"These prayers were offered three centuries ago by devout Christians in Europe. Their voices cross barriers of time, language and culture, expressing thanks for God's caring protection, sincere confession of sin, longing for God's merciful forgiveness, and gratefulness for God's grace, which crowns the daily sunrise.
The prayers express a desire for lives of obedience, hearts full of peace, and congregations of love and harmony. They truly are 'rich in spirit' and give comfort to 'devout Christian hearts...in every season and in every need.' I commend them for regular use, in personal, family, and congregational worship."
-John E. Sharp, Director, Historical Committee of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana
"A lasting tribute to Anabaptism as a whole, making Die ernsthafte Christenpflicht available to English readers." -Amos B. Hoover, Muddy Creek Farm Library, Denver, Pennsylvania
"A remarkable Anabaptist book, with prayers of surprising warmth and purpose. Suitable for public use as well as in intimate groups. Deserves wide distribution." -Beulah Stauffer Hostetler, Author of American Mennonites and Protestant Movements, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
"Classics of second-generation Anabaptism, roots that give assurance and peace. Sin, death, and the devil are very real; so is the grace of God. The central themes of spiritual life are represented her, For devotional as well as public use. A significant new resource." -C.J. Dyck, Author of Spiritual Life in Anabaptism, Elkhart, Indiana