Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Overall a good starter book for new Christians or youth learning how to pray deeper

REVIEW: Talking with God: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray by Adam Weber

If you are looking for a starter book on prayer, this might just be it! Because as the title states, prayer is simply all about talking with God.

The book is broken into three sections including a section on “How to Pray When...” and includes such topics as when we face storms, are discouraged, are exhausted, and are wanting to be used by God. It is written in easy, accessible language with 15 short chapters.

One of the most fun and interesting sections is at the end of the book in the endnotes section in which author Adam Weber affectionately calls “field notes.” Most readers would skip this section entirely, but it is here that Weber offers up paragraph explanations from within each chapter. For example one endnote (aka “field note”) says: “While dropping off my kids at school, my first grader randomly said, ‘Dad, Jesus died and rose from the dead before I was born, right?’ And I said, ‘Yup, he sure did.’ My son went on to ask, ‘But, Dad, were you there? Did you see Jesus rise from the dead?’ All I could say was, ‘No, buddy, I didn’t. But that would have been cool, huh?’ I’m so glad my kid thinks I am two thousand years old.” That is golden! So, if you get this book, don’t skip the endnotes (aka “field notes”).

*I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this unbiased review.

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