This book represents the third in a series tracing the development of a tradition of prayer that arose in the Jewish Second Temple period. Its critical essays trace the impact of the Second Temple penitential prayer traditions on the development of prayers and thought in rabbinic Judaism and Christianity during late antiquity and the early medieval periods. Contributors include Paul Bradshaw, Carsten Claussen, Lawrence Fine, Cornelia Horn, Reuven Kimelman, Ruth Langer, Laura Leiber, Robert Phenix, Stefan Reif, Richard Sarason, Bryan Spinks, and Rodney Werline.
What if you found out that God is a stalker? I know. I know. I completely understand your hesitation. For some, to consider God as a stalker may be offensive. However, if you read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation there is one thing that keeps happening over and over - God, running, chasing, and pursuing us. Isn't it interesting that God is the one who comes to us and, out of the blue and offers us His favor. It seems a bit odd, but when you think about it, the only thing we have to do in our relationship to God is...respond. When we think we are seeking God, we find that He has sought us first. When we think we are loving God, we find that He has loved us first. When we think we are pursuing a relationship with God, we find that He was pursuing us first. He really is a stalker!