Dear God, Teach Us How to Pray (Google eBook)

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CrossBooks, Dec 8, 2011 - Religion
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Dear God, Teach Us How To Pray" focuses on our private prayer life with the Christian God of the Bible. Because the truth of the Bible is essential to prayer, the author devotes the first chapter to the truth of the Bible, the second chapter to the Christian God and the third chapter to the exclusivity of Jesus as our only intercessor with the Father. The remaining chapters deal with our motives, the necessity for forgiving others, the Lord's Prayer, Jesus' prayer for himself, his disciples and all believers; the value of using the Psalms in our prayer life; praying in a postmodern culture; a prayer "checklist"; and an appendix that briefly describes the history of Western philosophy since the Reformation, informing the reader on how it came to be that Christian prayer is scorned in today's secular culture. If you are seeking a book that will greatly enrich your prayer life, this is it! If you are not a Christian, it is the author's prayer that this book will convince you to become one.

  

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Contents

The Truth of The Bible
1
To Whom Do We Pray? The Christian God
11
The Exclusivity of Jesus
17
An Honest Look At Our Motives
25
The Absolute Necessity of Forgiving Others
33
The Lords Prayer
39
Jesus Prays for Himself his Disciples and All Believers
47
The Psalms as Part of Your Prayer Life
55
Praying in a Secular Culture
61
A Prayer Checklist
69
Conclusion
85
Why Secular Culture Disdains Christian Prayer
87
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<p>Dean Gibson was raised on a small hay farm, spent his early summers as an oceanfront lifeguard, and attended Duke University, where he obtained a degree in Political Science. He went on to Duke Law School, and then practiced trial law for twenty years. He later attended Reformed Theological Seminary, where he earned a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies. He and his wife attend an Anglican home church. He is sixty-two years old, is the father to six children, and he and his wife, Susie, are blessed with eight grandchildren. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.</p>
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