Prayer for Beginners - Peter Kreeft
Dr. Peter Kreeft, widely respected across all Christian denominational lines for his great variety of spiritual and philosophical works, 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 who, like him, feel that they are not good at praying but desire to become much better at it.
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.
“How do we begin to pray? Dr. 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 - Author of The Way of the Fathers: Praying with the Early Christians
“Dr. Kreeft writes in a very clear and accessible way, and at the same time he doesn’t dilute the essence of what he wants to say. It had a profound impact on the way I think about prayer, and on how I pray.”
“The best short introduction to prayer I’ve ever read... Read it and pray!”
Ralph Martin - Author of Called to Holiness
“Full of gems of insight that will strike readers in different personal circumstances with varying levels of significance.”