this is a book that is quite easy to understand though I find it isn't a book to just sit down and read through it has quite a bit to think about and digest. It is answering lots of my questions. Our Son ordered it at the same time as we did without even knowing.
Phillip Yancy "Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?" is thought-provocking making you think about your prayer life. It answered the question, "Is the Lord listening to me?" and why the Lord will give you another, better answer, sometimes. The Lord knows everything about you (your sins, your job, your finances, your girlfriend, or spouse, your illnesses, your friendships and relationships, etc.) and what you are going to pray to Him, even before you pray. Phillip Yancy took a hard look at prayer through his countless study of it through prayer books and scientific studies on prayer.
Anything by Philip Yancey is great--but this is one of his best! His look into prayer has helped me change my prayer life around from being tedious and mundane to being something more of a conversation with God. Our Heavenly Father is our Friend, and we should talk to Him just as we do our earthly friends. Yancey continues to write books on questions we are afraid to ask out loud.
Prayer..Does it make a difference? Wonderful book!
January 22, 2011
Age: Over 65
I have led Bible studies before, a couple on the subject of prayer. I have also read books on prayer, some quite well-known.
This is the first one that I have found that talks about the reality of prayer .... the fears, the doubts, and the hopes of the praying person. There is no "acting" in this book. It tells it like it is on probably the most important part of a Christian's life.