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Overview Henry and Norman Blackaby's thorough study of Jesus' prayer life reveals astounding truths about God's intent for prayer. By the time readers turn the last page of this 2006 National Day of Prayer book, their old notions will be replaced by the reality of Jesus' example.
Publishers Description Walk His Steps, Pray His Way It's not an activity. Nor a chore. Prayer is a way of life. Here's how you can move beyond rituals and discover new intimacy with Jesus. Henry and Norman Blackaby's thorough study of Jesus' prayer life reveals astounding truths about God's intent for prayer. By the time you turn the last page of this 2006 National Day of Prayer book, your old notions will be replaced by the reality of Jesus' example. You'll experience the power of heaven and earth being joined together as the King of all creation lays His heart over yours. Your will becomes aligned with His. Discover freedom from methods and formulas, the beauty of a gentle step-by-step reformation process, and let God unfold His mighty purposes for you. "in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears... was heard because of His godly fear." "Hebrews 5:7 " The One who loved you to His death continues to pursue you. He will humbly lay His heart over yours. Heaven and earth will agree. The supernatural will powerfully unfold. And y"ou" will be changed forever. Story Behind the Book Jesus' ministry was marked by a life of prayer. Even more, Jesus is the pattern and definition of prayer. Who better for America to pray with on the National Day of Prayer than Him? And who better than father-son team Henry and Norman Blackaby to unveil such a message? In classic Blackaby style, they reveal how Jesus' example can become our way of life. When prayer is genuine, life change is real. Look out, America. Prayer is changing our country like nothing ever has...or will
From Publishers Weekly With more than one million books in print, bestselling author Henry Blackaby's
newest manual on praying efficaciously will no doubt win him continued fame as
this text is also being touted as the official 2006 National Day of Prayer
book. Blackaby teams up with his son Norman to present readers with a
systematic prayer guide, which, though flawed, serves to both educate and
challenge Christians' tired ideas of intercession. The Blackabys want to
dispel old notions of ineffective prayer and unleash the power of God upon a
sinful nation so as to redeem it from itself. Readers will better understand
how vital intimate prayer is to a Christian's life and overall ministry,
discern and receive God's agenda through some self-evaluation, and adopt a
humility-based approach to prayer. Spread throughout this book are personal
renderings from both father and son, recounting experiences of answered
prayer. Perhaps the most helpful section is the chapter detailing how prayer
protects believers from temptation and from falling away. However, most
readers will expect more than this cursory overview of prayer techniques.
Christians already know that God works through prayer, so to read a mere
reiteration of this refrain without providing something more substantive to
stimulate fervent prayer is disappointing. (Feb.) Copyright 2005 Reed
Citations And Professional Reviews Experiencing Prayer with Jesus: The Power of His Presence and Example by Henry T. Blackaby & Norman Blackaby has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 02/06/2006 page 14
Publishers Weekly - 11/28/2005 page 48
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.26" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 17, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590525760 ISBN13 9781590525760
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More About Henry T. Blackaby & Norman Blackaby
Henry T. Blackaby is the founder and president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization built to help people experience God.
Born in British Columbia, Dr. Blackaby has devoted his lifetime to ministry. He has served as a music director, education director, and pastor in churches in California and Canada, as well as president of Canadian Baptist Theological College for seven years and president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Conference. He has provided leadership to thousands of pastors and laymen across North America and has spoken to missionaries and other groups in over ninety countries of the world.
Dr. Blackaby studied English and history at the University of British Columbia as an undergraduate and earned his B.D. and Th.M. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds four honorary doctorate degrees.
In 1970, Dr. Blackaby followed God’s call to pastor a tiny church in Saskatoon, Canada. Not only did Faith Baptist Church grow to many times its original membership, but it led to the founding of thirty-eight new churches and became a center for pastoral training.
Dr. Blackaby went on to serve on staff at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the Home Mission Board, he led revival and spiritual awakening in the life of the convention. He also served as special assistant to the presidents of the International Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources. Although he is now officially retired, Dr. Blackaby continues to provide consultative leadership in the life of the Christian community.
Blackaby has published an array of spiritually influential messages in his lifetime, most notably Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (1990), which has sold 7 million copies and has been translated into over 45 languages. His books, Experiencing God Together and Experiencing God Day by Day Devotional, both won the Gold Medallion Award.
Henry lives with his wife, Marilynn, in Rex, Georgia. He has five children (Richard, Tom, Melvin, Norman, and Carrie), all of whom are serving in Christian ministry, and fourteen grandchildren. His long-range goal is to encourage revival and spiritual awakening in the United States, Canada, and across the world through speaking, praying, enlisting, writing and mentoring. His hobbies are reading and traveling.
Henry Blackaby currently resides in Rex Rex. Henry Blackaby was born in 1935.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Experiencing Prayer with Jesus: The Power of His Presence and Example?
Experiencing Prayer with Jesus Feb 29, 2008
The characteristics of the prayer life of Jesus can be a model for our prayer life. Prayer was a very high priority in the life of Jesus. The book describes the sacrifices Jesus made in order to be in continual prayer with HIs Father. In prayer, God gave Jesus His direction, words, and insights. God wants to do the same for us. The book describes the intimate relationship between the Father and Son that made prayer so vitality important. A must read for all people who pray. A retired Army Chaplain.
Disappointing Oct 28, 2006
I've read other books by members of the Blackaby family (most notably, "Experiencing God," which is excellent) and generally been impressed with them.
This book, overall, was a disappointment to me. It didn't have the depth that I was hoping for from them on such a potentially expansive subject. I'll admit my expectations were high, but, still, there wasn't a lot to challenge.
This rating would have been lower, but there was one point in the book (on urgency) that did strike me particularly hard, so I'll give them points for that.
Wonderful! Mar 25, 2006
In this book the Blackabys provide a powerful framework for effective prayer: the prayer life of Jesus. They build from the passage in Hebrews ("In the days of His flesh") that emphasizes Jesus' humanity. The communication He maintained with His Heavenly Father was done in the same humanness that we experience. What He can do, we can do. It was His priority.
Prayer was Jesus' lifeline to a loving Heavenly Father. In communicating with the Father He felt that love and loving presence. It was also prayer that allowed Him to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:21-22).
The Blackabys also emphasize that Jesus' experience with prayer began with relationship before petition. He enjoyed the presence of His Father before He asked things of His Father--even for others.
Another key learning point they draw from the life of Christ is that prayer is about submission and surrender. Jesus prayed out of a surrendered heart (Hebrews 5). "Through His prayer life, Jesus always knew the Father's intentions. The prayers of Jesus released His life to His Father's will."
This book not only provides the readers with the "whats" I've been describing, but is also filled with the practical "how-tos." For example on page 34 Henry provides a delightful approach to how to respond to people who have heard from the Lord His will for your life!
Armchair Interviews says: This book is for those who recognize the importance of prayer and want their prayer experience to be one of intimate communication with the Father.