How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People

Reviewed by:

Ellie Tiemens from Worth, IL, a professional writing student at Taylor University in Upland, IN.

REVIEW INTRODUCTION

Book Title:

How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People

Author:

Pete Greig

Publisher:

NavPress

Publication Date:

October, 2019

Format:

Print Book

Length:

244 Pages

OVERVIEW

One aspect of the Christian faith that many believers struggle with is prayer. Though essential in the life of a Christian, it is easy to forget the importance of prayer or to misunderstand how to communicate with God effectively through prayer. In the book How to Pray, readers are expertly guided by Pete Greig, the founder of the 24-7 prayer movement, through many different aspects of prayer.

Beginning with a chapter about why praying is important and exploring a variety of topics such as unanswered prayer, intercession, listening to God, and being still before God, Greig makes this book easy for readers to better grasp the concept of prayer. With chapters divided into sections based on the acronym P.R.A.Y (Pause, Rejoice, Ask, Yield) and supported by personal examples and Scripture references, this book is simple yet incredibly instructive and enjoyable to read through.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5):

5

Suggested Audience

With a simple layout and chapters that cover a wide variety of topics, this book is written for a broad audience. Both those new to the Christian faith and those who are more seasoned believers and just need a boost in their prayer life, this book will speak to anyone hoping to be able to better communicate with God through prayer. However, as the some of the ideas covered in these topics are complex, a reader older than 16 will likely gain more from the book than a younger reader.

Christian Impact:

As prayer is an often-overlooked part in the Christian faith, this book covers this essential topic in a well-written way. Christians of every walk of faith should read this book because of its application to daily life. Additionally, each chapter provides resources to further explore the topics presented and also provides practical applications to daily living.

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