Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference?

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Zondervan, 2006 - Religion - 351 pages
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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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User Review  - Rubislaw - LibraryThing

To explain the most foundational aspect of our relationship with God - prayer. What is prayer? What difference does it make; why and how; unanswered prayer; prayer for physical healing. Read full review

This is a book that is quite easy to understand.

User Review  - Lois Flett - Christianbook.com

this is a book that is quite easy to understand though I find it isn't a book to just sit down and read through it has quite a bit to think about and digest. It is answering lots of my questions. Our Son ordered it at the same time as we did without even knowing. Read full review

Contents

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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