day. It provides a great source of inspiration when planning a speech or ceremonial occasion or can be used for personal devotions. This carefully chosen selection of the best loved prayers and words of wisdom is a staple for any bookshelf. The many contributors include C. S. Lewis, Florence Nightingale, St Francis of Assisi, John & Charles Wesley, Mother Teresa, John Stott, Oswald Chambers, G. K. Chesterton and Julian of Norwich. From The Lord's Prayer and Footprints, to excerpts from A Pilgrims Progress and A Christmas Carol, this compilation is a useful for individuals to read and reference, and a great source of inspiration when planning for a ceremonial occasion, speech, wedding or funeral. Each reading is introduced with a brief history to the piece and its author, providing new levels of interest and a sense of context. The 300 hand-picked pieces have been arranged alphabetically, so that selecting a favourite work is easy. This guide is also accompanied by a set of indexes which detail first lines, themes, Bible references, and authors, so that each entry is thoroughly cross-referenced, enabling you to make the most of this fabulous selection.

About the Author

Martin Manser is a professional writer and researcher. He is responsible for 'The Penguin Wordmaster' and 'The Guinness Book of Words'.

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Publication date

29th July 2011


Martin H. Manser

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Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


320 pages




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