The Lord's Prayer Through Primitive Eyes
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Gottfried Oosterwal was living and working among seminomadic, Stone Age people in the dense tropical forests of New Guinea. One day those people came to him and asked a favor - they wanted to learn how to pray. How do you translate the kingdom of God for people who have no political power structures? The meditations of this book from a beloved professor, and the many new insights from a culture few of us will ever see, make this book unforgettable.
“Nana” (friend), teach us to pray.” How do you translate the kingdom of God or our daily bread for Stone Age people who eke out an existence and daily battle for survival.
These meditations on the Lord’s Prayer enable us to see through “new eyes” as we revisit the phrases in this familiar passage. Fascinating anecdotes as Dr. Oosterwal helps primitive tribesmen of New Guinea understand the prayer and allows us to incorporate new concepts in our own personal prayers. The meditations of this book from a beloved professor, and the many new insights from a culture few of us will ever see, make this book unforgettable. Study questions at the end of each chapter.