L. G. Parkhurst, Jr. is the author of "Prayer Steps to Christmas: Daily Quiet Time Edition" and "Prayer Steps to Serenity: Daily Quiet Time Edition," the first book in the Prayer Steps series. He is also the author of "Prayer Steps to Serenity the Twelve Steps Journey: New Serenity Prayer Edition.
He met Francis and Edith Schaeffer in 1979, and is the author of "How God Teaches Us to Pray: Lessons from the Lives of Francis and Edith Schaeffer," "Francis and Edith Schaeffer,"
He has compiled numerous devotional and prayer book classics. These books include "How to Pray in the Spirit" from the writings of John Bunyan, Kregel Publications. "Answers to Prayer" and "Principles of Prayer" from the writings of Charles G. Finney, Bethany House Publishers. "The Believer’s Secret of the Abiding Presence" from the writings of Andrew Murray and Brother Lawrence, Bethany House Publishers, and "The Believer’s Secret of Intercession" from the writings of Andrew Murray and C.H. Spurgeon, Bethany House Publishers. Since 1989, he has written the weekly “Bible Lesson” for "The Oklahoman," Oklahoma’s largest circulation daily newspaper. His weekly Bible Lessons are also published as the International Bible Lessons in the InternationalBibleLessons.org website. He writes and publishes the International Bible Lessons Commentary through the Internet.
He received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, Master of Arts in Philosophy and Master of Library and Information Studies degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Currently, he serves as the publisher of Agion Press. To learn more about Prayer Steps to Serenity and to receive additional free resources visit the PrayerSteps.org website, the SerenityGroups.org website, the SerenityJournal.org website, and the CelebrateSerenity.org website.
Students of the Bible and great preaching will gain much from Charles Finney and Charles Spurgeon, two masters of the pulpit and Bible interpretation. Two sermons by them are included in each book in the series "Messages from Charles G. Finney and Charles H. Spurgeon for Today." These messages have been only lightly edited by L.G. Parkhurst to put them in the same format for easy reading by today's reader, Bible student, and Bible teacher.
Charles Grandison Finney [1792-1875] has been considered America’s Greatest Revivalist. He also served as theological professor and president of Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, which he helped found in 1833. In 1980, L.G. Parkhurst began publishing the works of Charles Finney beginning with Principles of Prayer through Bethany House Publishers. More recently he has published Finney’s works through Agion Press.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon [1834-1892] has been considered the Prince of Preachers. He founded Spurgeon’s College in 1856 in London, England, which was named after him following his death. In 1988, L.G. Parkhurst published The Believer’s Secret of Intercession, a devotional from the writings of Andrew Murray and C.H. Spurgeon.
The Prayer Steps series began many years ago with the publication of Prayer Steps to Serenity: The Twelve Step Journey. With the success of the expanded and revised edition titled Prayer Steps to Serenity: The Twelve Steps Journey: New Serenity Prayer Edition, a condensed devotional book was created: Prayer Steps to Serenity: Daily Quiet Time Edition, which was followed by Prayer Steps to Christmas: Daily Quiet Time Edition.
When Jonah prayed to God, he told God that He was “a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster,” and then Jonah told God that was why he did not want to go to and preach to save the people of Nineveh from destruction (Jonah 4:2). The story of Jonah shows us how God’s love can discipline His children to save them.
In The Sower and the Seed, Charles G. Finney and Charles H. Spurgeon explain the parable of Jesus on the sower and the soils upon which he sowed his seed, the Word of God. Students and teachers of the Bible along with students of great preaching will gain much from these two masters of the pulpit and Bible interpretation. A companion to The Rich Man and Lazarus, edited for today by L.G. Parkhurst
In The Rich Man and Lazarus, Charles G. Finney and Charles H. Spurgeon explain Jesus' parable on the Rich Man and Lazarus. Students and teachers of the Bible along with students of great preaching will gain much from these two masters of the pulpit and Bible interpretation. A companion to The Sower and the Seed, two more sermons by Finney and Spurgeon edited for today by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
Francis Schaeffer defined revival as: “A return to the practice of Biblical Christianity in the power of the Holy Spirit.” During his ministry, supported faithfully by his wife, Edith, they experienced revival in their personal lives and among the people with whom they ministered and worked. This expanded and updated edition includes the Message from my Francis Schaeffer: the Man and His Message.
Francis and Edith Schaeffer founded L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland to demonstrate the reality of God through prayer and honest answers to honest questions. God so blessed their work that they began writing their many books. Edith Schaeffer’s books show the existence of God through answers to prayer and transformed lives. How God Teaches Us to Pray will teach you the prayer lessons they learned.
The daily meditations in Prayer Steps to Serenity: Daily Quiet Time Edition will help you enjoy each day with a peaceful spirit, so you can bring positive changes into your life. The sixty short meditations based on the 12 Steps to Serenity can by read in thirty or sixty days. The readings will help you quiet your mind and emotions so you can enjoy peace, wisdom and the power to change your life.
We often hear the comment, “Put Christ back into Christmas!” During the Advent and Christmas season, the thirty-one meditations and prayers in Prayer Steps to Christmas will help you keep your heart and mind focused on Jesus Christ and what the Bible teaches about His birth, the meaning of His coming into the world, and the meaning, purpose, and value of His coming into your life.