A Prayer to Our Father is the exciting journey of faith of a Jewish Bible scholar and an African American pastor who join forces to uncover the truth about the most beloved prayer in the Christian world. Their gripping adventure begins in the ancient city of Jerusalem and takes them to the very spot in Galilee where Jesus taught the multitudes to pray. Along the way they discover a Hebrew version of the Lord's Prayer, preserved in secret by Jewish rabbis for over a thousand years. The richness of meaning that the Hebrew unlocks reveals a powerful message of spiritual growth for Jew and Christian alike. Join them on this provocative exploration of the Hebrew origins of the Lord's Prayer!
Nehemia Gordon holds a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Archaeology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Gordon has worked as a translator on the Dead Sea Scrolls and as a researcher deciphering ancient Hebrew manuscripts. He has been invited to speak in synagogues and churches around the world and has led groups of pilgrims and visitors on tours of biblical sites. A native of Chicago, Nehemia has made his home in Jerusalem, Israel for the last fifteen years.
Keith Johnson earned his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has spent nearly two decades in Christian ministry. As an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, Johnson has served as pastor of Park Avenue Church in Minneapolis and as chaplain of the Minnesota Vikings. Johnson was also chosen as one of only 40 chaplains from around the world to serve the athletes of the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta. Keith lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and sons.
“The impressions are deep and stirring… It is one of the most inspiring, instructive, and spiritually important works I have read in a long time…”
- Dr. James D. Tabor, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
"A Prayer to Our Father is an inspiring book that conveys a powerful life-changing message of spiritual growth”
- Pastor Efrem Smith, Sanctuary Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MNPaperback
"Both Jews and Christians could learn a great deal from this book… I highly recommend it!"
- Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman, Congregation Kol HaNeshama, Jerusalem
“If you enjoy detective mysteries… this book is a veritable gold mine… as we discover hidden truths and marvel together with the authors.”
- Christine Darg, Exploits Ministry