Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference?

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Zondervan, 2006 - 351 pagine

In his most powerful book since What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat--the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect--of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? How does it work? And more importantly, does it work? In theory, prayer is the essential human act, a priceless point of contact between us and the God of the universe. In practice, prayer is often frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? is an exploration of the mysterious intersection where God and humans meet and relate. Writing as a fellow pilgrim, Yancey explores such questions as: -Is God listening? -Why should God care about me? -If God knows everything, what's the point of prayer? -Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent and capricious? -Why does God seem sometimes close and sometimes far away? -How can I make prayer more satisfying? -I have found that the most important purpose of prayer may be to let ourselves be loved by God, - says Yancey. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? encourages us to pray to God the Father who sees what lies ahead of us, knows what lies within us, and who invites us into an eternal partnership--through prayer. Also available: unabridged audio CD.

 

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Recensione dell'utente  - WaterMillChurch - LibraryThing

The most important, encouraging thought I take from reading this book is that prayer is coming into the presence of God. Keep it honest, keep it simple, keep it up. God already knows our true feelings. He can handle our anger, frustrations, sadness, joy, confusion, excitement, etc. Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Excellent - this covers just about every possible aspect of praying. A little heavy in places - I could only read a few pages at a time, so it took me some weeks to get through it. But very thorough ... Leggi recensione completa

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Keeping Company with
9
Our Deepest Longing
11
View from Above
18
Just As We Are
30
The God Who Is
45
Coming Together
56
Unraveling the Mysteries
71
Why Pray?
73
Ask Seek Knock
145
The Language of Prayer
155
Yearning for Fluency
157
Prayer Grammar
170
TongueTied
184
The Sound of Silence
198
Prayer and Physical Healing
248
Prayer and Me
285

Wrestling Match
89
Partnership
101
What Difference Does It Make?
115
Does Prayer Change God?
131
Prayer and Others
301
Prayer Resources
329
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Philip Yancey is a journalist and writer who writes a featured column in Christianity Today. The author of more than a dozen books. He is the recipient of a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award, two ECPA Book of the Year Awards, and eleven Gold Medallions. He lives in Evergreen, Colorado.

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