27 August, 2010
A Praying Life, by Paul E. Miller
A Praying Life, written by Paul E. Miller is for those believers who desire to know God in a fuller way by deepening their prayer life as it draws the reader into the heart and reality of prayer by reviewing frequent “prayer hang-ups” as well as common distractions. As I read this book, I was given many glimpses into the author’s own journey towards a fulfilling, joyful and vibrant prayer life through the personal examples of him and his family. I think many parents will be able to relate to his thoughts and struggles, particularly those who have a special-needs or developmentally delayed child.
I believe many readers will find his advice and directives towards the use of helpful prayer tools that he uses in his own life, such as building and keeping a prayer journal and compiling prayer cards. As a very visual person, I appreciated how he not only described these tools, but he also gave illustrated examples. I found this book to be informative and practical, perhaps because it was derived from notes used for his growing PrayerLife Seminar, which he began to encourage other believers to see the importance of prayer and the joy that it brings, and has also guided many to achieving it and strengthening it in their lives.
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