Power of Prayer
This book presents biblical and pastoral reflections on Prayer in six short chapters. It opens with the prayer
experience of Jesus and ends with personal testimonies of individual believers. Thus this book portrays that our prayer experience today is an imitation of our Divine Master, Jesus Christ. In between these two dimensions, the author presents very rich history and solid biblical and pastoral reflections on the prayer experience of various personalities in the Bible and in the Christian Tradition.
Rev. Dr. S. Joseph Lionel is a priest of the Diocese of Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India. He is a noble Pastor and an intelligent Professor. He has two doctorates, one in Liturgy from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL, USA and the other in Communication from University of Thanjavur, India. He has two Master’s degrees, one in Journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA and the other in Library and Information Science from Alagappa University, India. He has authored almost thirty books so far which are published in India, USA and Vatican (e.g. New Missal Same Mass, on the English Translation of the Editio Typica Tertia of the Missale Romanum; Life of Grace, vol 1 and 2 on the Theology, History and Liturgy of Sacraments; Sacred Time, on the Liturgical Year; and Bread of Life, vol 1 and 2, on the Theology, History, and Liturgy of Eucharist; Vatican II and Liturgical Renewal: Historical and Theological Study of the Conciliar Constitution on Liturgy and Its Implementation). One of his recent books Homiletics: History and Theology of the Ministry of Preaching in the Church with Contemporary Communication Skills is published by Vatican Press (Libreria Editrice Vaticana). From his experience as a Pastor and Scholar, he make efficient use of his pastoral and academic experience and insights in all his works. He is a well-known preacher, resource person and speaker at national and international conferences and seminars conducted for priests, religious and laity. Now he has taken his ministry to the next level through the new media, especially through internet with his own website