In theory, prayer is the priceless point of contact between us and God. In practice, it's often frustrating, confusing, and mysterious. Yancey explores this enigmatic intersection where we meet God, asking---and answering---key questions: Is he listening? What's the point? Can prayer be more satisfying? Does it change his mind? My mind? Or both? 352 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 352 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN-13: 9780310328889 Availability: In Stock
In his most powerful book since Whats So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey explores the intimate place where God and humans meet in Prayer. Polls reveal that 90 percent of people pray. Yet prayer, which should be the most nourishing and uplifting time of the believers day, can also be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Writing as a fellow pilgrim, Yancey probes such questions as: *Is God listening? *Why should God care about me? *If God knows everything, whats the point of prayer? *Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent? *Why does God sometimes seem close and sometimes seem far away? *How can I make prayer more satisfying? Yancey tackles the tough questions and in the process comes up with a fresh new approach to this timeless topic. I have learned to pray as a privilege, not a duty, he says, and he invites you to join him on this all-important journey.
Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Website: www.philipyancey.com