The great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. – John Piper
Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wondrous works. (Psalm 119:27)
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The following are some of the books recommended by the College of Prayer in Canada. These come from the Spring 2000 Module in Toronto with Rev. Sunder Krishnan.
Answering God, Eugene Peterson, (Harper Row, 1989) – Eugene Peterson speaks to Christians who realize the necessity for prayer and yearn for it but who find their prayer unconvincing and unsatisfying. Addressing the causes of this dissatisfaction, this book offers guidelines for using the Psalms as dynamic tools for prayer.
Daring to Draw Near, John White (InterVarsity Press, 1977) – What better way to learn about praying than to look at the prayers in the Bible. In these we learn about the God to whom we pray – the One who desires communication with us, the One who takes the initiative.
Desiring God, John Piper (Multnomah Books, 1996) – Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. In this paradigm-shattering work, John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn’t truly exist: Delight is our duty. John Piper stuns you again and again with life-impacting truths you saw in the Bible, but never dared to believe.
A Hunger for God, John Piper (Crossway Books, 1997) – Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives – whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longing of our spirits for God. But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an archenemy, while our hunger for God – and Him alone – is the only thing that will bring victory.
Space for God, Don Postema (CRC Publications, 1997) – In these hectic times, we long to create space for God in our lives. This book offers us a way to live gracefully in the presence of God. Through devotional reflections and readings, art, meditation and prayer, it provides a joyous guide for spiritual living.
Thank You LORD for all the wonderful books and other resources that are available. Bless me and those who read this message to know what resources You want us to read, listen to, and watch to become more Christ-like. May we answer You, draw near to You, desire You, hunger for You, and make space for You. Thank You Jesus. Amen!
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Books Recommended by the Instructors of the College of Prayer
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