on 8 February 2012
This is the first in a planned series of volumes providing 31 meditations on a given subject. Each portion consists of a verse or two from the Word clearly dealing with the topic followed by no more than two or three pages of lucid and warm comment. There is a sense of development throughout the volume, giving the sense that if one were to use this as a daily devotional help over the course of a month, there might be genuine progress in understanding and engagement with God. A book like this cannot make us pray, nor will reading it instantly solve all our problems in prayer, but as a guide in the intentions and substance of prayer, gratefully received and earnestly practiced, it may be of much help in teaching us this holy discipline.
on 15 April 2013
For me prayer is the most difficult Christian discipline to engage in and thus any book which will help me in this is to be welcomed.
With 31 short chapters Joel Beeke speaks on the subject of prayer in many different ways, all of which are very helpful.
My desire would be to have a healthy prayer life and this books aim would definitely be to foster that, I cannot commend it to much