Prayer by Richard J. Foster audiobook

Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home

By Richard J. Foster
Read by Terence Aselford

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Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest. Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable . . . At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery." Foster shows how prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads us beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing us closer to God, to ourselves, and to our community.

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Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest.

Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable . . . At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery."

Foster shows how prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. He leads us beyond questions to a deeper understanding and practice of prayer, bringing us closer to God, to ourselves, and to our community.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I am hard-pressed to express the impact of this timeless classic on my life. Richard Foster’s book is invaluable.” Brennan Manning, author of The Wisdom of Tenderness
“Once again, in penetrating deep, Richard Foster has shown the way for others to enter and experience prayer at a profound heart-level—not just a place of emotion and sentiment, but a focus point where the human spirit is transformed and enjoys a new oneness with God. This is life-changing reading!” Eugene H. Peterson, professor emeritus of spiritual theology, Regent College, Canada, and author of Answering God
“A rare gift…informed by ancient wisdom, accessible to contemporary readers, and practical in the best sense of the word.…It is both a guide to prayer and an answer to one.” John Ortberg, author of If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat
“This wonderful book about prayer could only come from a person whom God has made powerful through prayer. It is a great gift. It taught me and encouraged me to accept God’s invitation to me, too, to walk with him upon the path of prayer.” Lewis B. Smedes, author of Forgive and Forget
“Richard Foster distills what saints through the ages have learned about prayer and offers it to people like me, whose prayer life is often dry and shallow. Thus, this book has helped me immensely in my struggles for spiritual vitality and depth.” Tony Campolo, professor of sociology, Eastern University
“Richard Foster’s work on prayer is a wonderful paradox. He at once takes the mystery out of prayer and returns it to the ordinary rhythms of life and returns mystery to prayer by returning the ordinary to the realm of the supernatural. Thanks.” Robert Webber, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Author Bio: Richard J. Foster

Author Bio: Richard J. Foster

Richard J. Foster, a Quaker, is the executive director of the Milton Center and professor of theology and writer in residence at Friends University. He is the author of Freedom of Simplicity and The Challenge of the Disciplined Life, as well as study guides to both books. He lives in Wichita, Kansas with his wife, Carolynn, and two children, Joel and Nathan.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English