A Prayer Book for the Damned

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About the author:
David J. Keffer was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He pursued a technical education earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. After a year as a post-doctoral scholar at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., he began his career as an engineering professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he remains today. He has published about 100 technical papers in archival journals. In addition to various numerical methods courses, he also created and taught a course on non-idiomatic improvisational music.

Outside of engineering, David Keffer studied world literature and creative writing. He has published analytical articles on the works of Primo Levi and Kobo Abé. He created various reading aids to several classical Chinese novels. Over the past two decades, he has been active writing novels, poetry and stories. Various novels and illustrated stories are available from the Poison Pie Publishing House at http://www.poisonpie.com.

Relevant to this collection of prayers, David Keffer was raised in the parochial school of St. Catherine of Siena parish in Kansas City. He received additional education from the Jesuits at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City. He is a member of Immaculate Conception, a parish administered by the Paulist fathers, in Knoxville, Tennessee.

David Keffer lives in Knoxville with his wife, Lynn, and two children. As a family, they enjoy hiking through the local mountains and are always on the look-out for poison pie and other ambivalent mushrooms that dot the landscape.

A Prayer Book for the Damned

Authored by David Joseph Keffer

This prayer book contains twenty-seven prayers, written in a span of three months by a most unlikely author. The prayers deviate from tradition, primarily in that they are more open in acknowledging the uncertainties, reservations and short-comings of the one making the prayer. Included in this volume are "A Prayer for the Indifferent", "A Prayer for Drunkards", "A Prayer for Perpetual Malcontents" and twenty-four others. The prayer book is dedicated to Fr. Isaac Hecker, founder of the Paulist fathers, in support of his cause for canonization.

Publication Date:
1503052257 / 9781503052253
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Prayerbooks / Christian

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