E. M. Bounds offered perhaps a more profound understanding of prayer than any other contemporary Christian thinker. His classic books on the personal communication with God explore how prayer must come from the whole being and strengthens faith in Christian lives. It is through prayer that we share our thoughts and desires our father God. Doing good works, communion, church activities and the like, do not and should not replace prayer. Prayer must be a priority in our lives.HEAVEN is a place and in Heaven: A Place-A City-A Home E. M. Bounds eloquently teaches that the place Heaven as A City, A Kingdom, A Crown, An Inheritance, A State, and describes our Citizenship of Heaven."Possessed of a wonderfully full knowledge of Holy Scripture, a man of unswerving faith and mystical insight, Mr. Bounds writes with a certitude, confidence and joyous anticipation of the eternal felicity awaiting the faithful believer." -ClothEdward McKendree Bounds was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church South and author of eleven books, nine of which focused on the subject of prayer.Bounds was a practicing lawyer at age nineteen and after three years, began preaching for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. At the time of his pastorate in Brunswick, Missouri, war was declared. Bounds became a prisoner of war after refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government. Upon release he served as chaplain of the Fifth Missouri regiment until the close of the war.