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Prayer for Beginners

Author:  Peter J. Kreeft, Ph.D.

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Overall Rating: This item received 4 stars overall. (10/15/2012)
Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy
Synopsis: Good for anyone at any point in their prayer life
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Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft brings his unique insights to this most important area of our spiritual lives. He claims he himself is still a beginner in prayer, and this book is for all those, like him, who feel that they are not good at praying but desire to become much better at it. Thus, Kreeft offers simple, but profound advice and practical steps for developing a prayer life based on the time-tested wisdom of the saints and great spiritual writers, especially the principles found in Brother Lawrence's classic, The Practice of the Presence of God.

In short, straight-forward and unsentimental chapters, Kreeft covers all the key areas for understanding and developing that intimate form of communication with our Creator that we call prayer. He covers such areas as the necessity of prayer, various motives and methods, steps, patience, suffering, sin, faith, and grace.

"There's no shortage of good doctrinal material today. But, for the post-Boomer generations, the burning question remains: How do I begin to pray? Peter Kreeft answers that question in a simple, direct way that will reach ordinary unchurched Americans — as well as devout Catholics who have hit a dry spell. This book can be a powerful tool in the new evangelization."

—Mike Aquilina, Editor, New Covenant

"This is the best short introduction to prayer I've read. Read it and pray."

—Ralph Martin, Author, Called to Holiness


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