Daring to Draw Near

Daring to Draw Near

by John White
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Daring to Draw Near by John White

Author John White takes us on a journey through ten of the most significant prayers in history, all recorded in the Bible. We listen in as Abraham pleads for Sodom and Gomorrah, as David confesses his sin, as Hannah prays for a child, as Paul intercedes for others, and as Jesus poured his heart out to his heavenly Father. White explores the prayers of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Job, Daniel, David, Hannah, Paul, and Jesus, giving us a window on prayer and the God to whom we pray—a God who is interested in “two-way” communication. Tyndale House Publishers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780842337908
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

John White was born in Liverpool, England, on March 5, 1924, and grew up in Manchester. After serving as a reconnaissance photographer in the Fleet Air Arms during World War II, he completed medical training at Manchester University. He later participated in a variety of short-term missions efforts (including Bible smuggling!) and capitalized on many opportunities to encourage Christians behind the Iron Curtain during the beginning of the Cold War.
On June 25, 1955, White married Laureate May O'Hara. From 1955 to 1964 he served as a medical missionary with New Tribes Mission. Later he was appointed associate general secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students of Latin America.
White emigrated to Canada with his family in 1965 and later completed his residency in psychiatry in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He next filled the post of associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and also served locally as pastor of Church of the Way.
He wrote 25 books as well as numerous articles and study guides. A much sought-after speaker, he lectured around the world at churches, conferences and leadership events. During his later life, White moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, helping to plant a Vineyard church there (Surrey Vineyard) and becoming involved in the larger Vineyard Christian Fellowship.
John White died in 2002, but his written ministry lives on, with over 1.5 million of his books in print.

Marva J. Dawn (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is a theologian, author, educator and teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Some of her books include Joy in Divine Wisdom, The Sense of the Call, Talking the Walk, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly and Unfettered Hope: A Call to Faithful Living in an Affluent Society.

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This book is a study on ten heroes of the Bible in regards to their relationship with God. Their prayers are being studied that growing experience with their God can be better understood. Abraham's prayer for the Sodom and Gomorrah, and Jacob's wrestling with the angel in the night of his plight are best explained by White! The growing INTIMACY between these pray-ers and their living God is the cause to change the pray-ers' perspectives after their prayers. It is a book on God-centered prayers. White emphasizes that through prayers God changes those praying people. That is God's best answer to any sincere prayers of His people.