Prayer,

Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God


by Timothy Keller


As a Christian and a voracious reader, I am a firm believer in revisiting the basics of Christian living often. Different authors bring new perspectives to old topics; the old truth written in a way to remind us of the importance of those truths to a new generation. In the Bible, God repeats the same instructions over again from Genesis through Revelation with different authors, reminding us to pay attention and begin to do what we know we ought to do.

Timothy Keller wrote a book on prayer because older books, though wise and thorough, are written in “an archaic idiom” which modern readers find difficult to understand. He wanted a book which would instruct new believers about prayer.

Those of us who have been believers for decades can sometimes get a little stale in our approach to approaching God in prayer. I found his book equally valuable to me as it would have been if I had it 60 plus years ago.

We can learn to pray from the instruction and examples in the Scriptures, but it takes a long time to digest the whole Bible. What a blessing, for someone to have access to teaching which will enable a quicker learning curve than some of us were able to have.

In his conclusion, Keller tells us “pray no matter what.” I would urge you to beg, borrow or buy a copy of Prayer by Timothy Keller and learn or relearn the basics of prayer.

Editors Note: You may also want to read these past book reviews:


Book Review
By Scarlett Stough
Title: Prayer, Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
Author: Timothy Keller, copyright 2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN: 978-0-525-95414-9

 

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