prayer_does_it_make_any_difference Multi-award winning spirituality writer Philip Yancey is loved throughout the world for his honest, insightful and inspirational writing. PRAYER: DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? carries all the hallmarks of classic Yancey, a journalist by training. His quest to unravel the mysteries of prayer reads as the journal of a fellow traveller: questioning, challenging, lamenting the unexplainable and rejoicing in the discovery of awesome insights. His journey is beautifully illustrated with moving true stories drawn from around the world. PRAYER: DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? tackles the following questions: What is prayer? What difference does it make? Why and how should we pray? What about unanswered prayer? How should we understand prayer for physical healing? Focusing on such a universal theme, this is potentially Yancey’s biggest book yet. To date, his books have sold over 14 million copies, and have been translated into 25 languages. His first book with Hodder, SOUL SURVIVOR, sold over 90,000 copies in just five years.
face_to_face Face to Face books guide you into richer, more effective devotional times. Dr. Kenneth Boa’s personalized adaptations of Scripture turn Bible passages into prayers that bring you face to face and heart to heart with God. In Face to Face: Praying the Scriptures for Intimate Worship, select Scripture verses become personal prayers of intimacy and adoration that allow you to express your heart more fully to God.Ken Boa (PhD, New York University; DPhil, University of Oxford) is the president of Reflections Ministries and Trinity House Publishers. His recent publications include Conformed to His Image, Face to Face, Pursuing Wisdom, The Art of Living Well, Wisdom at Work, Living What You Believe, and Sacred Readings.
the_rhythm_of_god's_grace Blending travelogue, Biblical reflection, current experience, and theology, Arthur Paul Boers introduces readers to the ancient Christian practice of fixed-hour prayer. With intriguing stories and humor, Boers insists that by reclaiming the tradition of morning and evening prayer, our lives can be enriched by companionship, consistency, and connections with corporate worship.
prayer_the_great-adventure Want an adventure of a lifetime that will bring you closer to God? Know God and His plans for you by learning how to prayer more effectively. This book offers a step by step approach through the Lord’s Prayer, the same prayer Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Discover the importance of praise, petition, protection and provision as elements of your prayer life. Matthew 6:9-13.
praying_with_the_church The so-called “high church” branches of Christianity have practiced liturgical prayer, or prayer with set words and at set hours, for centuries. In this folksy, practical and welcoming guidebook for Protestants unacquainted with, or perhaps even suspicious of, what he calls the “prayer book tradition” of the Church, McKnight attempts to root liturgical prayer in three things: biblical practice, a theology based on “loving God and loving others” and an ecumenical sensitivity to the riches of various Christian traditions. A professor of religious studies at North Park University and a popular writer on Christian spirituality, McKnightexplores the Jewish practice of prayer, how Jesus practiced prayer and how various denominations use the Psalms and the Bible as foundations for liturgy. He also draws from his own experiences to illustrate how Christians can use prayer books grounded in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions. “Praying with the Church,” he writes, “involves allowing our own prayer lives to be adjusted to the sacred rhythms of the Church’s prayer tradition.” Laced with quotations from many “real-life” users, this helpful volume concludes with a chapter on how prayer book liturgies can be adapted for individual use.
too_busy_not_to_pray For the past twenty years it has stood as a classic on prayer, helping Christians all over the world slow down to draw near to God.During those years, the world certainly hasn’t slowed down. If anything, the pace, intensity and number of distractions have only increased. Brokenness and pain seem to have increased as well, with news of civil war, poverty, broken families and sex-trafficking touching us daily. The urgent need for prayer is clear, but busyness still keeps many of us from finding time to pray.Two truths changed in twenty years: God is the same powerful, just, holy God he’s always been; and true prayer–prayer that changes us and allows us to participate in God’s work in the world–can’t happen on the fly. So Bill Hybels once again offers us his practical, time-tested ideas on slowing down to pray. Revised throughout and including a new introduction and new chapter on prayer and compassion for the world, this twentieth-anniversary edition often calls both young and old to make prayer a priority, and broadens our vision for what our eternal, powerful God does when his people slow down to pray.