Where Prayer Becomes Real: How Honesty With God Transforms Your Soul
:If we're honest, most of us feel bored, distracted, or discouraged in prayer. We look for resources to give us the "right" words or teach us the "right" technique and are disappointed when they don't seem to help. What we...
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:If we're honest, most of us feel bored, distracted, or discouraged in prayer. We look for resources to give us the "right" words or teach us the "right" technique and are disappointed when they don't seem to help. What we fail to realize is that prayer isn't a place for us to be good or right, and it isn't a place for us to perform or prove our worth. It's a place for us to be honest, present, and known--a place for us to offer ourselves and receive God.
Spiritual formation experts Kyle Strobel and John Coe want to show you what you've been missing when it comes to prayer. In this down-to-earth book, they show you how to fearlessly draw near to a holy God, pray without ceasing (and without posturing), and delight in the experience of being fully known and fully loved. Each chapter ends with prayer projects or practices to help you see a difference in your prayer life, starting now.
John H. Coe (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine) is the director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Biola University, La Mirada, CA. He is also an associate professor of spiritual theology and philosophy at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology, also at Biola. He previously authored Wildlife in the Kingdom Come: An Explorer Looks at the Critters and Creatures of the Theological Kingdom (Zondervan, 1993) and co-authored Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology with Todd W. Hall, Ph.D.
Kyle Strobel is a speaker, writer, and a practitioner of spiritual formation, discipleship, and community transformation. He has a masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and another masters in New Testament from Talbot School of Theology. After doing further masters work in Spiritual Formation, Kyle has started his Ph.D in theology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where Kyle and his wife Kelli currently reside. Kyle is also co-founder and director of Metamorpha.com, an online community for spiritual formation.