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Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God

Timothy J Keller
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'"Can't anyone teach me how to pray?" Millions of people today are asking the same question. There is a sense of the necessity of prayer - we have to pray. But how?'

Prayer is central to Christian faith; indeed, as Timothy Keller notes in his introduction, it is the main way we experience deep change. Yet so many people struggle with prayer - a struggle that the author himself has shared. This wise and inspiring book is the fruit of those struggles, offering a real and glorious vision of what it can mean to seek God in prayer.

Keller begins by giving a theological underpinning of what prayer actually is - both conversation and encounter with a personal God - before describing how we can learn to pray, and then deepen that prayer. Finally he gives detailed, practical suggestions on how to make prayer a part of the reality of daily life.



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'"Can't anyone teach me how to pray?" Millions of people today are asking the same question. There is a sense of the necessity of prayer - we have to pray. But how?'

Prayer is central to Christian faith; indeed, as Timothy Keller notes in his introduction, it is the main way we experience deep change. Yet so many people struggle with prayer - a struggle that the author himself has shared. This wise and inspiring book is the fruit of those struggles, offering a real and glorious vision of what it can mean to seek God in prayer.

Keller begins by giving a theological underpinning of what prayer actually is - both conversation and encounter with a personal God - before describing how we can learn to pray, and then deepen that prayer. Finally he gives detailed, practical suggestions on how to make prayer a part of the reality of daily life.


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Timothy J Keller

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy. For over twenty-five years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.

He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In ten years they helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller's books - including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, and Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God - have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.

Tim was born in 1950, raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.

Tim and his wife Kathy have three adult sons.

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Profound Prayer
4 stars By Drew, Dec 14 2017
I'm just finishing this book as we speak. As far as expository texts go- it's wonderful! It aptly addresses the foundations of prayer and how individuals can activate this critical medium to understand their maker, saviour and spiritual father better. If you are to read one text this year- I recommend this one. Your prayer life will thank you!
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Inspiring
5 stars By Kate, Nov 30 2017
This is one of those books that you have to read slowly in order to soak in all that the author has to say! It is beautifully written, and each page presents a new challenging and inspiring concept. Excellent read. 
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A fantastic theological and practical book on prayer
5 stars By Aaron, Feb 08 2017
Keller writes a very thorough book on Christian prayer. He gradually walks the readers from the why's and what's of prayer, towards the when's and how's. In doing so, developing a sound theology of prayer and then the biblical application of prayer. What I found particularly helpful was the well developed biblical perspectives on prayer; how Keller drew from theologians of the past, such as Calvin, Augustine and Luther, to consider their perspective and practice of prayer; and the provision of 'templates' on how readers might consider applying prayer in their daily lives.

This is a fantastic book, and I would highly recommend it to everyone!
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Recommended
5 stars By Lu, Feb 01 2017
A challenging and complex book on the notion of "prayer". Keller recounts the bible understanding of the notion of prayer and also the writings of influential christian leaders including Martin Luther on the meaning of prayer. Keller argues of the importance of prayer being based on biblical meanings of prayer and also examines the differences between prayer and meditation. An essential read on prayer.
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Best Prayer Book I've read
5 stars By Julz, Nov 11 2015
This is the best prayer book I've read so far. It is biblical and not just based on the author's subjective experience of prayer. It is also comprehensive, perfect balance of doctrinal and practical aspects of prayer. The first part of the book tries to define what prayer is, and goes deeper into the how to. There is an emphasis on prayer guided by God's Word, turning your meditations of the Scripture into prayers. What I like about this book is that it has the chapter which draws the experience of prayer from the church's fathers like St. Augustine and Martin Luther, which has really blessed me.
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  • Catalogue Code 421367
  • Product Code 9781444750188
  • ISBN 1444750186
  • EAN 9781444750188
  • Department General Books
  • Category Prayer
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hachette Australia
  • Publication Date Nov 2014
  • Sales Rank #73155
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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