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Is anyone listening? Do my prayers really change anything? Jared Brock sensed that something was missing in his prayer life, so he embarked on a yearlong journey to rediscover the power of prayer (and eat some delicious falafel). Follow Jared on a 37,000-mile trip around the world as he: dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, discovers the 330-year-old home of Brother Lawrence, plants prayer bombs in North Korea, burns his clothes at the end of the world, attends the world's largest church, and attempts fire walking (with only minor burns).

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Enlightening for religious and non-religious folks

What did you like most about A Year of Living Prayerfully?

The author is incredibly open and curious, looking for inspiration to deepen his prayer practice in some of the unlikeliest places. Also he is deeply respectful and appreciative of people different from himself.

What other book might you compare A Year of Living Prayerfully to, and why?

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs: both authors transform as a result of their journey. Jared Brock goes on an actual journey, but the inner journeys are comparable: both learn more, appreciate more and change their own routines as a result of what they have found.

Have you listened to any of Jared Brock’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I believe this is his only audiobook. But I will definitely give it a try if he records another one.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed the sections about Judaism and Quakers. An incident in North Korea was a bit scary.

Any additional comments?

Jared is a Christian through and through. I am not but I still got a lot of inspiration from this book.

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  • Brandon Veller
  • 24-11-17

Challenging, Encouraging, and Entertaining

This book is more than just Jared's journey through the various prayer traditions throughout the world. It's a challenge to the followers of Christ to pray, to really pray, and to seek their Lord like He is truly worthy of it.
Encouragement is definitely found in the fact that Jared and many he encountered in his journey struggle with prayer. There is no "arriving" at a place where you've got it figured out.
The snarky sense of humor and sometimes hilariously questionable accents made this a truly enjoyable experience.
I will absolutely be sharing this book with everyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-15

Good follow-up to Before Amen

I enjoyed this book for the way in which the author related how his experiences changed and informed his practice of prayer.

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  • Cyndee King
  • 29-07-15

Funny Thoughts on How to Learn to Pray

What did you love best about A Year of Living Prayerfully?

I loved Jared Brock! This is a book for any pilgrim seeking more from their prayer life or seeking a more spiritual journey. Jared approached his journey with an open mind and full of enthusiasm. I laughed out loud at some of his adventures and thought deeply about the truths he discovered and applied them to my own journey.

What other book might you compare A Year of Living Prayerfully to and why?

I am not sure there are other books, but "A Year of Living Biblically" comes close, primarially due to the humor involved in getting outside of the comfort zone.

What does Jared Brock bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jared's narration is just like he is in the room telling you his adventures. It is apparent he spent time researching each of the prayer methods prior to his exploration and this brings a special element to the narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely! I would remain in my car for long periods just so I would not have to stop listening in the middle of a chapter.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this as a personal study guide for the reader as they seek their own spiritual journey.

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  • David M.
  • 16-07-15

A great journey you won't regret you took!

Simply, this should have been a 10 part series! The book was a fantastic adventure! Put this at the top of your MUST LISTEN LIST

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  • Jeremy
  • 21-04-15

Fun & uplifting

Would you consider the audio edition of A Year of Living Prayerfully to be better than the print version?

Yes, but please don't tell anyone. The jokes work well when spoken, actually I have the print version too and read a lot of it but my wife took it and so I got the audio version.

What other book might you compare A Year of Living Prayerfully to and why?

Shane Claiborne's "Ordinary Radical", or Donald Miller's "Blue like jazz" ; in the same way Jared is developing a generation of prayerfull warriors.

What about Jared Brock’s performance did you like?

I liked hearing Jared telling his stories - just as if we in the same room. The pace was great and was easy to follow along.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laugh. I won't admit to any crying

Any additional comments?

Loved it, best book I've bought in a while

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-15

Part GK Chesterton, part Forest Gump

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I happened to listen to Unbroken right after it came out and called it a cross between the Book of Jonah, the Book of Job and Forest Gump. Jared Brock seems to be more of a cross between GK Chesterton and St. Augustine and Forest Gump . Thank You Lord for directing the prayers, steps and humor of St. Jared. Thank you for making us a peculiar people. May Your Kingdom come and may we pray without ceasing. Rejoicing always.

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