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  • Divine Echoes

  • Reconciling Prayer with the Uncontrolling Love of God
  • Written by: Mark Gregory Karris
  • Narrated by: Joshua Needham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Can we engage in prayer that is more effective, less harmful, and doesn't make God look bad?  

Theologian, therapist, and ordained pastor Mark Karris offers a first-of-a-kind audiobook that explores petitionary prayer alongside theodicy, social justice, and personal moral responsibility. Is petitionary prayer an archaic and superstitious practice better left for old-time religious folk? Is there a more effective method of praying that doesn't put all the responsibility on God? Mark Karris tackles these questions and much, much more!  

Rich with theological wisdom, provocative insights, and enormously practical, Divine Echoes journeys through the investigation, deconstruction, and reconstruction of petitionary prayer. Karris also reveals a revolutionary model of petitionary prayer that he refers to as "conspiring prayer". Filled with real-life examples and case studies, this audiobook will inform and equip both individuals and churches to pray transformative and subversive prayers that will increase God's love, healing, and beauty in the world.

©2018 Mark Gregory Karris (P)2018 Mark Gregory Karris

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Wonderful listen

Overall, this book is holistically enjoyable and thought provoking! It is presented at the level of deep and intentional conversation around a cup of coffee while also leaving you pondering on the drive home. Well done!

I appreciate the focus on prayer and presenting it in light of a belief of God’s uncontrolling love. I have been thinking about this belief for a while but mark does a great job of presenting what it would look like in everyday life. He does this well by contrasting it with established beliefs and practices of prayer found in mainstream churches.

The narrator was easy to listen too and his emotion matched the phrasing and intention behind the words.

I am recommending this book to specific people whom I know will benefit. I would also recommend this book to anyone who is passionate about prayer in general. It would also be a useful resource to simply hear prayer from another perspective.

Wonderful listen!

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  • Magz the Monkey
  • 2020-05-29

By Far the Best Book on Prayer that I have Read!

Exceeded my expectations! Offered a deep and beautiful perspective on prayer that has helped revive my prayer life. From answering questions on why God doesn't answer prayers to examining the way that we pray and why different ways of praying can enrich our relationship with God and revolutionize our prayers and navigation through this world, I was impressed with the research and perspectives covered 8n the book. FULL of great insights and challenges!

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  • Jacquie Irish
  • 2018-08-31

When prayer and loving theology meet

I’ve been listening to the auditory version of “Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer With the Uncontrolling Love of God” this week during my commute and it has confirmed my instincts about prayer with God. I have always wrestled with finding appropriate prayer dialogue especially when facing grievous and complicated injustices. Mark Gregory Karris has done an excellent job of giving examples of how to pray and the reasons why praying in this “partnering stance” is more effective than the typical “God please fix everything” mode. Knowing God‘s true nature seems to be at the heart of why we pray in this posture and he quotes from many of the most profound Bible scholars & theologians of our day. I think that open and relational theology is gaining ground, and that his “course correction” on prayer is right in sync with this dynamic understanding.