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Prayer

Finding the Heart's True Home
Written by: Richard J. Foster
Narrated by: Terence Aselford
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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First published in 1992, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home has become a classic on its eponymous subject. Awarded Christianity Today's Book of the Year award and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion award, Prayer continues to receive widespread acclaim as one of the most thorough and insightful treatments of this central spiritual practice.

Following the structure of his 1.2 million-copy-selling Celebration of Discipline, Prayer explores three spiritual "movements" of prayer: inward, upward, and outward. Within each movement he looks at seven different types of prayer, for a total exploration of 21 separate forms of prayer.

Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says: "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do." This accessible, rich, and reliable guide shows how each of the various forms of prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others.

©1992 Richard J. Foster (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

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"An excellent and comprehensive survey of 21 forms of Christian prayer....One of the best, most comprehensive, yet accessible introductions to prayer." (Library Journal)

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  • Adam
  • 2007-09-16

Great Introduction to Prayer

This was a great introduction to prayer. I have been reading through a bunch of books on prayer for a personal research project and this was the best introduction to methods on prayer that I have found. It is full of actual experience in prayer and not just theory. It took me a little while to get through it because I would have to stop and think about what he was writing for a while and come back to it. Highly recommend

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  • R & D Homes, LLC
  • 2008-08-16

Lots of info

I have listened to this audio book twice. There is so much information I tended to get lost. Maybe I'll get a notepad on the 3rd time.

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  • tlckatz
  • 2019-11-21

Just What I Needed

This is a comprehensive book on prayer. It is not particularly prescriptive, though it does instruct. Rather, it provides insight into the many different ways in which we can commune with God in prayer. I can’t wait to get a physical copy so I can read it again and underline and write notes within.

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  • Katria
  • 2018-01-25

Excellent study on prayer

This is the second book I've read by Foster - Celebration of Discipline was the other - very good books - both. I also appreciate the references throughout. I will be using both books for a while. Though I've read them multiple times now, I will be using them for regular reference until I'm well familiar with the practices that are described. For example there are three sections in the book about prayer. Inward prayer, upward prayer and outward prayer. Each has 7 kinds of prayer that go in respective categories. I want to recall and describe each one. I know half of them without looking. Means there is still more to learn.

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  • Shirley Ann Turner
  • 2020-06-21

Life changing

The principles of prayer and clear explanations and examples are dynamic. This book calls and challenges us to practical and faith-filled steps closer to the heart of God through prayer. This book will be a staple for me...I will return again and again as I endeavor to grow in love of God and humble service of Him.

The reader is very easy and inviting to listen to as well.

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  • Women's Care Clinic
  • 2020-06-08

Deep Thoughts. Take Notes.

If you are looking for a prayer text book that goes beyond the usual "follow the format of the Lord's Prayer," this is for you. Be sure to have a notebook and pen handy and keep your finger near the pause button.

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  • Jesse Spence
  • 2020-02-24

This should be mandatory reading for Christians

Simplicity that could confound the wise.
Simple, Biblical break-downs of all the different concepts of the discipline of Prayer.
An absolute must read!

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  • Craig Lovell
  • 2019-07-02

Easy to use and great functionality!

I've never enjoyed my long drives so much in my life! I'm generally listening to books that I'm also studying. This gives added comprehension and understanding to the subject like never before! the only suggestion I might make is that when I choose to clip a section to make a note, the add a note screen only stays up for about one second before disappearing. I rarely find that I can click the words add a note fast enough to actually get a note added.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-08-31

Excellent! Definitely helped me grow.

I'm planning to read it again with my wife and also lead a 21 week study on prayer using this as the primary text.