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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,961 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. John Hull Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Made for Success Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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What does praying to make a difference look like? It's unselfish praying; it rejects the status quo of oppression and injustice; it presupposes that change does not come easily; it anticipates God-orchestrated events; and it points us toward catalytic relationships. Effective praying to make a difference will require a commitment to time, effort, and expectation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/13/2014

    " This book makes some good points and utilizes lots of Biblical references. It is a little slow in some places though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 1/27/2014

    " Great book. Honest. Acknowledges the hard questions. Would recommend to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Glen | 12/8/2013

    " Yes, I am finally finished this book. It is not something to gulp, but to chew on little bits at a time. I have underlined much and it will continue to be a go-to book for me. What I love about Yancey's writings is that he does not pretend to have all the answers. In fact, he candidly admits to many of thee questions and doubts we have, as well as sharing thoughts from letters he has received and from some of the great heroes of the Christian faith. They,too, have their struggles and questions. So what it boils down to for me is this: For some amazing reason, God actually desires a relationship with me, and the way to further that relationship is through communication, i.e. prayer. He outlines for us in the Lord's Prayer how we might pray. But prayer does not have to be an event. or prescribed for a specific time. It can and needs to be a way of living, a state of being. So when I think of you, I pray for you. I bring you before the God who already knows your every need and sorrow, and all I am doing is identifying with God in an acknowledgment of that need. We don't, nor will we ever understand or have all the answers. That is as it should be, for we are not God. Someday He will reveal to us the right side of the tapestry, not the underside which is fraught with knots and tangles and is generally messy. For me, I'm glad it isn't all up to me and that we do have a God to trust, who knows what is best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Wilkinson | 11/21/2013

    " A thoughtful and personal examination of Christian prayer. Interwoven with personal anecdotes and real-life accounts, Yancey discusses virtually every aspect of prayer from a biblical perspective. He readily admits he doesn't have all the answers, but through his honest struggles he provides reassurance and insight into an aspect of Christian faith that is often misunderstood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Beth Marion | 11/5/2013

    " Yancey just always hits it on the head for me. He seems to ask the questions that we seem to think it isn't permissible to ask of our pastors and teachers. Not only does he ask them, he attempts to answer them. I think the point he makes here, which I keep coming back to, is that prayer absolutely makes a difference. It certainly makes a difference in me when I pray, and it seems to make a difference in the world, too. Yancey says if he were called upon to state in one sentence an answer to the question "Why pray?", he would say, "Because Jesus did." Good enough for me. "

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

    " This book is being used in my bible study. This is a journey that I want to learn more about. Very powerful tool to have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie-Sarah | 10/17/2013

    " after 4 months of struggling with this intense book, i finally finished it. it was a training and a blessing. a lot of introspective moments of how to i view prayer. the thing that i liked most about this book is that philip yancey doesn't attempt to tell you how "it is." it's more a sincere approach coming from his experiences leaving the reader to either take it as "it is" or to evaluate the self and ponder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 10/4/2013

    " Yancey probes the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect---the very heartbeat---of your relationship with God: prayer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jelle de Jong | 10/3/2013

    " begrijpelijk, geen pasklare oplossingen, pijnlijk eerlijk, goede vragen, heeft me weer aan het bidden geholpen (of dat het uit ging met Davida, maar probeer dat maar eens te scheiden, wat is de oorzaak, wat is gevolg Misschien eens aan Hume vragen.); 0 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 9/28/2013

    " This was a good book due to the earthiness and the real-life application that it has. Very relevant for me at the time, and still a great book to come back to and review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Miller | 9/19/2013

    " I wish I would have read this a long time ago. I liked his discussion on unanswered prayer and the positive effects of prayer on the pray-er. I still wish God did everything I wanted, but I'm pretty sure that's never going to happen! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Schmidt | 9/17/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book. This is Yancey at his best! He takes prayer to a whole new level. I think this book will be relevant for years to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 5/7/2013

    " This book talks & explores the depths of prayers through hundreds of people's experiences with God. It let me appreciate how prayer indeed can deepen my faith and relationship with God and importance of prayer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 5/1/2013

    " As all Philip Yancey books,excellent and thorough. This one examines thoughts both theological and otherwise about how our prayer habits and experiences effect our relationship with God and other humans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 4/13/2013

    " Ok, I admit I wasn't able to get all the way through this before I finally gave up (it gets a little cumbersome) but it does seen to be the most honest and helpful work regarding the subject from an evangelical viewpoint. I know I will one day pick this back up and finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kto | 1/27/2013

    " A hard book to read. Not very encouraging on the matter of prayer since it asks so many hard questions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie Texier-brien | 7/28/2012

    " Great book. I related regularly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 5/2/2012

    " This is a powerful book on a most critical topic! If you want to learn how to pray effectively, with results that will change your life, this is a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/23/2011

    " I'm re-reading this book. Philip Yancey isn't afraid of the questions about the faith, and he draws from a wide range of sources to track down some answers. Another classic from Philip Yancey. If you ever wonder about how or if prayer works, you will find this book very compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianna | 5/28/2010

    " A deep subject, treated with insight and depth. I learned a lot, but will read this book several more times to mine the riches contained here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 4/23/2010

    " Philip Yancey does it again! This man is truly gifted in how he writes. This book challenged my prayer life and helped me understand what I am missing out when I don't pray. I am so blessed now after reading this book and will probably read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cary Sawatsky | 1/10/2010

    " The last third of the book is by far the best. If only Yancey could use half as many words to say what he says... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikkee | 9/25/2009

    " I like Philip Yancey as an author, and I thought this was one of the best books I have ever read on prayer. He challenged me by asking the questions that every Christian thinks but is scared to say aloud. There is no earth shattering answers, but beautiful reminders of what prayer is and should be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 6/11/2009

    " Yancey deals with tough questions that most of us ask about our communication with our maker. Well worth the read. "

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