The subtitle of this book is 'a simple guide for normal people' and the book delivers on this. It is full of profound yet straightforward advice written in a very accessible way. Pete Greig was founder of the 24/7 prayer movement, which began in a church in Chichester in 1999. Many churches and groups have benefited from the wisdom passed on by Pete as to how to run a 24/7 prayer room and in previous books he has written the story of 24/7 ("Red Moon Rising" and Dirty Glory"), which I would recommend to anyone who has been involved in 24/7 or would like to be. He is also author of the fantastic "God on Mute", a book on the difficult topic of unanswered prayer but in this new title, for the first time he has written on how to pray in terms of a regular, daily prayer time. The book gives a simple model for our prayer times based on the word "PRAY" as an acrostic - Pause, Rejoice, Ask and Yield. Some aspects of this are
refreshingly simple - yet something that many of us don't do, for example being still before God and pausing before we get to our lists of concerns - and his advice and anecdotes are very helpful. Others seem a bit daunting such as contemplative prayer (which comes under Yield) yet Pete insists this is not an optional extra but essential if we are to go deeper with God.
I have personally found this book to be extremely helpful in terms of fine tuning my 'quiet time' and having more quality time with God and I feel there is a lot of scope to continue to grow. This is a book I will return to again and again as I learn to go deeper in new ways and I would recommend it to everyone. The book retails at £13.99 but we currently have it on offer at £9.99.
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