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Author: J. I. Packer, Caroline Nystrom Narrator: Rob Lamont Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781608143436
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Easy is never the word that fits real praying," say evangelical Christian heavyweight Packer and Nystrom, a freelance writer who has penned more than 70 books and Bible study guides. Packer's series of talks on prayer combined with Nystrom's transcription and input blend to create this definitive work that will deepen listeners' understanding of a difficult subject. Both authors admit struggles with prayer, which makes their words even more reassuring for Christians who rarely confess to similar wrestlings. The book covers all aspects of prayer: the God we pray to, meditation (what Packer calls "brooding"), prayer checkups, petitions and even corporate prayer. The pair also discuss fundamental questions: why must we praise God? and can we really complain to God? Readers shouldn't expect an easy, breezy read from Packer. Nystrom works to keep Packer's original voice strong, which means deep thinking, even deeper explanations and sentences of some length. His love of history is evident through his many references to C.S. Lewis and church fathers such as Luther and Augustine. The work of listening to this audio book pays off in a much more thorough understanding of prayer, its hindrances and its joys. Study questions for each chapter encourage personal reflection and broader understanding.
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  • “Deep thinking, even deeper explanations…[Packer’s] love of history is evident through his many references to C. S. Lewis and church fathers such as Luther and Augustine. The work of reading this book pays off in a much more thorough understanding of prayer, its hindrances and its joys.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 12/9/2013

    " One of the best books I've read on prayer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 10/25/2013

    " An amazing book! .. leading me to dialogue with God "with my whole heart," delighting in him and experiencing him as my wonderful loving heavenly Father and my glorious Savior, Master and King. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 4/6/2012

    " Wonderful encouragement to pray. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 8/23/2011

    " An excellent book for looking at the heart of the praying life. Packe and Nystrom provide a deep and Biblical encouragement to beging once again to delight in a life of prayer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dustin | 12/7/2010

    " One of the most confusing books I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 viktor | 10/10/2010

    " I was under the impression that Packer wrote this book, as it turned out her was scarcely there. Apart from a few and far in between instances and a few allusions and anecdotes Packers seems to be absent from the books as a whole, which is really disappointing because I really enjoy his writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 9/28/2010

    " Solid, but not too accessible "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nic | 8/19/2010

    " A much-needed help for a thirsty soul. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 8/14/2009

    " Solid, but not too accessible "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nic | 7/14/2008

    " A much-needed help for a thirsty soul. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dustin | 4/27/2008

    " One of the most confusing books I've ever read. "

About the Author

James Innell Packer is a British-born Canadian Christian theologian. He serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of many books and is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America.

About the Narrator

Rob Lamont has entertained audiences since the age of twelve. He has appeared in many Chicago venues in a wide variety of roles. Most recently, he read Ted Dekker’s THR3E and Robert Whitlow’s Life Support.