I’m not exaggerating when I say that this may well be the best book on prayer I have read. Recognising that for many Christians prayer is a struggle, Greear begins part one by considering why we don’t pray. Here he tackles some of the bigger questions that hold us back from praying. He does a particularly stellar job in tackling the issue of unanswered prayers and the question of whether our prayers change God’s mind. This first part alone would make the book worthwhile.
Having broken down our barriers to prayer, in part two Greear helps us understand how we should pray. He begins by correcting some of the ways our prayers could go wrong, by using God like the hypocrites do or trying to impress him like the babbling Gentiles. He then proceeds to break down each line in the Lord’s Prayer, dividing it into two chapters: Amazed by God; Ask your Father. He rounds up with a chapter on prayers for guidance, since it is something many Christians wonder about.
This engagingly deep book could well be a means to helping you back into a healthy pattern of prayer, or of encouraging you to keep going in your prayer life.