Praying the Bible
“This little book is explosive and powerful.”
R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
When you pray, does it ever feel like you’re just saying the same old things about the same old things?
Offering us the encouragement and the practical advice we’re all looking for, Donald S. Whitney, best-selling author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, outlines an easy-to-grasp method that...more
The information in the book was very straight forward, which I appreciate. The method that was presented seems very solid and I'll probably use it in my own prayer life.
However, I just didn't feel like this was worthy of an entire book. The prayer method was so simple and direct that it could be read and understood through a more concise medium, like a blog post or essay. The entire epilogue and many of the chapters were reiterations of the ...more
I am so very glad that D.S Whitney has taken the time to write this book. And I want to recommend it to all of you who are struggling in your prayer l ...more
It seemed like the author was advocating a kind of “look at a passage of Scripture” and stream-of-consciousness pray about what it makes you think of. And it is kind of like that, but at the same time definitely different. Whitney does make sure to be clear that the way he is talking about prayin ...more
The book is essentially three things:
First, Whitney sets up the problem—about how so many of us struggle with prayer *because* we pray the same things in the same ways over and over.
Second, he sets up the solution—praying God’s words back to him.
Third, he explains the method—his way of praying the Bible simply by reading ...more
In his book, Whitney gives a simple answer to help boost your prayer life. Who thought it could be so simple yet so true to pray the Bible.
To be honest my prayer life needs work. Whitney’s book is just what I needed. I learned how to pray the Bible and it has helped immensely. Now I have no shortages of things to pray about.
Big thanks to my sister ...more
This short book (and I think it could be shorter) will change your prayer life. If you struggle to be diligent in this spiritual discipline, you have to read it.
The book is short and can be digested within a day if one truly wanted to – yet I would recommend slowing down and taking stock in what is written. It is an incredibly accessible book, organized well, and clearly articulated. Better yet, ...more
-if God invites and expects all his children—regardless of their age, IQ, education, or resources—to do the same thing—to pray—then prayer has to be simple.
-The Lord has his people all over the world, and among them are believers of every sort of demographic description. And yet by his Spirit, he gives to all of them a desire to pray.
-So what is the simple solution to the boring routine of saying the s ...more