Moody Publishing’s Prayer book review – Rating 9.3

A.W. Tozer - Prayer Moody PublishersI was very pleased to receive a copy of Moody Publishers’ “Prayer: Communing with God in Everything”.  This book is a collection of insights on the topic of prayer from A.W. Tozer and is compiled by W. L. Seaver.  I have to be honest, I never  tire of reading things from Tozer as his writing style was so practical and honest, yet at the same time, it really cuts to the soul.  This book that W. L. Seaver compiled is no different and is an excellent book to read.  I highly recommend it.  Works from Tozer never disappoint and the added commentary portion and application thoughts by W. L. Seaver are excellent.
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I would give this book a 9.3 out of my normal 10 point rating scale.  On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a 5 star rating.
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In full disclosure, I was not required or requested by Moody to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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QUICK SUMMARY:

“Prayer: Communing with God in Everything” is an excellent book to read.  This book is compiled by W.L. Seaver and pulls from multiple books and sermons by A.W. Tozer.  I have read a few books that contain the works of Tozer and I am never disappointed by his work in any way.  His writings and teachings are solid, but easy to understand and very practical.  Plus at the end of each of the 28 chapters, W.L. Seaver provides a further summary of Tozer’s writings and then 4 to 5 points that he provides to reflect on what you read and providing some application points as well.  This is very well written, convicting and encouraging.  I will be putting this book in my personal library and reading this book more than once for sure.  Highly recommended to say the least.  I received a copy of this book in exchange for this review from Moody Publishers and all opinions are my own.
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DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK:

Type of Book:  Prayer / Spiritual Growth
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Author: A.W. Tozer – Compiled by W.L. Seaver
Publication Date: January 2016
ISBN-13 of Book Reviewed: 978-0802413819
Price: At the time of writing this, the cheapest place to get this book is at Christianbook.com for $9.99 (suggested retail is $14.99 per the publisher).  Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges and are subject to change at any time.

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413812: Prayer: Communing with God in Everything--Collected Insights from A.W. Tozer Prayer: Communing with God in Everything–Collected Insights from A.W. Tozer
By Compiled by W.L. Seaver / Moody PublishersTozer was that rare bird, an evangelical who was also something of a mystic with a literary flair. Seaver has pulled together the finest insights from Tozer’s voluminous writings, including “Some churches now advertise courses on how to pray. How ridiculous! That is like giving a course in how to fall in love.” 224 pages, softcover. Moody.

 

Physical Characteristics:

  • Paperback
  • Patent (perfect/square back) bound
  • 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 8

Goal of Book:

The goal of this book is to help point us via Scriptures to the fact that prayer should not be a task to do, but rather a way of life.  Pointing out how we often are too busy for prayer and communing regularly with God.  This book does an exceptional job pointing us to the Scriptures related to prayer, providing practical examples and application points that convict us to want a more intimate communion with God through prayer.

My Favorite Part:

Like most books that are compiled with the works of Tozer, this book has a strong scriptural basis.  It really provides practical truth direct from the Word of God relating to having a life of prayer.  It is VERY well written by Tozer’s works, but also by Seaver who did some excellent summaries and reflection and application points at the end of every chapter.

Recommendation:

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who honestly desires to have more of an intimate relationship with God through prayer.  It is very well written by both Tozer’s as well as Seaver’s portion.

Contents

Introduction: A Journey Awaits
Chapter 1 – The Whole Life must Pray
Chapter 2 – The Sacrament of Living Part 1
Chapter 3 – The Sacrament of Living Part 2
Chapter 4 – To Be Right, We Must Think Right
Chapter 5 – Prayer: No Substitute for Obedience
Chapter 6 – The Importance of Prayer in God’s Eternal Work
Chapter 7 – Born after Midnight
Chapter 8 – Praying without Condition
Chapter 9 – The Power of Silence
Chapter 10 – Dangers in Unanswered Prayer
Chapter 11 – What Profit in Prayer?
Chapter 12 – Three Ways to Get What We Want
Chapter 13 – Prayer Changes People – and Things
Chapter 14 – On Wrestling in Prayer
Chapter 15 – Praying Till We Pray
Chapter 16 – God’s Selfhood and Prayer
Chapter 17 – Truth Has Two Wings
Chapter 18 – Honesty in Prayer
Chapter 19 – Measuring Spirituality by Public Prayers
Chapter 20 – The Best Things Come Hard
Chapter 21 – A Word to the Men about the Women
Chapter 22 – Does God Always Answer Prayer?
Chapter 23 – Vague Praying and Expectation
Chapter 24 – In Everything by Prayer
Chapter 25 – Jesus Lives to Make Intercession for Us
Chapter 26 – Prepare by Prayer Part 1
Chapter 27 – Prepare by Prayer Part 2
Chapter 28 – Believing Prayer
Notes

Publisher Summary:

From the publisher’s website:  Moody Publishers is a nonprofit Christian publishing house located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Since being founded by D. L. Moody in 1894, Moody Publishers has distributed more than 300 million books, spanning from Bible commentary and reference to spiritual and relational growth, as well as award-winning fiction.

Moody Publishers’ author partnerships include Dr. Gary Chapman, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. John MacArthur, James MacDonald, Erwin Lutzer, the late A. W. Tozer and many more.

All proceeds from Moody Publishers benefit The Moody Bible Institute, which exists to educate and equip students for Christian ministry.

 

 

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