One of the best ways to perfect any skill is to learn from a master, and prayer is no different. But where do you find skilled believers who will take you under their wings and mentor you? This book invites you to study with masters of prayer from the Bible. These biblical heroes - including Joshua, Hannah, and Paul - will counsel you with their cries to God, ignite your faith with their spiritual passion, and mold your heart to God's.
"They Knew How to Pray," invites you to listen to the prayers of fifteen biblical characters of prayer and gives you the chance to be mentored by these prayer warriors.
Carter, a California pastor and author, gleans insights about prayer from 14
men and one woman from the Old and New Testaments. Included are the usual
suspects, such as Abraham, David, Samuel and Paul, as well as a few choices
that are refreshing for being relatively unsung (Gideon, Hannah and Nehemiah).
Non-evangelical readers may be put off by some of the persistent jargon in the
book, and much of its content is derivative. For example, the idea that Abraham
is chiefly known for being "God's friend" seems borrowed from Henry Blackaby's
"Created to Be God's Friend," but Blackaby is not cited. What the book lacks in
originality it at least partially compensates for in being user-friendly; each
chapter is followed by a study guide that presents relevant Scripture passages
and questions for personal reflection or group discussion. (May) Copyright
2003 Reed Business Information.
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