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Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? ... We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable ... At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery."
Foster shows how prayer can move you inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads you beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing you closer to God, to yourself, and to your community.
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 1992
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Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest.
Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable . . . At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery."
Foster shows how prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads us beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing us closer to God, to ourselves, and to our community.
Richard J. Foster is the author of several bestselling books, including Celebration of Discipline, Streams of Living Water, Life with God, and Prayer, which was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He is the founder of Renovaré, an organization and a movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted expressions, and the editor of The Life with God Bible.
“This book has helped me immensely in my struggles for spiritual vitality and depth.”
“A master teaching on the Master Subject.”
“As one fairly fluent with words, I am hard-pressed to express the impact of this timeless classic on my life. Richard Foster’s book is invaluable now, but not quite as invaluable as it will be a hundred years from now.”
“...takes the mystery out of prayer and returns it to the ordinary rhythmsof life”
“Magnificent! ... carried us into communion with Christians of every century and denomination.”
“You will not find a better guide. This is a landmark book.”
Bible cover2 Stars Out Of 5not what i expectedDecember 22, 2014Bible coverMeets Expectations: 1I have not read Foster before. Although I have heard of him and heard his other books were great. I am not finished with the book but I find it dry. we are reading it for a group Bible Study and I am not alone. The topics and ideas make for great discussion points. This was also my first ebook. I will not buy amother. It is very hard to share in a grouo. they all refer to "page numbers" and I have none. Church does nit have wifi so the book loads but no search features absilable withiut wifi and moving chapter to chapter takes minutes to load, the group has moved on before I can find a page. Very hard to reach table of contents and move around. does have "hilite" which transfers between phone and ipad. that has been nice. I am grateful for the topics and ideas.
iluvmesumuBaltimore, MDAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5June 5, 2014iluvmesumuBaltimore, MDAge: 25-34Gender: femaleThis book offers some good information. It was a little confusion using catholic terminology/history because I'm unfamiliar with that denomination. One of the books you want to keep reading despite confusion because you are certain it will offer more/some beneficial information at end, or leading up to it. Probably will use it as a reference book if needed.
WallyAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent summary on various types of prayer.November 6, 2013WallyAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an excellent review on the various types of prayer and their applications in our life. Prayer is such a powerful force in our spiritual lives as we seek to enhance our relationships with the triune God, family, friends and worldly neighbors. Describing prayers that lead us inward, upward and outward, the author has done an courageous job of warming our hearts through our search for peace.
CamiThousand Oaks, Ca5 Stars Out Of 5I love the different aspects of prayerJuly 12, 2012CamiThousand Oaks, CaI enjoyed going deeper into the study of prayer, the different prayers that he talked about.
PeggyFresno, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book on prayerOctober 12, 2010PeggyFresno, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I haven't finished the book but so far - awesome! This is one of those books to keep in your library for future reference. I had originally borrowed it from a friend but I kept wanting to write little notes in the margins so I had to get it for myself. It is loaded with thought provoking truths and is easy to read and understand. I hightly recommend this book to anyone searching for a good book on prayer. It will not disappoint.