Why does it surprise us when our prayers don’t bear fruit? Some diets work, but most don’t; some investments produce, but others don’t; some schools are effective, but others fail. With most things, there is simply a way they work best. And so it is with prayer.
We want it to go like this: God is loving and powerful. We need his help. So we ask. The rest is up to him. But the uncomfortable truth is that this is a naïve view of prayer that ignores a simple fact. Namely, there is a way that prayer works best. And it isn’t like that.
In The Way It All Works, John Eldredge lays out the truth about how effective prayer works and debunks the myths that are keeping you from the successful prayer life every Christian wants. If your prayers don’t seem to be working, it might be time for a tune-up. Everything is more effective when you understand the way it works, even prayer.
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Before getting into my review, I want to say that I am super glad I did NOT read Tim Challies' 1-star review of this title until after I'd finished reading "Moving Mountains" cover to cover. Had I seen that review first, I would have thought twice about purchasing this book. That would have been a BIG mistake! Reading what Challies wrote caused me to wonder if he and I actually read the same book. It also gave me pause to wonder what his axe to grind with Eldredge might be.
I am no John Eldredge groupie. There was a time when I followed and supported his ministry. But that was quite awhile ago now. So, I was surprised when Amazon recommended his latest book to me. I'm glad they did. The author's gift of words -- his voice -- shines through every page brilliantly!
Eldredge makes it clear prayer is not a quickie wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am two minute sort of thing. He uses the word "intentionality" to relate this idea. The book is...
I have read many of John Eldredge's book. They have challenged the way I see Christ, mostly for the better. I normally do not feel uncomfortable with his writing. I read all books with a Berean perspective. Some of the teachings within this book take steps into extra-biblical methodologies, or at best thinly connected scriptures, which I have a hard time connecting the relevance of. He skirts the edge of some teachings within charismatic circles, which he states and then almost contradicts himself so as to not to offend non-charismatics.
On the positive side of things. John teaches that Jesus is not a distant God. He is an intimate and close friend that loves and cares for you. He encourages one to approach prayer in a conversational way. He clearly shows how God speaking directly to you is biblical and normative. He teaches you to pray expectantly, which all true believers have a right to do. I have grown deeper in my prayer life as a result of this book and his...
By FAR the best book on prayer I've ever read. Amazing. The timing was supernatural for me and my family, and we are reading this as a family. We are moving mountains because of this book. This book brings so much hope and encouragement and practical "how to" information that my prayers just flow now. As I read this book I am also trying to purchase a house, so of course I kept hoping God would give counsel on that, ..so far he hasn't, but every time it's ok because I've received something far better...intimacy with him!! When I finish praying, nothing else in this world has the weight it once did because I was with him. I can't describe it. I want to share this book with so many people, but it's not leaving my house! Some times I'd hear someone pray and am instantly in the presence of God, because of this book, anyone can pray with that power. Thank you Mr. Eldredge!
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