ABHMS, Judson Press announce 2019-2020 ‘ABC Reads’ selection

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/5/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its publishing ministry, Judson Press, announce that “The Revolutionary Power of the Lord’s Prayer” by Dr. Alice Burnette Greene has been named the “ABC Reads” book for 2019-2020.

ABC Reads highlights a Judson Press book that is appropriate for reading and discussion in small group settings as well as for individual study. The recommended book provides an opportunity for learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and faith in Sunday school classes and Bible studies as well as with interested church and community groups.

While many Christians know the popular Scripture known as the Lord’s Prayer, the true power of this deceptively simple yet significant model for prayer may go unrealized. In “The Revolutionary Power of the Lord’s Prayer,” Greene offers today’s Christian disciples new understanding of the potency and impact that this prayer delivers and the transformative effect it can have for sharing God’s love in the world.

Exploring the lesser-known version of the prayer from Luke’s Gospel, the book urges readers to do the following:

  • truly mean what is being prayed;
  • expect what is being prayed to happen;
  • believe that prayers have power in the name of Jesus; and
  • believe that individuals can make a difference.

Through examples of modern-day responses to social justice issues, personal deepening exercises and guided group discussions, the reader will discover how the Lord’s Prayer empowers individuals to become revolutionary forces in today’s world.

Greene has served churches in the Washington, D.C., and Chicago areas. In addition, she is author of “Angels All Around” (2010) and the blog “Moving Mountains: The Hope of Faith in Action” at http://aliceburnettegreene.com.

The retail price is $15.99. Save 15 percent on orders of at least 10 copies. Order at judsonpress.com or by phoning Judson Press customer service at 800.458.3766. Mention promo code “ABCREADS” when phoning or enter it in the discount box during online checkout.

Since 2006, ABC Reads has been bringing American Baptists together through the power of a book!

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities and cultures.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.