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Kneeling Christian - Audiobook: Unabridged Audio CD – Audiobook, May 1 2012

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Christian Audio; Unabridged edition (May 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610454030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610454032
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.5 x 13.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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Since its first publication, The Kneeling Christian has helped hundreds of thousands of believers discover the key to God's treasure house of blessing. This classic book on prayer, written by 'An Unknown Author' sometime before the 1930's, answers the most basic and often-asked questions Christians have about prayer: 'How shall I pray?' 'What is prayer?' 'Must I agonize?' 'Does God always answer prayer?' 'Who may pray?' Prayer, though an essential part of Christian experience, remains mysterious to many believers. The author set about to familiarize Christians with the source of power available to them through prayer. According to The Kneeling Christian, 'All real growth in the spiritual life--all victory over temptation, all confidence and peace in the presence of difficulties and dangers, all repose of spirit in times of great disappointment or loss, all habitual communion with God--depends on the practice of secret prayer.' This powerful, time-tested book points the way toward communion with God and all the life-changing benefits that derive from it. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Aeterna Press: Low-cost, high quality Christian Paperbacks and E-Books. Spanning the genres of Christian Bibles, Commentaries, Theology, Mariology, History, Devotionals, Meditations, Prayers, Monasticism, Sermons, Biographies, The Catholic Church, Church Fathers to Collections, Fiction, Philosophy, History, Literary Collections, References, Critiques and Poetry. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
This is an old classic whose premise is that the reason Christian fail to succeed spiritual is their failure to pray. It is the authors belief that most Christians have lost the wonder of their faith, that deep down inside they really do not believe we worship an omnipotent God who is capable of given us exceedingly abundantly above all we think and ask. The bottom line is this: do we believe God's Word is true?
The author has unwavering faith in the claims of Scripture. He believes that the scriptural pronouncements concerning prayer are to be taken literally. Our failure to do so is the root of the churches inefficiency and powerlessness in the world. In this, the author has hit the proverbial nail right on the head. The author is to be commended for stating that not only are we to pray, but that our prayers are to have meat on them. Do we really believe in an omnipotent God? Our prayer life betrays us.
Unfortunately, this book is written in a style that is difficult to read, peppered with undocumented illustrations, making it difficult for this reader to complete the book. It was very discouraging to read of these prayer warriors of almost mythical proportions with the authors underlying assumption that we too should be like them. Who were they? What is the documentation? Living in a far more cynical age, these questions need to be answered. Although the author specifically states that prayer is hard work, he seems to assume that if our faith was a great as these nameless missionaries we too would experience mountain moving prayer.
I could not help but contrast this attitude with the humanity portrayed in Bill Hybells books on prayer. With Hybells you see a flawed man discovering the power of prayer, with the Unknown Christian we are confronted with dozens of supersaints whom we must try to emulate.
There are better books out there. It may be a classic, but it is a dated classic.
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Format: Paperback
My title says it all. This small book is big on the theology of prayer. But it isn't written in a text book manner. Instead, this "unknown Christian" simply goes to the Scripture and points out to the reader how important prayer is to the life of a believer. The first chapter alone gets your attention. In it the author states that a person's greatest regret, once in heaven, will be to look back and wonder why he or she didn't pray more. When a person realizes how much can be gained by praying, it should astound us that we don't do it more.
This is one of the few books I own that is such a classic that I read it every year. It never grows old, because its message is truly timeless. I highly recommend it to new and older Christians of every persuasion!
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Format: Paperback
For me this book made a huge impact in my Christian life. It opened my eyes for prayer. I read some other books related to this subject but none of them had impacted me so much as this one.
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Format: Paperback
There's some good information on prayer here. I wouldn't use this guide in a ministry but it's one of the better guides.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e9dd80) out of 5 stars The most influencial book on Prayer I've ever read May 10 2002
By Gary Osborne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My title says it all. This small book is big on the theology of prayer. But it isn't written in a text book manner. Instead, this "unknown Christian" simply goes to the Scripture and points out to the reader how important prayer is to the life of a believer. The first chapter alone gets your attention. In it the author states that a person's greatest regret, once in heaven, will be to look back and wonder why he or she didn't pray more. When a person realizes how much can be gained by praying, it should astound us that we don't do it more.
This is one of the few books I own that is such a classic that I read it every year. It never grows old, because its message is truly timeless. I highly recommend it to new and older Christians of every persuasion!
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e9ddd4) out of 5 stars A "must read" for Christians desiring a powerful prayer life Dec 11 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An Unknown Christian expresses eloquently the reasons God calls us to prayer; what prayer is; the awesome power of God and His right to receive all honor and respect from His children; hindrances to prayer, and God's incredible promises to those who pray with a pure, unselfish motive for the sake of His Kingdom. This book has been an exceptional encouragement to me, and any Christian who reads it, I believe, will be taught more about effective, fervent prayer that touches the heart of God. The author addresses real issues which we all must grapple with and settle in our own hearts if we are to pursue a deeper life of prayer.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e9dfa8) out of 5 stars Beware, Reading this Book might change your life! Sept. 18 1999
By riderone@esu.edu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is invaluable. All you need is a Christian with a will to grow, this book , and the Holy Spirit, and your life will be changed!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e9f5dc) out of 5 stars Life changing Feb. 7 2011
By Gollygwagen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It's hard to beleive something writen this long ago could contain so much new and amazing information. My wife and I have both found it life changing and have bought several other copies to distribute to our pastor, friends and family. It's also led us to create a prayer room at our church. To qualify this, I've never had a book move me to action the way this has. If you feel like your prayer life is "going through the motions" or even if you don't, I would say this book is a must read.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e9f588) out of 5 stars Mandatory for every Christian Aug. 19 2011
By Phil B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I have been a Christian for 47 years and have read many books on prayer by contemporary and traditional authors. This is by far the most well written, plain and most inspirational book I have ever read on the great necessity of real prayer.
"All real growth in spiritual life, all victory over temptatiion, all confidence and peace in the presence of difficulties and dangers, all repose of spirit in times of great disappointment or loss, all habitual communion with God--depend upon the practice of secret prayer". Unknown Christian author.


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