Praying With Paul - a Call to Spiritual Reformation
This book turns to the example of the apostle Paul for guidance on developing a mature and intimate experience of prayer. As always, Don Carson directs readers to a close engagement with the text of Scripture, keeping the focus always...
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This book turns to the example of the apostle Paul for guidance on developing a mature and intimate experience of prayer. As always, Don Carson directs readers to a close engagement with the text of Scripture, keeping the focus always on God. These studies are ideal for both individuals and groups.
:God doesn't demand hectic church programs and frenetic schedules; he only wants his people to know him more intimately, says top-selling author D. A. Carson. The apostle Paul found that spiritual closeness in his own fellowship with the Father. By following Paul's example, we can do the same. This book calls believers to reject superficiality and revolutionize their lives by embracing a God-guided approach to prayer.
Previously published as A Call to Spiritual Reformation, this book has now been updated to connect more effectively with contemporary readers. A study guide, DVD, and leader's kit for the book are available through Lifeway and The Gospel Coalition.
Dr Don (D. A.) Carson is currently Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. His areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. Carson has written prolifically and profoundly on all these subjects.
Carson has written or edited 57 books - as well as numerous journal articles - ranging from New Testament commentaries to topical studies on the state of the contemporary church and its wider cultural context. His work is characterised by brilliant theological insight, thorough scholarship, and an uncompromising commitment to the essentials of Reformed doctrine.
Carson's landmark book, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award. Other works that examine the interaction of church and culture include The Inclusive Language Debate (1998), Becoming Conversant With the Emerging Church (2005), Christ and Culture Revisited (2008) and The Intolerance of Tolerance (2012).
Carson's exegetical works include volumes on individual New Testament books in the Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary, Pillar New Testament Commentary, Baker Exegetical Commentary, and New International Greek Testament Commentary. In Exegetical Fallacies (1984, 1996, 2nd ed.), Carson is at his incisive best, analysing the root causes of errors in biblical interpretation. He has also notably edited the New Testament Commentary Survey up to its 7th edition (2013), as well as the Zondervan Study Bible (2015).
Donald Arthur Carson was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1946. His undergraduate degree majored in mathematics and chemistry. He went on to undertake a Master of Divinity with a Baptist seminary and earned his PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University in 1975, the same year he married his wife Joy. In 1978, Carson joined the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has worked ever since. In 2005 with Tim Keller, Carson founded The Gospel Coalition (TGC) - a network of Reformed churches dedicated to engaging and transforming the wider culture through speaking events, online advocacy, and publication. He continues to be an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.
Carson lives with his family in Liberty, Illinois. In his spare time he enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.
- :<b>contents<br></b>introduction: Neglected Prayer<br>1. Lessons From The School Of Prayer<br>2. The Framework Of Prayer (2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)<br>3. Worthy Petitions (2 Thessalonians 1:1-12)<br>4. Praying For Others<br>5. A Passion For People (1 Thessalonians 3:9-13)<br>6. The Content Of A Challenging Prayer (colossians 1:9-14)<br>7. Excuses For Not Praying<br>8. Overcoming The Hurdles (philippians 1:9-11)<br>9. A Sovereign And Personal God<br>10. Praying To The Sovereign God (ephesians 1:15-23)<br>11. Praying For Power (ephesians 3:14-21)<br>12. Praying For Ministry (romans 15:14-33)<br>afterword: A Prayer For Spiritual Reformation<br>indexes