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Stammerer's Tongue: A Book of Prayers For the Infant Christian Da

Stammerer's Tongue: A Book of Prayers For the Infant Christian - David Head

Epworth Press, 1960, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Offset to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

From the cover: “More than one appreciative reviewer of HE SENT LEANNESS expressed the hope that Mr. Head would take his subject further, and, having cleared away much rubble from the site by means of the devastating irony and wit which are the feature of that earlier book, would now give his readers further constructive and challenging help of the kind which he revealed in that earlier book. The present book is an admirable response to that appeal. Mr. Head writes in his Preface ‘This book follows the same pattern, but between the two publications the natural man has got converted! He is now learning how to pray and what to pray… It is written to egg on, not to warn off, the stammerer. If the most awful thing about prayer is that God hears it, the most wonderful thing about prayer is that God wants to listen to it.

Not that Mr. Head can prevent cheerfulness breaking in and there are many of the touches which amused his earlier readers (amused them, until they caught the backwash and sting of his words). But the book contains deeply significant passages, such as ‘Everything can be done’, and ‘I and my Father’, and it will be a very impassive reader indeed who is not profoundly moved by ‘A walk home".

It would be very difficult indeed to find another book in which wit and satire, humour and a genial jibing, are so remarkably mixed with the deepest and most helpful counsel upon the matter of prayer. Readers will once again discern that they have been learning more than they realised. A very remarkable book.”

Size: 6¾" x 4¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 116 [2] pages.

This one has already found a new owner.