According to the preface of the Hendrickson Christian Classics edition, the records of the British Library say that the “Unknown Christian” was an Anglican clergyman named Albert Ernest Richardson, who was born around 1868. He was educated at Oxford University, ordained as a priest in 1897, and went overseas as a missionary in 1898. He published his first book in 1921. The Kneeling Christian was his second book.
The Kneeling Christian welcomes novices and veteran Christians alike to answer God’s invitation into the life of prayer. The author encourages us to embrace wholeheartedly the instructions of Jesus: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (NLT).
The author explores Scripture, including Jesus’ “sevenfold invitation to pray” in John 14-16. He also includes engaging anecdotes set in broad international settings, revealing a passion for missions and evangelism and the intercessory prayer that is the foundation for effective ministry.
The result is a tender and loving invitation into a living and vital relationship with the Living God – an invitation to prayer issued to us throughout Scripture and the ages by God himself.