Prayer is central to Christian faith; indeed, as Timothy Keller notes in his introduction, it is the main way we experience deep change. Yet so many people struggle with prayer - a struggle that the author himself has shared. This wise and inspiring book is the fruit of those struggles, offering a real and glorious vision of what it can mean to seek God in prayer.
Keller begins by giving a theological underpinning of what prayer actually is - both conversation and encounter with a personal God - before describing how we can learn to pray, and then deepen that prayer. Finally he gives detailed, practical suggestions on how to make prayer a part of the reality of daily life.
'A comprehensive treatise on prayer. Keller's book is marinated in scripture and the text positively drips with Bible references that illustrate and support his argument. Intellectually engaging, gospel-centred and well researched ... this book has positively influenced my prayer life and made me reconsider my approach to my God.' Christianity magazine
Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He moved to Manhattan in 1989 to found Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which has now grown to three distinct congregations and birthed the church-planting Redeemer City to City programme.
Keller is the author of numerous bestselling books, including The Reason for God, The Prodigal God and most recently My Rock; My Refuge, and the co-author, with his wife Kathy, of The Meaning of Marriage.show more