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Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight [Hardcover]

By J. I. Packer (Author) & Carolyn Nystrom (Author)
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Item description for Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight by J. I. Packer & Carolyn Nystrom...

Praying is an action.

Praying is an action that is of the essence of Christian existence. It involves our beliefs, emotions, values, hopes and fears, certainties and uncertainties, knowledge and ignorance.

As J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom explain, this book "is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing with people whom they envisage as being like themselves. . . . Our aim is not just to clarify Christian understanding but to foster Christian living. In real praying, head, heart and hands go together." With wisdom, humility and sincerity the authors lead us through different moods of praying, including brooding, praising, asking, complaining and hanging on.

In Praying the authors offer hope for those of us who daydream when we try to listen to God and stumble when we try to speak. Yet they don't just teach us about prayer; they challenge and inspire us to do it by pointing us to a clearer realization of the reality of God and his character. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: InterVarsity Press
Pages   319
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 31, 2006
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830833455  
ISBN13  9780830833450  

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More About J. I. Packer & Carolyn Nystrom

J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

J. I. Packer currently resides in Vancouver, BC.

J. I. Packer has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Basics Bible Studies
  2. Crossway Classic Commentaries
  3. Knowing the Bible
  4. Lifeguide Bible Studies
  5. Moody Classics
  6. One Minute Bible
  7. Shorter Writings of J. I. Packer
  8. Theology of Lordship
  9. Through the Year Devotionals
  10. Treasures of John Owen for Today's Readers

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"Written to make you think and consider why we speak to God"  Sep 5, 2006
One cannot help appreciating the seriousness with which the authors address our need to pray. The material presented is not so much new material (it's prayer, you know) as it is material arranged in a manner to make you THINK.

Although I prefer "God, Help Me Pray" (because of the format) this book will appeal to those who see prayer as more of a science than an art. But make no mistake, you will pick up some interesting tidbits if you're willing to read and study this book carefully.

Also recommended: "God, Help Me Pray!" (Emails to/from God)
"With Christ in the School of Prayer"

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