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A Field-Manual for the Battles in the Prayer Closet Nov 28, 2000
This short little book on prayer is probably the best I have read on the subject. It carries the fragrance of the inner sanctuary, being written by one who was obviously acquainted with the glories of God's presence in the secret place.
This warm-hearted Scotsman covers the subject in eight excellent chapters, which not only provide wonderful examples of prayer, and moving incentives for prayer, but also helpful instructions regarding prayer. The first chapter deals with "The Life of Prayer," and particularly the arduous nature of prayer. This will encourage the one who feels weary in well-doing. Don't give up! Chapter two, on "The Equipment," deals with the necessity of a quiet place, a quiet time, and a quiet heart, with special instruction on how to cultivate the latter (a. "recognize our acceptance before God through the dying of the Lord Jesus;" b. "confess and receive the enabling grace of the Divine Spirit;" and c. "in the beginning of our supplications to direct our hearts toward the Holy Scriptures.") This chapter has much with which to feed the soul. The third chapter covers "The Direction of the Mind" with three helpful directives for your concentration: I. realize the presence of God; II. be honest (and real) in your dealings with God; and III. come in faith. Chapters four through six deal with three aspects of our engagement with God: worship, confession, and requests. Each chapter is rich and eloquent. And Chapters 7-8 cover the rewards of prayer: "The Hidden Riches of the Secret Place" and "The Open Recompense."
I have read this twice now and it is still worthy of another thorough reading - in fact, I've placed it on my "Master Book List" - a short list of books which I would like to master in my life-time. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who is serious about God.
Challanging and Rewarding Jun 29, 2000
This was one of the best books I have read in my life. It was a tough read but well worth the time spent. M'Intyre uses quotations and references in splended ways. He consistantly refers to Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" and shares with us the true need for a devoted prayer life. I think the greatest praise for this book is the change in my desire to pray. If you are serious about your spiritual growth read this book!
A Rich, Rewarding Book Apr 11, 2000
Where are praying men/women today such as David M'Intrye? Who knew that prayer is key to everything? Who knew that prayer takes time. That firstly, prayer is the sweet communion with God before we begin to interecede. Can't wait to meet Mr. M'Intyre in heaven!