Zwemer, Samuel M. Taking Hold of God: Studies on the Nature, Need and Power of Prayer. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1936.
Blue cloth, a few old smudges/stains to binding surface, 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, 188 clean and unmarked pp. We tightened up the end paper hinges with archival paste. Good. Hardcover. 
Samuel Marinus Zwemer (1867-1952), b. Vriesland, Michigan; d. New York City. Zwemer was a Reformed Church scholar, earning degrees from Hope College and New Brunswick Theological Seminary; he was granted three Doctor of Divinity degrees, the last from Rutgers College in 1919. After ordination in 1890 he was sent as a missionary to the Mohammedans in Arabia. He was nicknamed "The Apostle to Islam," and served until 1929, traveling widely in the Middle East. In that year he was appointed Professor of Missions and Professor of the History of Religion to Princeton Theological Seminary, where he taught until 1937. Among his other accolades, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. He founded and edited the publication The Moslem World for 35 years.