Monday, May 2, 2011

Free from Amazon: A Praying Life by Paul Miller

Amazon has, for today only, Paul Miller's book A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World. The foreword was written by David Powlison, whose insights I have really appreciated in years past.

Tim Challies actually wrote a review of this book, giving it four out of five stars. Here was his recommendation of the book:
Perhaps the greatest strength of this book is Miller's unrelenting emphasis that prayer cannot be an add-on to the Christian life; it cannot be supplemental but must always be instrumental. This book will equip you to understand prayer properly and, on that firm foundation, to commit yourself to it, with confidence that God is willing and able to hear and answer your prayers.
According to another reviewer,
[Miller] honestly and precisely identifies the barriers to prayer - a short attention span, guilt, inconsistency, and weak attempts to follow a formula that would somehow make my prayers acceptable to God. Yet his winsome way of presenting these problems are not a condemnation of our failures, but are actually an encouragement not to give up.
I'm always joking that I'm borderline ADD, so perhaps this book will have some helpful encouragements for me in the area of paying attention when I'm trying to pray.

As always, you can download the book to your wireless device or your computer itself and read it, even if you don't have a Kindle.

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