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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

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Quite dry, academic

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.

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The best book on prayer ever.

This book is a must for all Christians.
If you want help to be a mature prayerful Christian read this book.

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A top 3 life changing book

After the Bible, this book now ranks in the top 3 most influential, life-transforming and perspective adjusting books I have read.

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Very good book

Really interesting, inspiring and easy to follow. Practical and rooted in scripture, it captures the wonder of prayer and is an encouragement to get on and do it.

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  • 14-02-16

Having finished it, I want to read it (and will) again!

An easy to read, conversational, pastoral guide to understanding personal prayer. An absolute must read for any Christian.

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Content good. Narration - don’t listen and drive!

Excellent and comprehensive review of many prayer styles, let down by a very boring narration. This should come with a warning - Dont listen and Drive. It’s the delivery not the content.

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Prayer

Very simple and clear to understand. It was a joy to read. I liked the way everything was explained.

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A Modern Classic for The 21st Century

I am already a fan of Tim Keller‘s work, but this book is truly inspirational. He has struck the right balance between calling on the great writers and leaders of the past, while simultaneously delivering it for a modern audience. The church is suffering dreadfully through a drought in prayer, it is my belief that this book is part of the answer.

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A Worshiper's guide to Prayer

This is a well researched and well written discussion on the subject of prayer. It has provided me with a great deal to think about and to pray about. Dear Father God, please help me to apply all that I have learned from this book. Amen,

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great content, but quite cerebral for an audiobook

as it says in the title really. there's a lot of dense material or older-english which you really need to be able to re-read at a slower pace...which I couldn't do when listening while commuting.
I also personally didn't enjoy listening to Sean Pratt's narration style, and will be avoiding him in future.

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  • 23-03-18

Eye-opening encouragement to pray

I thought I knew quite a bit about prayer but in this book Tim Keller demonstrates that it is so much more than I thought. He appeals frequently to Scripture but also draws heavily on the works of greats like Luther, Calvin and Augustine. His solution is not an easy quick fix marketing ploy but a call to a deep and dedicated prayer life.

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  • TIMOTHY
  • 20-07-15

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.