A big part of Cor Deo training includes reading and interacting with good books. One of the books that has encouraged me recently is A Praying Life by Paul Miller. We want to encourage you to read good books with us, so at the end of December we will be giving away three copies. I’ll explain the giveaway at the end of the post.
The subtitle for the book is Connecting with God in a Distracting World. The book is thought-provoking rather than “been there, read that.” It is personal rather than aloof. It is honest rather than avoiding the difficult questions. It is practical rather than purely conceptual. Most importantly, it is prayer-prompting rather than merely theoretical.
While many books get caught up in the mechanics of prayer, somehow hoping to free up the apparent log-jam in our technique so that we can “make prayer work,” this book gets the reader’s attention onto the God to whom we pray.
It makes much of learning to pray like a child, as one in a totally dependent relationship with “Abba.” It unravels the cynicism that saps the relational experience of prayer in adult believers. It offers practical nudges to prompt genuine prayer within our hearts.
This book motivated me to put it down and pray. Unfortunately somebody then borrowed the book, is enjoying it, and seems unwilling to return it. So perhaps you will get one of the three copies we are giving away and we can be reading it together!
We are giving away three copies at the end of December. In order to be entered in the draw, all we ask is:
1. Comment on the blog. (Each comment added to the site during December increases your opportunity to win a copy of the book.)
2. Share the URL link to this post on facebook, twitter, as a web link or in an email to a few friends who might be interested. Here is the URL – http://www.cordeo.org.uk/book-giveaway-a-praying-life/
If you are randomly selected to receive a book, we’ll get in touch for your address! (November winners will be confirmed in the next few days.)