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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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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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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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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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  • 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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Absolutely brilliant book in prayer

Another brilliant book from TK, really blessed. Worth reading again and again. Highly recommend book

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excellent book

I found this an excellent book and will recommend it thoroughly to friends and family.

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  • David
  • Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
  • 23-06-15

A very specific take on prayer...

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!

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  • MR J D CHASE
  • 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.