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A free Kindle book: “The Kneeling Christian” by Albert Richardson

June 20, 2016

Recently I came across a book on the topic of prayer that is currently available free in Kindle format: The Kneeling Christian by the Rev. Albert Richardson, who was an Anglican clergyman who did missionary work in India in the early twentieth century.  The Preface to an early edition of the work, according to Wikipedia, says that he “was born around 1868. He was educated at the University of Oxford, ordained as a priest in 1897, and in 1898 he was accepted as a missionary and left for the Hausaland Mission in Africa… He returned to England in 1900, only to turn around in 1903 and go out again, this time to serve in Bombay, India, until 1905. Following his return from India, Richardson’s passion for evangelism was channeled into his career with the Church Army, a society of evangelists with the Anglican Communion. Then he began publishing his writings in 1921. The Kneeling Christian was his second book.”

I will quote one thing from the book: “It is not too much to say that all real growth in the spiritual life—all victory over temptation, all confidence and peace in the presence of difficulties and dangers, all repose of spirit in times of great disappointment or loss, all habitual communion with God—depend upon the practice of secret prayer.”  If this has the ring of truth for you, I think you will find The Kneeling Christian worth reading.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2016 6:34 am

    Thanks for the recommendation.

    • June 20, 2016 10:33 am

      Another good one is “Prayer” by the Norwegian Lutheran, O. Hallesby. I have not found a free version of that classic but if I do I’ll post it!

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