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Taking Hold of God: Studies on the Nature, Need, and Power of Prayer
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Taking Hold of God: Studies on the Nature, Need, and Power of Prayer


Marshall, Morgan & Scott 1936

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In Taking Hold of God, Zwemer lays out the case for the nature, need, and power of prayer.

Nicknamed the “Apostle to Islam,” for nearly 40 years Samuel M. Zwemer lived and worked in the Middle East, preaching the Gospel of Jesus and training hundreds of missionaries. Founder and editor of The Moslem World, Zwemer—familiar with the land, language, and people of Islam—provided a window into a growing religion and culture that few Westerners knew. Zwemer’s legacy as one of the finest Christian scholars of Islam is still recognized today.

In the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in Arabia: The Cradle of Islam are tagged and appear on mouse-over. What’s more, Scripture references are linked to the wealth of language resources in your Logos library. If you own the English and Arabic Qur’an, you can follow along with Zwemer in his analysis of Islamic doctrine and his studies comparing Islam to Christianity. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study.

Key Features

  • Explores the nature, need, and power of prayer
  • Explains hindrances in prayer
  • Includes a devotional service of meditation


  • The Antiquity and Universality of Prayer
  • The Nature of Prayer
  • Place and Posture in Prayer
  • The Time Element in Prayer
  • The Power of Prayer
  • Hindrances to Prayer
  • Non-Christian Prayer and Missions
  • Prayer and Missions
  • Some Old Testament Prayers
  • The Prayers of Paul
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The Prayers of Our Lord
  • A Devotional Service of Meditation

Product Details

  • Title: Taking Hold of God: Studies on the Nature, Need, and Power of Prayer
  • Author: Samuel M. Zwemer
  • Publisher: Marshall, Morgan & Scott
  • Publication Date: 1936
  • Pages: 192

About Samuel M. Zwemer

Samuel Marinus Zwemer (1867–1952) was born in Vriesland, Michigan and educated at Hope College, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Muskingham College, and Rutgers College. Zwemer served as a missionary in the Middle East from 1891–1929 where he earned his nickname “The Apostle to Islam.” In 1929, he was appointed professor of missions and professor of the history of religion at Princeton Theological Seminary. He retired from Princeton College Seminary at the age of 70.

Zwemer was the founder and edited The Moslem World for 35 years and the author of dozens of books, articles, essays, and periodicals—mostly revolving around missionary work and Islam.