Christian Book Guide - Prayer, Worship & Fasting
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|A Hunger for God|
By John Piper
John Piper has the remedy for your hunger for God: the ancient Christian practice of fasting and prayer. In this helpful guide Piper will explain the biblical foundations of fasting and provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate fasting into your life.
|Give Praise to God|
By Philip Graham Ryken
Scholars including Hughes Oliphant Old, Edmund Clowney, Robert Godfrey, and others advance Dr. James Boice's vision of Reformed worship. This comprehensive examination explores the elements of biblical worship, its history and culture, and how to prepare ourselves for it. Essential reading for pastors, music directors, and seminarians committed to praising God. Foreword by R.C. Sproul.
|Worship by the Book|
By Edited by D.A. Carson
Today's believers gather on Sundays just as they always have---but what should biblical worship look like in the 21st century? The authors explore how creative, biblically sound, and spiritually rewarding worship unfolds in the Presbyterian/Reformed tradition, the liturgical practices of the Anglican/Episcopal church, and the "free church" perspective. Includes sample services.
|Alone with God|
By John MacArthur
Join John MacArthur as he turns to the perfect mentor on prayer---Jesus. MacArthur delves deeply into the Lord's Prayer, devoting a chapter to each petition of Jesus' revealing communion with the father. You will find that Jesus focuses his entire prayer on God---his adoration, worthiness, and glory---and you'll come away refreshed and anxious to follow an invigorating biblical model for your very own time Alone with God.
|I Exalt You, O God|
By Jerry Bridges
Rediscover the Lord's majesty through Bridges's straightforward biblical teaching on God's greatness, holiness, wisdom, and love. Then prepare to revitalize your private worship experience with Scripture-based guided prayers. Are you ready for greater intimacy with God?
|I Give You Glory, O God|
By Jerry Bridges
In I Give You Glory, O God, Bridges offers you the best reasons and the best words for bringing honor to your awesome, incomparable God. He gives you the encouragement, motivation, and specific guidance you seek for your private, individual worship of God. As a result, you can better see and understand what it really means to glorify God, to fear God, to live as His child, and to follow His wisdom day by day.
By J.I. Packer & Carolyn Nystrom
As Packer and Nystrom explain, Praying "is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing ... Our aim is not just to clarify Christian understanding but to foster Christian living. In real praying, head, heart and hands go together." Not just teaching about prayer, Packer and Nystrom challenge and inspire by pointing to a clearer realization of God's reality and His character.
|Reaching the Ear of God|
By Wayne Mack
In this book, Wayne Mack motivates us to pray more than we have before. "I have yet to meet people who would say that they pray as much as they think they should," Mack writes. And he shows us how to pray more as Jesus prayed. "I want us to learn from history's greatest prayer expert," he writes.
|Twin Pillars of the Christian Life|
By Wayne Mack & Joshua Mack
The Mack's work on the subjects of prayer & Bible study are sure to provide lasting help to those desiring to draw nearer to God in prayer, to know that they pray biblically, and who are convinced that Bible reading is intended to bring them more life-changing benefits than it has thus far in their own practice.
|When You Pray|
By Philip Graham Ryken
Ryken looks at the power and truth within each phrase of the Lord's Prayer, draws them together with other biblical passages, and shows how you can make this prayer your own. His warm approach, examples, and illustrations will enrich your heart and strengthen your prayer life, for the more you study the Lord's Prayer, the better you are able to pray. And the more you pray, the more deeply you are drawn into communion with God.
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer shares one of his secrets behind the powerful witness of his own life. He had learned to pray the Psalms and from them drew on the power of God in his years of imprisonment. In this introduction Bonhoeffer discusses the various types of Psalms and how they can be used to enrich our prayer life.
|A Call to Spiritual Reformation|
By D.A. Carson
Carson calls believers to revolt against superficiality and find again the deeper knowledge of God at Paul's school of prayer. A Call to Spiritual Reformation investigates the Epistles to see what lessons Paul taught in his "school of prayer". Christians today can still achieve the confidence Paul enjoyed by following his life-shaping principles and searching for a deeper devotional experience.
|Letters to Malcolm|
By C.S. Lewis
The last book Lewis wrote. In this fictional exchange, Lewis muses on why we pray if God is omniscient; whether there is an ideal form of prayer; which of our many selves we show to God when we pray; the value of a common liturgy; and impromptu vs. rote prayer. He also creates glosses on the Lord's Prayer.
|How To Pray in the Spirit|
By John Bunyan
This devotional book will give you deeper insight and greater freedom of expression in your personal relationship with God.
By John Bunyan
Two closely related works on prayer by John Bunyan are here brought together. In Praying in the Spirit, he defines what it means to pray with the spirit and with understanding and deals with difficulties in prayer. In The Throne of Grace, Bunyan explains how to approach God's throne in prayer and opens up the blessings God's people receive from the high priestly ministry of Jesus Christ.
By John Calvin; John Hesselink, ed.
Drawn from Calvin's legendary Institutes of the Christian Religion, this practical, balanced discussion of prayer downplays special manifestations of grace and flights of mysticism, urging instead that we petition God for our everyday needs.
|Praying Together for True Revival|
By Jonathan Edwards
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary prayer. Conditions in the church and society today add urgency to Jonathan Edwards's appeal to Christians to unite in prayer "for those great effusions of the Holy Spirit" which advance God's kingdom. This book makes accessible Edwards's classic treatise on corporate prayer, An Humble Attempt. This book will promote understanding and spur us to prayer.
|A Simple Way to Pray|
By Martin Luther
Asked for guidance on how to pray by his friend and barber Peter Beskendorf, Luther wrote this devotional gem in which he urged Peter to begin with the Lord's Prayer, then proceed by way of the Ten Commandments and the Apostle's Creed. Luther's advice is peppered with actual sample prayers.
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|A Call to Prayer|
By J.C. Ryle
J.C. Ryle knew that praying is as natural - and as necessary - to spiritual life as breathing is to physical life. If this book was apropos in his day, it is doubly so in ours. This booklet is Bishop Ryle's clarion wake-up call about prayer. It is a potent remedy for spiritual apathy and weak Christianity. If you heed Bishop Ryle's advice, your walk with the Lord will be energized by an infusion of vitality and spiritual power you never imagined possible.
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