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The Transforming Friendship: A Guide to Prayer
Published Earlier as:
The Prayer: Deepening Your Friendship With God

James M. Houston & Dallas Willard

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Regent College Publishing (Nov. 8 2010)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 318 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1573834467
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1573834469
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 469 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 1.8 x 22.86 cm

 

Earlier Published by: 


Publisher ‏ : ‎ David C. Cook Publishing (July 1 2007)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0781444268ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0781444262

Item weight ‏ : ‎ 454 g

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 1.91 x 22.86 cm

About the Book

To often, prayer seems only to be a dreary exercise that must be endured or a difficult skill that must be mastered. When we misunderstand its purpose and practice, we easily fall out of the habit of praying regularly. As a result, we miss one of the greatest opportunities to deepen our friendship with God. In Prayer: The Transforming Friendship, James Houston explores the transforming power of prayer, illustrating how prayer begins to change our lives and then how the way we live changes how we pray. Through clear and compelling examinations of the Scriptures, Dr. Houston shows the often-misunderstood spiritual realities of prayer. And through candid accounts of his own struggles to pray effectively, he will encourage you to engage boldly in the life-changing practice of intimate conversation with God. 

Table of Contents 

Introduction by Dallas Willard

  1. Without a prayer.

    1. Without a prayer in a hostile world

    2. Struggling with prayer

    3. Overcoming obstacles to prayer

  2. Entering into prayer

    1. Exploring biblical prayer.

    2. Exploring prayer in the Old Testament

    3. Applying biblical prayer to ourselves

    4. The Holy Spirit as the transforming friend

  3. Entering the heart of God.

    1. Friendship with Jesus Christ

    2. The deepening friendship of Father and Son

    3. Friendship within the holy Trinity

  4. Prayer in God's community.

    1. Paul's life of prayer and friendship

    2. Prayer by the friends of God

    3. The community of prayer.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN GERMAN, SWEDISH, JAPANESE, AND PORTUGUESE

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