Can't anyone teach me how to pray? Millions of people today are asking the same question. There is a sense of the necessity of prayer - we have to pray. But how?
Prayer is central to Christian faith; indeed, as Timothy Keller notes in his introduction, it is the main way we experience deep change. Yet so many people struggle with prayer - a struggle that the author himself has shared.
This wise and inspiring book is the fruit of those struggles, offering a real and glorious vision of what it can mean to seek God in prayer. Keller begins by giving a theological underpinning of what prayer actually is - both conversation and encounter with a personal God - before describing how we can learn to pray, and then deepen that prayer. Finally he gives detailed, practical suggestions on how to make prayer a part of the reality of daily life.
©2014 Timothy Keller (P)2014 Penguin Audio
It comes across quite like a textbook, or something you might write on a theology course. If that's what you're looking for, it's probably quite good. There's nothing original here though. From the sub-title, I was hoping it would be something that would inspire, but it's too dry for that. I wasn't enamoured by the narration style either, but that's just personal preference.
An easy to read, conversational, pastoral guide to understanding personal prayer. An absolute must read for any Christian.
This assumes a very high Christian protestant approach, but even if you don't share the Christology there are some interesting ideas. Worth a scan, but more of an instruction manual for a particular type of Christianity than a theological overview!
"Loved this book!"
I highly recommend this book for anyone struggling with prayer. It's very practical and he consults a wide range of authors. It's a book that I will most likely go back to.
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