Item description for A Better Way to Pray: If Your Prayer Life Is Not Working, Consider Changing Directions by Andrew Wommack...
Overview SUBTITLE: Revolutionize Your Prayers, Revitalize Your Relationship
Publishers Description Andrew Wommack uncovers the traditions and misconceptions in prayer that often bring more suffering than good In finding out how Jesus taught us to pray, we can bring joy back into our relationship with God. Many people, who truly love God with all of their heart, find it difficult to pray as they have been taught. And their once-vibrant relationship with the Lord had become stifled, mechanical, and lifeless. What they don't understand is that prayer is an opportunity to have communion with God-fellowship with the Father. Of course it includes requests because we need help from our Father every day, but it also includes a connection and friendship with God. Readers may find it amazing that God would talk with them just as a friend, but His greatest desire is for His children to know Him in much the same, intimate way as He knows them. After 30 years of ministry, Andrew Wommack has discovered some important things about prayer including what prayer is and what it is not. Readers will uncover the traditions and misconceptions in prayer and discover true and meaningful communion with God through Jesus' example of prayer. More importantly, they'll come to know a new, profound joy and fulfillment in their relationship with God, receiving the answers they need. The subject of prayer has been touched on many times through classic and current authors, but Andrew Wommack brings a fresh approach to prayer by "defuncting" the common traditions that make prayer laborious and lifeless. In much the same style as Tommy Tenny's The God Chasers and Jim Cymbala's Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, readers will be thrilled to find a God who desires to talk with them anytime, whenever they are open and willing.Readers will learn to develop vibrant, open communication with the Father all throughout their day.
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Studio: Harrison House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher HARRISON HOUSE INC. #60
ISBN 1577948343 ISBN13 9781577948346
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More About Andrew Wommack
For more than three decades, Andrew Wommack has traveled America and the world teaching the truth of the Gospel with clarity and simplicity, emphasizing God's unconditional love and the balance between grace and faith. He reaches millions of people through the daily Gospel Truth radio and television programs, which are broadcast both domestically and internationally. He can be seen on INSP, DayStar, The Church Channel, Cornerstone, Guardian, God TV, and more than 80 local US channels. Gospel Truth radio broadcast is heard on more than 60 stations nationwide. Andrew Wommack founded Charis Bible College in 1994 and has since established CBC extension colleges in other major cities across America and around the world. For more information about Andrew Wommack visit www.awmi.net.
Reviews - What do customers think about Better Way To Pray?
WONDERFUL BOOK WITH LIFE CHANGING TEACHING Jan 28, 2008
I have to say I can't get enough of Andrew Wommack's teachings. This book is full of stuff that if you'll listen with an open heart, it can really make a difference in your life. The thing about Andrew is that he has wonderful revelation of the full balance and actual meaning of scripture. It's the kind of thing that when you read it, it answers so many questions you had. He takes the inconsistencies of other teachings out there, and brings it back to the truth of the bible. You can't help but get excited. It's a great book, and I really recommend it.
great!!! Jul 10, 2007
this book is awasome. Andrew Wommack is guided and led by the Holy Spirit. I learned how to focus on Christ and not de devil. The victory is ours, let us praise the Lord.
best without a bias Jul 1, 2007
ok... the first half of the book basically addresses "false prayer" where the second half was focused on "a better way to pray".
I really really liked some parts of Wommack's book, and then I didn't agree with certain parts. But mostly was good. I dont' want to get into details, because you should read the book yourself.
Ultimately, i felt exhorted, and my faith was uplifted. In fact, the morning I finished the book, I discovered a bug bite on my leg. After praying for it using the "guidelines" pointed out by Wommack, my bug bite really did go down.
I think that Wommack hit some nails. I don't think its over-the-top like a lot of charismatic ideas can tend to be. It is pratical. I do think that overall, you need to take things with a grain of salt, right? Read it without a bias: either supportive or critical.
More of the Faith movement with some theology thrown in Jun 1, 2007
This book as much to commend it. Mr. Wommack takes the sickle to much of the superstitious nonsense written and practiced about prayer. He rightly comments that much of this `Christian voodoo' (my characterization, not his) comes from the Old Testament, as does much on deliverance and spiritual warfare. Mr. Wommack makes the critical point that the cross and Pentecost fundamentally change the way things work, both here and in the heavenlies: we have a NEW covenant.
Unfortunately on balance the book's bad far outweighs the good. I read the book three times because I wanted WANTED the book to be true. Its promise of a better prayer life is fantastic: who doesn't ache for that? Mr. Wommack is correct: prayer as it is now practiced in the church is not working (what is?). There has never been more prayer books, seminars, media, events, and even praying than now. However, as John Wimber, asked "are we doing the stuff." Are we casting out demons, healing the sick, raising the dead--all those `greater things' Jesus said we would be doing?
Mr. Wommack does put the `Faith' teachings on a more theological basis. Rather than just pick a scripture and then `name-it/claim it," Mr. Wommack has a theological basis. He believes the wrath of God was fully satisfied at the cross. To directly quote Andrew, God will do nothing more, Nothing. Everything is up to us cooperating with what He has already done, and if we did that we would not need medical care, eye glasses, or anything.
Through that lens scripture becomes very distorted and large theological assumptions and assertions are made. Luke's parables of the unjust judge and the woman who repeatedly asks for justice are Jesus "contrasting" the way God really is for example. Not only is this an assumption but turns the plain meaning of the text on its ear. You can believe that as an opinion but to represent it as the clear meaning of the text is at best misguided and at worst deceitful. In my opinion this is not only bad theology but another gospel. To believe Mr. Wommacks' theology Revelation and much of the Epistles must be exorcised from the bible.
Finally, Mr. Wommack just says some outright false statements. For example, revivals and their leaders (such as Spurgen, Wesley, Finney, and others) did have full time intercessors and prayer warriors. There were full-time prayers in the New Testament and Paul often requested prayer to overcome. Jesus did spend far more time in prayer than Mr. Wommack infers, exhorting us for example to spend more time in prayer and fasting when the demonic needs to be overcome.
Anything that increases your faith and improves your prayer life is a good thing. If this book does that for you, great. However, for the vast majority, I fear this book will do more of what ultimately the hyper-faith movement did: cause you to blame your results on yourself (lack of faith) and to the despair and the diminishment of your relationship with the Father. The Father, after all, is sovereign and isn't a puppet or slot machine that can be worked by anyone's system of prayer or faith. Many Blessings.
A MUST READ for People Who Pray May 19, 2007
This book is so full of "meat", based on Scripture and common sense wisdom regarding Prayer, growing in Your Relationship with the Lord, and what matters to the Lord and what insults him, just to list a few things. This book also takes a look at today's trends in Christianity and dispels some of the weird and the un-scriptural "Prayer" movements that have been accepted as normal nowadays. A VERY EDUCATIONAL BOOK. Not a word is wasted in its pages. I am very happy that I bought this book and I know that I will read it again from time to time, just to refresh myself on these important truths. As a prolific reader, a lot of times I read a book with great expectations, only to be let down because it did not "deliver" what was advertised. However, with this book, once I started reading it, I could not put it down. There are so many Spiritual nuggets in here that You will not be disappointed. I am on the second reading of it, because there is just so much there that I missed the first time around. This is one of those books that You will want to actually take notes from. In short, this book is a KEEPER. Thank You, Andrew Wommack, for such a well-written and timely book!