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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harperone; 10th edition (Aug. 14 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060628464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060628468
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #230,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22 2003
Format: Hardcover
I am an avid reader; but, this is the only book I have ever felt so strongly about that I wanted to express my opinion in a review. I realize that a person's reaction to any book says as much about the reader as it does the book. But I cannot imagine anyone who is genuinely interested in the topic of prayer not feeling satisfied that they got a great exchange for their time and money in this book. It helped me tremendously.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Burkett on Nov. 12 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you've ever read my reviews, then you know I don't tell you what the book is about. I give the good parts and the bad parts simple enough that even a feeble minded college student (like myself) can understand. Let's begin...
Well can I say anything bad about this book? The only thing I didn't like about the book was some of the big vocabulary that left me going "huh?" Other than that, I would recommend this book to any pastor, sunday school teacher, or anyone breathing that prays to God. WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK SO SPECTULAR is the fact that Foster is not dogmatic in his theology. He does not just give one denominational view on prayer. From fundamentalists to charismatics, people from all different types of beliefs read this book and generally agree on it. He goes in depth on different ways to pray but gives examples that are easy to understand. IF YOU WANT TO INDEFINATELY BOOST YOUR PRAYER LIFE, GET THIS BOOK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Bradford on Oct. 27 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you're seriuos about growing in faith this is the book for you!
I pastored a church that I was transfered from and they not only continued to read it by themselves but started a prayer group!
It is an EXCELLENT reference for starting prayer groups, discussion groups or sunday school.
I am a United Methodist pastor and HIGHLY recommend this book!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Brown on July 17 2000
Format: Hardcover
I ordered this book based upon the reviews of other readers, but I quickly discovered that it was not everything I had been led to believe.
The book had some good points and nice concepts, but I found a number of instances in which I believe the book was not consistent with Scripture, in my opinion.
This could possibly be attributed to the fact that the author is a Quaker, a group in which many of the followers openly deny the scriptures as our final authority for conduct and doctrine. Please understand that I am not accusing Mr. Foster of such beliefs, nor am I arrogant or ignorant enough to think that my denomination is the only one with correct doctrine.
But I was not comfortable with many things in this book and would therefore be hesitant to give it a positive recommendation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chip Webb on May 13 2004
Format: Hardcover
It may seem at first like Foster's approach to his subject matter -- spend a chapter on each of several different types of prayer -- would be scattershot and less than satisfying. Amazingly, it works beautifully. By devoting a chapter to so many different forms of prayer, Foster has provided as comprehensive an overview of prayer as I have seen. Sure, you can quibble with some of the categorizations -- should this type of prayer REALLY be considered separately from this other type? But Foster is so rich and yet accessible that such concerns end up feeling like nitpicking.
Throughout this exploration of the many different forms of prayer, the reader is aided by clearly hearing Foster come through in the mix. Foster's personality is warm, open, and inviting, and the many personal stories in the book put flesh and blood on the subject matter. Foster's practical while still being semi-intellectual in his approach. This book is beneficial both for young and old Christians, and it can change the heart. I can't recommend this book highly enough; it's the best contemporary book on prayer that I've read.
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Format: Hardcover
So many people struggle with prayer. Even the disciples did when they asked Jesus to teach them how. Richard Foster brings it to grass roots. It is definitely a work compiled from his life's journey. No psychological hogwash or yoga-centric new age emptiness, just true honesty from a path walked by many great believers over the ages.
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Format: Audio Cassette
Foster tells listeners "God has graciously allowed me to catch a glimpse into his heart" and that "The heart of God is an open wound of love." God aches over our distance, weeps over our obsessions, and longs for our presences. Moreover, God wants to relieve us of aggression, frustration and fear and replace it with security and peace. Foster's goal is to help believers with lessons on prayer. Foster tells us we avoid prayer because we are naturally prideful and hardhearted. In addition, when we do desire prayer, we first want to put our life in order. That's why God gave us prayer, he explains. Constant prayer - the beginner's prayer, the simplest prayer, the breath prayer, etc. - will put our lives in order and bring us "back to that which we were created for."
Foster explains prayer and guides those who pray. Written for both the novice and experienced Christian, he talks about the prayer of adoration and rest, sacramental prayer, meditation and contemplation. In expressing God and his desire, the author uses common examples and backs his teachings with scripture.
The book Prayer was published in 1992. This audio version contains chapters 1, 2, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21 of that version.
Brenda @ MyShelf.Com
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