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by Philip Yancey

Subcategory: Religious books
Author: Philip Yancey
ISBN: 0340909080
ISBN13: 978-0340909089
Language: English
Publisher: Zondervan (2006)
Pages: 352
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In his most powerful book since What’s So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey explores the intimate place where God and humans meet in Prayer. Polls reveal that 90 percent of people pray.

Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat-the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding . I've been running around with a book called "Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?" in my purse for six months.

Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat-the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect-of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? Does it change God’s mind or ours-or both? This book is an invitation to communicate with God the Father who invites us into an eternal partnership through prayer. But I'm going public with this, because it's a good book!

In his most powerful book since What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey .

In his most powerful book since What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey probes the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect of our relationship with God: What is prayer? How does it work? And, more importantly, does it work? Written by one of the most significant Christian thinkers of our generation, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? explores the questions surrounding prayer that many of us wonder about but few of us know how to express

Throughout this 6-session interactive journey, Philip Yancey explores this enigmatic intersection where we meet God, asking . PDF Study Guide Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? DVD (9780310275251) by Philip Yancey.

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Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent? -Why does God sometimes seem close and sometimes seem .

Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent? -Why does God sometimes seem close and sometimes seem far away? -How can I make prayer more satisfying? Yancey tackles the tough questions and in the process comes up with a fresh new approach to this timeless topic. I have learned to pray as a privilege, not a duty," he says, and he invites you to join him on this all-important journey.

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.

Do prayers for healing really matter? Does prayer change God? I began with a list of such questions, then I studied all 650 prayers in the Bible and interviewed scores of people about their own experiences with prayer. The process of writing caused a revolution in my own conception and practice of prayer. Best Religion Book Award Winner, Publishers Weekly, US, 2006. I have never read a book on prayer that touched me so deeply.

So, does prayer make a difference? That's the central question of the book, and it points poignantly at a relationship with the living God. It does not, however, sugarcoat the harsh realities: those who die despite numerous prayers of faith; those who prosper while living sinful lives; th. . It does not, however, sugarcoat the harsh realities: those who die despite numerous prayers of faith; those who prosper while living sinful lives; the seeming distance of God when we yearn for his nearness. Throughout the book, sidebars give insight into the joys and turmoils of believers from around the world.

New to the fray is Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference by Philip Yancey. A guaranteed bestseller, this book, by virtue of the topic and the author, is sure to sell tens or hundreds of thousands of copies. And so it was with some interest that I read this book, interested in learning what so many people would learn from Yancey. This book arose from Yancey’s determination that many Christians know prayer to be theoretically important but yet practice it very little. Everywhere, I encountered the gap between prayer in theory and prayer in practice

Comments to eBook Prayer: does It make any difference?
Butius
This is one of the most amazing books that looks at prayer giving reason upon reason for the benefits of prayer. Whether or not you are struggling with a question or two or the entire concept of prayer, Philip Yancey's book will meet you where you are at and convince you of the importance of making prayer a priority in life. It gives ideas and guides for how to make it a relationship-building opportunity and not just one more "act" that needs to steal you away from other more important tasks. Prayer is of utmost importance!
Umrdana
I'll write something about Prayer in a moment, but first I feel it necessary to write something about one of Yancey's other books, What's So Amazing About Grace?
Back in 1971 I was involved in some pretty terrible situations, as many of my generation found themselves. I had other choices (for instance, I could have gone to Canada), so I really can't blame anyone but myself for what happened to me. When it was all over, I no longer believed that God could possibly love me. I felt this way for over 30 years, until my cousin, who is like a brother to me, suggested I read What's So Amazing About Grace? Reading that book changed my life: it brought me back to a relationship with God, because I once again was open to His love. Until that time, the only thing I ever prayed for was forgiveness, which brings me to Prayer.
This book answered my questions about prayer – too many to go into here, but the book, as wonderful as What's So Amazing About Grace?, enabled me to feel even closer to God; have a continuing conversation with Him.
Because of What's So Amazing About Grace? I once again know God loves me, and because of Prayer I know He hears me. It doesn't get much better than that!
I would definitely buy the two books together, and read them in the above order. You might be eternally thankful you did!
Thorgahuginn
Prayer is the intimate act of building a relationship with God. It's not a philosophical act; it's an act of love that can only be done with humility, integrity, and honesty. Philip Yancey shares his and others struggle to pray through the noise, spiritual, and mental obstacles that a fallen world places before all of us. Each example provides a different perspective of prayer. If you are struggling to get started; overcome the sophistry of the world's wisdom: or you just need some inspiration, Prayer is a great place to start.
Rich Vulture
This is a fantastic book that has been painstakingly researched to do a masterful job at giving Christians the best possible answers that all of us have, or have had at some point, about the mysteries of prayer. The very fact that questions I've had are not necessarily answered, but are, in fact, authoritatively addressed and shared by many others, I find most encouraging. That is, I haven't been alone in having these questions. These questions, in fact, appear to be part of being "Christian" and are just another good reason to press on and keep the faith. This book will occupy a rarified position with the "best of the best" on my shelves devoted to theology.
Yla
This book is very helpful. There are many good examples and stories and it allowed me to begin a new period of growth behind the scenes of everyday life.
Read this book if you:
Wonder what is the point of prayer.
Are stale or confused about prayer.
Are curious about what Christians mean when they say "Pray about it." or "Let me pray for you."
If you don't believe in God, then sure, prayer is strange or might be seen as a healthy relaxation technique. But I ask you to read this book with the question in your mind, "What if God is real and there is something to this practice of communicating with him?" That is not a very wide opening for an open minded person, is it? May God bless you in this.
JoldGold
Philip Yancey is notorious for thorough Scriptural and cultural research. He offers bare-bones personal experiences, as well as gripping accounts from others concerning both devastating failures and stunning successes. With memorable analogies and applications, he challenges readers to question life-long assumptions and suppositions, and to explore a broader intellect. Because of "Prayer", I feel free to shake my fist at God in righteous indignation as well as lie prone before Him in absolute surrender and humility. My senescent prayer life has been regenerated, revived and renewed thanks to Dr. Yancey and his eye-opening revelations.
Sataxe
This book is almost as much a page-turner as a good mystery. The author does not hesitate to point out that prayer IS a mystery but an essential part of who we are. His writing is very clear and engaging, and it has opened up new ways of thinking for me, as well as new ways to talk about prayer with anyone with whom the subject might come up.
Outstanding book. Practical without being lofty. The chapter on Why Pray opened our eyes. Easy to read and easy to understand. Plus, it's well written with numerous real life examples interspersed. We're going to give several for Christmas gifts this year. It's that good.
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