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  1. sabnorlin
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Just what I needed to read!
    January 27, 2021
    sabnorlin
    As a reviewer, I was able to read a pre-release copy of this book at the end of last year, and it became one of my quick favorites. Tish Harrison Warren takes the Compline prayer, and makes it come alive to her readers through real experiences, scriptural examples and more. The book shows how prayers of the Church exist for those times when we don't have words and how it can act as a lifeline to our faith when it feels dry. My favorite part of the book discussed where God is at in the midst of our collective pain. Warren writes eloquently about the problem of pain, Jesus' humanity, and how to make sense of this suffering. As a reader, she invited me in to ask my own questions and mediate on their answers. Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to trust God in the midst of life's uncertainties. It will be a faithful companion and meet you exactly where you are.
  2. Andy Le Peau
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inviting God Our Troubles
    January 23, 2021
    Andy Le Peau
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My wife has often said, *No one is immune to life.* In Prayer in the Night, Tish Warren affirms the validity of our sorrows, our trials, our doubts. But she equally affirms the possibility of hope, the reality of faith, and the presence of love.

    Structured by the brief evening prayer of Compline, her wise book guides us to pray not just for ourselves but for all who work, or watch, or weep this night. She does not attempt to take away our pain but gently reminds us that there is more to our story.

    The Bible offers very little by way of reasons why God allows so much trouble in our world. And Warren likewise says little about this as well. Rather she invites us to invite God into our troubles. As she says, *I do not know why God allows affliction, but I do know this: he is found among the afflicted* (p. 144).

    This book, sure to become a classic, is a warm invitation for all who are weary and burdened to come to the One who will give us rest.

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    The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy. My opinions are my own.
  3. m
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A fresh look at prayer
    April 7, 2021
    m
    Quality: 5
    I read this book after seeing a review in "Christianity Today" magazine. I am rereading it...slowly this time.

    I have memorized Compline and appreciate the fresh approach to weeping, working and watching as I pray for my own relationship with Jesus as well as for the fresh look through the eyes of others. Very grateful for this Scripture-based look at prayer as well as the many references Tish shared.
  4. CaitReads
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    for heartache
    January 26, 2021
    CaitReads
    The evolution of my relationship with prayer is ongoing. The prayers from the Book of Common Prayer came into life only in the past couple of years. The prayer from Compline jumped out at me as a health care worker. Keep watch with those who work or watch or weep this night. So much of the heartache of life weighs us down at night. Knowing that this prayer is being spoken was deeply encouraging to me.

    When I saw this book was coming I knew that I would read it as I sat up nursing my newborn, walking the floor with her, and it would be the perfect companion to my nights. Prayer In The Night is about unpacking the pain that leads to wakeful nights. It is about the journey thru grief, the living of faith day in and day out. One of my favorite lines reads, Faith, I have come to believe, is more craft than feeling. And prayer is our chief practice in that craft.

    Tish will guide you thru prayer as a lesson in imperfect human practice. We do not know what we are doing, but that is not the point. Tish will give you the space to be imperfect, and to never improve. Let that be the grace you need for prayer always, to be imperfect.
  5. jenpgh
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    amazing book about God in suffering and dark
    January 21, 2021
    jenpgh
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I had a pre-release copy of this book. This book is amazing. Based on a prayer from Compline from the Book of Common Prayer, it in-depth addresses suffering and theodicy in a personal way. I plan to read the book over again, more slowly, and to slowly do the exercises in the back. It really requires sitting and meditating on the ideas and prayer parts here. It needs to be like slow food, and be savored. It is very deep and wide-ranging at the same time. It can be very spiritually formative, I think, if you sit with it for a long time. It may require sitting with some pain from our life, but it has the capacity to draw us closer to healing and peace with many of those things.
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