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  1. Prayer
    Prayer
    John Bunyan
    Banner of Truth / 1989 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $7.00 Save 14% ($1.01)
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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  1. Yeduthun
    Gyeonggido, South Korea
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Prayer from a man who suffered greatly for it
    December 15, 2010
    Yeduthun
    Gyeonggido, South Korea
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    Although the two books combined here are both generally about prayer, their style is very different. The first book contains one of the best definitions of prayer there is: "Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the heart or soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Holy Spirit, for such things as God hath promised, or according to the Word, for the good of the church, with submission, in faith, to the will of God."

    He spends the rest of the book unpacking that statement with Scriptural support in a highly systematic and organized way. Bunyan talks about prayer with authority, because he was in prison at the time for teaching against the common practice of reading prayers out of a book. In "Praying in the Spirit" Bunyan gives a sound and convicting explanation of the Biblical manner of prayer, which is sorely needed in our experienced-based churches today!

    The second part of this book, "The Throne of Grace," is a little harder to grasp and there is the chance that he may be over-spiritualizing Hebrews 4:15 with a lot of the drawn out connections he makes. As the previous reviewer mentioned, I found this part to be a bit much.

    However, the first part of this edition was so good that I still gave the whole book 4 stars. Bunyan will challenge you!
  2. Mathew
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    September 17, 2010
    Mathew
    I'm 21 and have had a hard time praying to God. Not sure what to pray for or how to ask. This helped me see how many godly men in scripture have prayed and how I can humble myself when approaching the throne of grace. The second part to this book was a bit confusing talking about different types of thrones. That is why I gave it a 3 star. A great book but I'm sure there are others that would be a better buy.
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