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Book Recommendation – Part II

A few posts ago I recommended a book called A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller.  The more I read it the more I love it.  Here are a few selected quotes from it to whet your appetite:

“Many Christians pray mechanically for God’s kingdom (for missionaries, the church, and so on), but all the while their lives are wrapped up in their own kingdoms.  You can’t add God’s kingdom as an overlay to your own.”

“When you know that you (like Jesus) can’t do life on your own, then prayer makes complete sense.”

“You don’t create intimacy; you make room for it. This is true whether you are talking about your spouse, your friend, or God.”

“If you are not praying, then you are quietly confident that time, money, and talent are all you need in life.  You’ll always be a little too tired, a little too busy.”

“Prayer is simply not important to many Christians because Jesus is already an add-on.”


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Book Recommendation

Today is dedicated to recommending a book I just started reading.  It’s a book called, A Praying Life, authored by Paul Miller.

Not surprisingly it’s a book about prayer.  It’s one of those books that is written in a way that it feels like it was written for me alone. It tackles those feelings that those of us who struggle with prayer really deal with and takes us back to the drawing board of how to have a vibrant prayer life.

If you are looking for something to help you start or restart your prayer life I highly recommend this book.

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