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Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

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    Richard Foster(Author)

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A comprehensive, profound and immediately accessible book which opens the way for all to increase their understanding and develop their practice of prayer. Richard Foster explores the riches of the historical classics of prayer as well as his own personal experience and roots his teaching in scripture. No one who reads PRAYER will remain unmoved; all will find encouragement within its pages.

Of course there are hundreds of books on prayer and much of the advice in them is likely to be the same. So what is it that distinguishes the best of these many books? Call it a kind of wisdom, a sense that here's someone who knows something of God's heart. A good example can be found in this fine book by the Quaker writer and teacher Richard Foster. The author of the bestselling Celebration of Discipline explores various aspects of prayer, which he defines in one place as "the human response to the perpetual outpouring of love by which God lays siege to every soul". Beginning with the simplest forms of prayer--what he calls "ordinary people bringing ordinary concerns to a loving and compassionate Father"--he then explores the deeper places where prayer becomes not simply petition but a way of life. He writes of prayer, adoration and rest, sacramental prayer, meditation, and contemplation and, in the final section of the book, moves outward into ministry where prayer meets the needs of the world. In each chapter Foster defines, describes, and gives helpful examples. Above all, he writes with grace--a word I use here in both artistic and spiritual senses. --Doug Thorpe

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  • PDF | 320 pages
  • Richard Foster(Author)
  • Hodder & Stoughton (11 Dec. 2008)
  • English
  • 3
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Bernard Davis on 20 September 2006

    I bought this book when it first came out in 1992 and am now on my third copy. It is a book that I keep coming back to myself, and enthusiastically recommend to others. The author offers the reader the opportunity to find `the heart's true home'. It is obvious from the book's style that it is written by someone who has been on that voyage of discovery themselves, rather than by someone who has a dry academic interest in prayer.It is the burden of Richard Foster's life to show people that the genuine spiritual life is deeper, wider and taller than they could ever imagine, and to encourage them to `come on in' and discover it themselves. The author never comes across as someone who knows it all. The book is full of descriptions of how he came to experience areas of prayer and he is honest enough to admit where is he is (at the time of writing), and the places that he has yet to explore himself. The effect of his style on me is that I find myself putting down the book, not to analyse what I have read, but to get on with praying myself.There is no attempt to steer the reader in the direction of any particular church or form of Christianity. The author draws on the Bible and key figures from across all church boundaries and all ages over the last 2000 years who have explored the life of prayer - intimacy with God. Whether you are a new Christian, an old hand, or simply a seeker after truth this book will have something for you in it, as Richard Foster is an old hand himself, who is always keen to discover knew things about God's heart and is always open to fresh perspectives on the truth.

  • By Reuben McKay on 21 April 2017

    An excellent book that I would strongly recommend to anyone serious about learning about prayer. I learned a lot from this book and have passed it around a few of the people at my church who have all found it a useful encouragement to their prayer lives.

  • By MSH Macdonald on 16 April 2016

    We used this book as the primary source for an eleven session course on prayer which was life transforming for us all. The book needs to be read and reread as it is so packed with wisdom and guidance that much would be missed on a single read.

  • By Rolf Mason on 31 July 2007

    Richard Foster writes profoundly useful material in a kind and generous way. He understands the pressing need for guidance and help for all Christians in working out expressions of faith, and living lives that honour God.It is no surprise then that he should write about Prayer; the dynamo for Christian life. He offers an excellent tour of different types of prayer, giving tips and hints in some areas, words of caution too, but always gently encouraging us to try and pray more often, and in greater variety.When I read this book I was deeply grateful for the affirmation it gave me. I realised that I pray in a number of ways, which was an encouragment. But I also realised that I still have a lot to learn and experience.This wasn't a book to be rushed, and while other books on prayer may simply pass on the information, Richard Foster's book invites you to pause and try it out.In that one regard I strongly recommend this book to any Christian (or not) who is interested in broadening their prayer life, and therefore relationship with God.

  • By Christ follower on 20 April 2009

    If you are serious about becoming Christ centred rather than just committed to Him, then both this book and the Celebration of Discipline by the same author need to be on the bookshelf with your bible and taken down regularly and worked through in detail...May you be blessed by the power and gentleness of Holy Spirit as you grow in Him and He in you...

  • By Ruth Kemsley on 8 June 2015

    This may be an old book but it is one of the best on prayer I have read and this book explains the varierty of prayers as well and the purpose of prayer. Whether you believe in the power of prayer or area seeking a greater understanding of what praying is all about , this book will give you clear and sound teaching.

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