The Lord of the Ring, Third Edition
A Journey in Search of Count Zinzendorf
The unbelievable story of how one town truly prayed without ceasing
In 1999, a small town on the south coast of England became the birthplace of the extraordinary, accidental, international movement known as 24-7 Prayer. Their inspiration was a seemingly chance visit by founder Pete Greig to Herrnhut in Germany, where the eighteenth-century Count Nikolaus von Zinzendorf had initiated the Moravian prayer watch, which ran without ceasing for a hundred years.
Five years later, Phil Anderson undertook an aerial road trip on a tiny four-seat airplane from England to Germany, a remarkable journey to uncover the history of Zinzendorf and the movement he led.
Part history, part narrative, The Lord of the Ring takes readers on a fascinating journey back to the eighteenth-century Moravian renewal movement and their hundred-year prayer watch. Anderson retraces the steps of Zinzendorf, reconnects with his legacy, and seeks to apply it to life and faith in a new millennium. Learning from the past, readers will discover crucial signposts for grappling with the church's identity and calling as an authentic, relational, missional community
Phil Anderson has served as a Christian leader, elected politician, coordinator of the UK national prayer breakfast, engineer of the world's fastest paper-recycling plant, and manager of a toothpaste-tube factory. In 2005 he became a founding member of the renewed Order of the Mustard Seed, a lay ecumenical order of prayer, mission, and justice.
Pete Greig cofounded and champions the 24-7 Prayer movement. He is a pastor at Emmaus Rd. in Guildford, England, and has written a number of bestselling books, including Red Moon Rising, Dirty Glory, and How to Pray.