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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Hybels Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Most of us have trouble finding time to pray. There's church and school and neighborhood and job and friends and recreation. And then the crises hit! Time for prayer seems an impossible luxury.

As a pastor, Bill Hybels knows hundreds of people with schedules like this. Yet in his own life he has made the hard discovery that prayer doesn't happen on the run. He decided he was too busy not to pray. Hybels's accessible introduction to prayer has already helped over 400,000 readers develop a rich and regular prayer life in the midst of life's business. Now, in this revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition, he includes new insights from his years of ministry and his own spiritual journey. He shows how to slow down to pray, listen to God, respond to what we hear, practice the presence of God and overcome prayer barriers. His fun and practical book offers the resources we need for growing, ongoing experiences in prayer. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 2/17/2014

    " Excellent, easy to understand. Insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 2/15/2014

    " A book covering the basics of a good prayer life. A great place to start if you desire to learn about about connecting with God through prayer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Thurman | 2/12/2014

    " Good insights. Will be particularly helpful for those who are young in faith, but valuable for more mature believers also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Anderson | 2/11/2014

    " I'm new to the genre of prayer guides and Hybels has provided an extremely practical guide to building and improving a daily prayer life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bekah Sneed | 1/23/2014

    " Just another reminder that I am not God. I cannot hurry though my day and expect to do well, love others as I should, love God as I want. It's a battle of the will, I fight for my soul. Each day I need to hear the Gospel anew and humble myself before the Lord and He will lift me up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/17/2014

    " outstanding - helps you remember what is really important "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty Milner | 1/7/2014

    " Many years ago, this book gave me shoes for my walk with Christ, simply and practical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alanna | 12/1/2013

    " I had to return this to the library...but I need to buy a copy. What I read was great. Simply but convicting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Mendel | 11/24/2013

    " Very concrete & detailed. Explains & supports each point he makes. Many anecdotes. Easy to read, I like his writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corrine | 11/20/2013

    " I've read this book twice. Reminds you of what is important. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/17/2013

    " Changing my life, I love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Lynch | 11/13/2013

    " Very good devotional learned many things about my prayer life and everything I did was wrong thank God for author like Bill Hybels that will teach us the way God wants us to be taught. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 10/2/2013

    " I've read this a couple of times - a timeless classic. Everyone should read this short little book. Hybels gets it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/15/2013

    " Amazing book! This book really influenced the manner in which I pray, from the more practical suggestions for enriching your prayer life to the hard truths which some of us choose to ignore when approaching the Lord. I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking to grow in their prayer life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Anderson | 6/23/2013

    " great reminders about prayer. One of my biggest problems is that I get too comfortable after God answers my prayers... Great book, basic information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 6/2/2013

    " While some of the material in this book was review for me, I appreciated the review. I especially like the author's outline for organizing prayer into ACTS: A=Adoration, C=Confession,T=Thanksgiving,S=Supplication. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 3/6/2013

    " Fab! fab! fab! This man is a spiritual giant and any book by him is worth reading. I've started keeping a journal again as a result of reading this book - precious times! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacky | 1/22/2013

    " Very simple and straightforward book on prayer, easy read and very convicting! Important not to underestimate prayer over pure spiritual intellect etc... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/4/2013

    " Great book that knocks away every excuse in instills all the motivation one needs to cultivate a meaningful prayer life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 7/20/2012

    " I re-read this book recently and was struck by how simple the contents are, but how meaningful it is to my life! Great reminders on the power of prayer and the essential part it plays in not only my relationship with Christ, but with others, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 6/11/2012

    " Bill Hybels provides some really good, practical tips and insights on improving your prayer life in a very relatable fashion. Think I'll need to read this one again later on because of how much it talks about! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylan | 3/2/2012

    " Good, practical guide that highlights the importance of a rich prayer life, and also gives tips and ideas for making prayer a part of your daily routine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 12/20/2011

    " Practical, entertaining, informative and enlightening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 12/15/2011

    " Excellent and practical! Gives readers a vision for spending personal, alone, time with God and then practical steps needed in order to achieve that vision. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 12/3/2011

    " Talked alot about experience with answered prayer. I enjoyed the format and experiences he shared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 11/18/2011

    " I've read a number of books on prayer over the years, and I would say this one falls somewhere in the upper-middle for me -- probably about 3.5 stars. It has a lot of good thoughts and reminders, particularly for those of us whose life seems to run on high speed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Lunsford | 10/9/2011

    " This book taught me a lot about my prayer life, and how to refocus it on what is important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 6/24/2011

    " Great book to jump start your prayer life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/17/2011

    " I re-read this book recently and was struck by how simple the contents are, but how meaningful it is to my life! Great reminders on the power of prayer and the essential part it plays in not only my relationship with Christ, but with others, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 4/4/2011

    " Loved the info in this book along with humor and personal experiences of the author. New insights into prayer I hadn't thought of before. Well organized and well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/22/2011

    " Changing my life, I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 3/9/2011

    " Talked alot about experience with answered prayer. I enjoyed the format and experiences he shared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 1/14/2011

    " Great read! Changed the way I pray. Great for group study, but went a little long for our group. Would be great for individual reading, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/11/2011

    " Incredible book on the importance of prayer. Bill Hybels gives several simple and effective ways to deepen & strengthen your prayer life.

    A great read, either independently or as a small group study. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 12/29/2010

    " great reminders about prayer. One of my biggest problems is that I get too comfortable after God answers my prayers... Great book, basic information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 12/4/2010

    " Good read about personal prayer life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 7/20/2010

    " A great book on prayer. Bill Hybels is a motivating read, so read at your own risk! You might actually change after reading one of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/16/2010

    " Fab! fab! fab! This man is a spiritual giant and any book by him is worth reading. I've started keeping a journal again as a result of reading this book - precious times!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lingga | 3/22/2010

    " Pertama kali hal yang menarik dari buku ini adalah judulnya. Bener...yang membuat aku membeli dan kemudian mulai membaca adalah krn judulnya, benar2 menyentak hati. Seringkali aku pribadi, mengkambinghitamkan kesibukan dan lupa untuk berdoa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elfsi | 2/23/2010

    " cocok bagi yang terlalu dan sangat menikmati pekerjaan sehari2 hingga terlalu sibuk..! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 2/13/2010

    " Very concrete & detailed. Explains & supports each point he makes. Many anecdotes. Easy to read, I like his writing style. "

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About the Author
Author Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Willow Creek’s pioneering ministries have made it one of the most attended churches in North America with an outreach that extends worldwide. Hybels has authored more than 20 books, including Fit to Be TiedRediscovering Church (with his wife Lynne), Too Busy Not to Pray, Courageous Leadership, Just Walk Across the Room, and Holy Discontent

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.