Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “In God's Presence” as Want to Read:
In God's Presence
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

In God's Presence

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
What are we really doing when we pray? Are we communicating with God or merely talking things over with ourselves? If you've ever asked yourself questions like these, this book is for you. In it, a distinguished theologian explores the dynamics of prayer: what it is, what it isn't, and how various kinds of personal and corporate prayer work to bring us into the presence of ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Christian Board of Publication
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about In God's Presence, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about In God's Presence

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Sarah Klaassen
Apr 10, 2014 Sarah Klaassen rated it really liked it
I suspect that I am not the only one who doesn’t know how to pray. When I was young it baffled me as to why we would ask God for things when God was all-powerful and didn’t need our help anyway. As I grew older, I began to ask (as most of us do) why bad things happen to good people, and I grew indignant at a God who would answer the prayers of some and not others. In college I let myself begin to ask seriously ask the questions that followed and that began to change my whole understanding of the ...more
Jul 25, 2015 L rated it it was amazing
This book explores the dynamics of prayer, what it is and what it isn't. Gave me some fresh insight into how I can deepen my prayer life and quiet times spent with God, and during corporate prayer in worship settings.
Sherry Edwards
Oct 01, 2014 Sherry Edwards rated it liked it
I needed to read this book. I enjoyed the sections on personal prayer more than the sections on group prayers.
Jun 10, 2011 Christine rated it really liked it
Caused me to seriously reconsider what was going on for me during "prayer". What is my image of God and what impact does my prayer life on the not just me but on the world.....
Sarah Boyette
Dec 21, 2014 Sarah Boyette rated it it was amazing
This was a beautifully-written poetic book about prayer. I absolutely loved every page and toted it around quoting it to friends for several weeks.
Jessica rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2010
Colleen Carroll
Jul 18, 2016 Colleen Carroll rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favorites!
James rated it liked it
Feb 08, 2015
Emily Chandler
Emily Chandler rated it liked it
Jun 11, 2014
Beth rated it really liked it
Jun 06, 2009
Claire Wimbush
Claire Wimbush rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2017
Charles rated it it was amazing
Aug 07, 2010
Adam Teske
Adam Teske rated it liked it
Sep 05, 2014
Andy Tyler
Andy Tyler rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2016
Dwight Welch
Dwight Welch rated it liked it
Jun 08, 2012
Betsy-Gay Kraft
Betsy-Gay Kraft rated it really liked it
Jul 30, 2014
Don rated it it was amazing
Oct 31, 2016
Tasha rated it it was amazing
Dec 05, 2009
Kathryn Lampert
Kathryn Lampert rated it really liked it
Mar 18, 2016
Adriana Cabrera
Adriana Cabrera rated it it was amazing
Jan 02, 2016
Tom rated it it was ok
Sep 27, 2008
Carly rated it did not like it
Aug 19, 2008
Beth J
Beth J rated it liked it
Dec 16, 2007
Sara rated it it was amazing
Nov 14, 2010
James rated it it was amazing
Jun 21, 2011
Michael Dorais
Michael Dorais rated it liked it
Nov 22, 2011
Leslie rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2015
Lillian Chambliss
Lillian Chambliss rated it it was ok
Feb 01, 2011
Karen rated it liked it
Jun 20, 2007
John rated it really liked it
Aug 18, 2015
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book

“God works with the world as it is in order to bring it to where it can be. Prayer changes the way the world is, and therefore changes what the world can be. Prayer opens the world to its own transformation.” 9 likes
More quotes…