Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight

InterVarsity Press, 3 Οκτ 2023 - 320 σελίδες

Merit Award, World Guild Christian Living Book

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, "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 guide your praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.

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J. I. Packer (1926–2020) is regarded as one of the most well-known theologians of our time. His beloved classic Knowing God has sold over a million copies. Packer served as Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. His other books include A Quest for Godliness, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, and Rediscovering Holiness.

Carolyn Nystrom (MA, Wheaton College) has written more than eighty books, Bible study guides, and children's titles. She coauthored Is the Reformation Over with scholar Mark Noll and is the author of the LifeGuide Bible Studies 1 and 2 Peter and Jude, Money and Work, Friendship, and Listening to God.

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