Answer the Prayer of Jesus
A Call for Biblical Unity
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"I would recommend this book, written so thoughtfully, to everybody who desires to become part of the answer to the prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ for Christian unity. Unless we all take his appeal to heart and become pro-active in building unity, we will not have the joy of helping to answer the prayer of our Saviour."
General Overseer, International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies
"At a time when our culture is marked by needless division and strife, our friend John Lathrop sounds a hope-filled trumpet call for the power of unity among the body of Christ. Just as marriages are transformed when two different people begin walking as one, so will the church be transformed--and world-changing!--when we become the unified people for which Jesus prayed."
--Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn
best-selling authors of For Women Only and For Men Only
"I have personally witnessed God use John Lathrop's commitment to see the body of Christ work together. I am glad John has put his passions to the pen (or keyboard in this case). I pray God uses this book to inspire us all to work together to see God's kingdom come, that we might be 'one,' as Jesus prayed."
Director of Outreach and Spiritual Formation
Newton Presbyterian Church
and author of Comfortably Jewish
"In a broken and shattered world there is no greater challenge to the Church than to respond in the affirmative to its Lord's call to biblical unity (John 17). The call of Pastor Lathrop for us to be part of the answer to Jesus' prayer request is one that is both relevant and biblically sound. Taken to heart, Pastor Lathrop's biblical exposition and practical teachings should contribute significantly to 'Answer the Prayer of Jesus.' This book is indeed a gift to the Church as it seeks to 'stand firm in the one Spirit' (Phil 1:27).
Professor of Christian Social Ethics
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
and author of Beyond Cheap Grace