Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight

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InterVarsity Press, 17‏/03‏/2009 - 319 من الصفحات
  • Merit Award, 2007 World Guild Christian Living Book
Praying is an action. Praying is an action that is of the essence of Christian existence. It involves our beliefs, emotions, values, hopes and fears, certainties and uncertainties, knowledge and ignorance. As J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom explain, this book "is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing with people whom they envisage as being like themselves. . . . Our aim is not just to clarify Christian understanding but to foster Christian living. In real praying, head, heart and hands go together." With wisdom, humility and sincerity the authors lead us through different moods of praying, including brooding, praising, asking, complaining and hanging on. In Praying the authors offer hope for those of us who daydream when we try to listen to God and stumble when we try to speak. Yet they don't just teach us about prayer; they challenge and inspire us to do it by pointing us to a clearer realization of the reality of God and his character. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.
 

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This book gave insight on ways to approach our prayer life. It was interesting the way the two shifted back and forth. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتويات

THE GOD WE PRAY TO
11
THE PATH AND THE BYPATHS
34
BROODING
68
PRAISING
97
PRAYER CHECKUP
120
ASKING
147
COMPLAINING
180
HANGING ON
207
JOINING IN
231
WITH MY WHOLE HEART
259
Postscript to Christians Becalmed in Their Praying
286
For Discussion and Reflection
290
Further Reading
308
Subject Index
311
Scripture Index
315
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حول المؤلف (2009)

J. I. Packer is Board of Governors Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as contributing editor to Christianity Today. He has authored numerous books including the bestselling book Knowing God.

Carolyn Nystrom is a freelance writer based in the western Chicago suburbs. She has written more than seventy-five books and Bible study guides and served as general editor for the Christian Classics series. Together she and J. I. Packer also authored Never Beyond Hope.

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