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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Hybels Narrator: Chris Fabry Publisher: InterVarsity Press Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 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 everything else we want to do! Time for prayer seems impossible to find. 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 that he was too busy not to pray. The ideas in this practical book can help us to learn to slow down to be with God as well. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 2/4/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/2/2014

    " Very good book on prayer. Worth re-reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Thurman | 1/29/2014

    " 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 Maria Claudia | 1/28/2014

    " I like it. There are a lot of sugestions about pray. I higly recommend it. "

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

    " I'm reading this for my bible study, we are really enjoying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 1/19/2014

    " A simple, practical book emphasizing the benefit of starting the day with prayer and journaling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/14/2014

    " A timely reminder in these days of mass communication...and being too busy for everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 11/22/2013

    " I can't remember much about this book that the title doesn't reveal. But I guess that means it's a great title! Challenging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 11/15/2013

    " Too busy to finish, need to get this done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Mendel | 10/29/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 9/30/2013

    " 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 Heather Adams | 9/28/2013

    " I loved this book and flagged so many pages for future reference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 9/13/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 8/7/2013

    " We say we're "too busy" to pray but that isn't true! We're too busy NOT to pray. Bill talks about the aspects of prayer, why it's essential, and how we can put prayer back into our lives. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their "Prayer Life". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy Carrico | 5/8/2013

    " It changed my prayer life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Anderson | 3/24/2013

    " 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 Vanessa | 3/11/2013

    " I read this many moons ago & it had a grat impact on my life! Easy to read & clear! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete Bartel | 3/3/2013

    " Excellent, light, easy-going book on prayer and practising the presence of God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 2/9/2013

    " Bill Hybels is a great author! This book greatly impacted my prayer life and brought me closer to God. Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 1/8/2013

    " quick read, practical advice, motivating "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/30/2012

    " Book reading for church brunchday school now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 8/28/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly Raddemann | 3/27/2012

    " This is an awesome book for anyone who wants to improve their prayer life. It was instrumental for me and taught me strategies to slow down and be with God. Great for a bible study b/c it comes with discussion q's in the back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barry | 3/19/2012

    " This is a simple, easy-to-read, but substantive guide to beefing up your prayer life. I read it almost 20 years ago and was greatly helped. Hybels ACTS formula (Adoration, Confession, Thanks, Supplication) for structuring your daily prayers is very useful. I highly recommend Hybels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/31/2012

    " Really helpful and practical book - helped me to grasp the crucial role of prayer in the midst of busy-ness. Re-assurance too that I do not need to beat myself up about prayer - just to keep focusing back on the Lord "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 1/6/2012

    " This book is a great way to learn about prayer from zero: why it's important, the benefits and pitfalls, what a 'good' prayer consists of (ACTS), practical tips (such as writing prayers in a journal), etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colette | 11/17/2011

    " This book is a must read! I highlighted it. re read it. I even replaced it cause I lost my first copy. I think I am going to dig it out and read this again! If you are wanting to get your spiritual side a lift This is an awesome read in my opinion! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 7/22/2011

    " 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 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

Chris Fabry is the author of more than thirty books, as well as a former broadcaster in Christian radio. His radio credits include Focus on the Family, Love Worth Finding, and Reaching Your World with Luis Palau. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Colorado with their nine children.