We Need You Here, Lord—Prayers From the City
By Andrew W. Blackwood, Jr.
Baker Book House, 124 pages, $3.95
This book is a collection of prayers prayed by the author, pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia. These prayers come close to being profane. They speak of nothing soundly Reformed, minimizing our salvation, the focal point of our lives. Instead these prayers emphasize and condone the Social Gospel and the small things of life. They are characterized by the informal and flippant “talking to God” that we hear so much of today. There is no doubt in my mind that this book has no place in a covenant home.
Originally Published in:
Vol. 29 No. 10 February 1970