Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Praying Life

A Praying Life By Paul E. Miller Published by NavPress

In A Praying Life, Paul E. Miller explores how to pray. He discusses some barriers to effective prayer as well as giving some practical applications to overcome them. He uses his family and their personal experiences to illustrate his points. He begins with the principle that we need to learn to pray as children. He writes of the differences between adults and children and how this applies to prayer. Much of his writing is a personal challenge to set aside our adult mental/intellectual issues and embrace a Father who longs to have a relationship with His children.
The more I read this book, the more I liked it. The most important lesson I learned was you don't have to pray perfectly, you just need to pray. Adults tend to get caught up in the hows and whys, but we shouldn't. I also came to the conclusion that there are different types of praying and each has its purpose and time. This book has been a good addition to the stack of books on prayer that I've been studying through this year. This book will challenge you to be authentic with God and from there, He can do magnificent things.

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