The Spirit Hovers

Journeying through Chaos with Prayers

By K. K. Yeo

The Spirit Hovers

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  • ISBN: 9781610975063
  • Pages: 124
  • Publication Date: 11/3/2011
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The Spirit Hovers

Journeying through Chaos with Prayers

By K. K. Yeo

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  • ISBN: 9781610975063
  • Pages: 124
  • Publication Date: 11/3/2011
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About-

This book is a collection of prayers based on the Old Testament texts--a good resource for worship leaders or generally for those interested in spirituality. The Spirit breathes life into us as we breathe and pray, thus granting us the hope that the Spirit can quicken and transform troubled waters into overflowing streams. This is an invitation to readers to breathe with God's Spirit despite the unformed abyss, lifeless chaos, and life's vicissitudes. It is often crisis or weakness that gets us to bend our knees. Through prayer, any dilemma or challenge can become fertile ground for growing in humanity as we journey with God, and consequently sojourn with one another and with creation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"K. K. Yeo brings to the voicing of prayer all the ingredients of faithfulness. He has an attentive ear for the biblical text, in order to notice where we may make poignant contact. He has a keen sensibility for the contemporaneity of ancient possibility. And he has courage for truth-telling right in the face of God. This deeply moving book will matter both to those who lead public prayer and to those who pray as adult believers and seek greater depth in their communion with God."
-Walter Brueggemann
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament
Columbia Theological Seminary

"A rich prayer life is vital to a healthy relationship with God. He speaks to us through his Word and we speak to him through prayer. However, often we struggle with prayer. K. K. Yeo guides us through the Scriptures to help us find the words to bring our praises and petitions to God. I highly recommend this excellent work to all who want to deepen their prayer life."
-Tremper Longman III
Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies
Westmont College

"There are some books that we read to gain information. And then there are others that encourage us, touch us where we hurt, and offer hope and spiritual healing--The Spirit Hovers is this kind of book. In times of conflict when our human resources are diminished and our wisdom fails to guide, when we do not need more information but long for the presence of God, the poems in this book, drawn from the struggles of Old Testament saints, point us to the God who hears, and cares, and whose love upholds and sustains us. I highly recommend this book for public worship, private devotion, or simply daily reading. You will find comfort and encouragement as these poems guide you to the Source of genuine comfort, unfailing love, and the certainty of God's promises."
-Donald L. Alexander
Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies
Bethel University

"At the intersection of the strains of life and the hope of the Bible, we pray. K. K. Yeo teaches each of us, and helps us together as a Christian community, to pray through the chaos of our stories as they are woven together with The Story. These are prayers of discovery for traveling down the road, not staying in the monastery, with Scripture open to map the way."
-Gene L. Green
Professor of New Testament
Wheaton College

Contributors-

K. K. Yeo

Bio(s)-

K. K. Yeo is Harry R. Kendall Professor of New Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary and a Visiting Professor of Peking University as well as Zhejiang University in China. A Lilly Scholar (1999) and Henry Luce III Scholar (2003). He has published over twenty-seven Chinese books, and authored/edited nine English books. He is the author of Musing with Confucius and Paul (2008), The Spirit Hovers (2011), Zhuangzi and James (2012), Jesus Without Borders (2014). As a Chinese Christian born and raised in Borneo, Malaysia, educated in the United States, and currently serving the global church by preparing academic and ecclesial leaders in the U.S. and China, Yeo's teaching and research have focused on culture and the Bible, with a special emphasis on the tasks of building nations, transforming local communities, fulfilling the ideals of culture, saving individuals from chaos, meaninglessness, injustice, and moving them toward wholeness/shalom and beauty/glory.

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