Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Talking With God - What to Say When you Don’t Know How to Pray







Talking With God - What to Say

When you Don’t Know How to Pray. By Adam Weber WaterBrook Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York


     Adam Weber’s book takes a fresh and interesting approach to one of the most important and potentially confusing parts of the Christian’s daily life: prayer.  We all know that we should pray, we want to pray, but wonder if we are doing it right.

     But Pastor Weber gives us hope.  He assures us: 
The truth is, prayer is simple.  It’s like talking,
                talking with a good friend.  
Here’s the best part: No matter where we are in 
                life, God can’t wait to talk with us.

     Talking With God is written in a casual, conversational tone as the author shares his own personal situations and insights that brought him to this new revelation on prayer.  It is easy to read with deep spiritual truths interwoven throughout, and yet you come away with the realization that as God’s children, we can come to our Heavenly Father and pray like a child:

                “Pray like a kid?  Yup, become like a child.”

     Regarding the layout of the book, the author has included what he refers to as “field notes”, which are numbered as foot notes generally are and listed in the back by chapters.  These field notes are little “asides” and add personal information related to the paragraph in the chapters.  However, I found that stopping each time to read the note distracted from the flow of the text.  Personally, I found it best to read the chapter’s field notes at the beginning of the chapter I was about to read.  It made the flow better and added the personal “color” to the chapter.

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About the author:

     Adam Weber is the founder and lead pastor of Embrace, a church that has 6 campuses in 2 states.  He and his wife, Becky, live with their children in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

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DISCLAIMER:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.  I have not received any type of financial compensation for this review.  C.E. Watson


Drawing courtesy of Ashley S. Hatfield

1 comment:

Tracey Brewer said...

I am always challenged in my prayer life when I read a book on prayer. This sounds like a good one! Thanks for the review.