This Is How We Pray: Discovering a Life of Intimate Friendship with God

This Is How We Pray: Discovering a Life of Intimate Friendship with God

by Adam Dressler


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Prayer is about relationship. And more important, it's about friendship with God.

THIS IS HOW WE PRAY departs from other works on prayer in that it does not overwhelm the reader with technical knowledge, nor does it prescribe particular devotional practices. Instead, this book offers a unique and needed perspective on prayer, inviting you into a more intimate friendship with God.

Through personal anecdotes, biblical stories, ancient wisdom, and modern insights from spiritual writers, interior designers, and even cooking documentaries, this book looks at how we feel when we try to connect to God through prayer. And how these feelings can direct us towards a more intimate and satisfying life of prayer.

God meets us where we are, in the midst of our everyday feelings, struggles, and weaknesses. THIS IS HOW WE PRAY is an invitation to experience fuller communion with Him-more peace, more serenity, and more assurance through your prayers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546035046
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,127,221
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Adam Dressler is the Lead Pastor of Grace Community Church in Clarkesville, TN, recently named one of "The 100 Fastest Growing Churches in America" by Outreach Magazine.

Adam earned his Bachelor's Degree in Theology and Philosophy from Oral Roberts University. He graduated summa cum laude and was also invited to participate in a honors exchange program at Oxford University. Following ORU, he enrolled in Harvard Divinity School and graduated with an M.T.S. in Christianity and Culture in 2005.

After Harvard, Adam served as a teaching pastor at the Cincinnati Vineyard, a church of over 6,000 members at the time. After serving for several years at the Vineyard, Dressler then served as a teaching and campus pastor at The Journey, a young and fast-growing nondenominational reformed church affiliated with the Acts 29 network in St. Louis, MO.

Adam and his wife Ashley live in Clarksville, TN, where they are raising their four children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making Room xi

1 Friendship 1

2 Reaching 8

3 Distractions 16

4 Guilt 29

5 Gratitude 41

6 Disappointment 55

7 Others 70

8 Worry 87

9 Silence 101

10 Awareness 121

11 Repentance 137

12 Forgiveness 154

13 Pain 170

14 Stuck 190

15 Simple 206

Afterword 215

Acknowledgments 219

Notes 221

About the Author 225

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Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
Prayer remains elusive to so many of us and I think many of us wonder if God is hearing us. Adam Dressler's new book, This is How We Pray, addresses so many struggles that Christians have with prayer. This is How We Pray is divided into 15 chapters relating to prayer and God. Chapters address building a sort of friendship in praying with God, addressing the guilt that is often in our hearts, and how so many of us worry instead of praying, among other issues. The last chapter, Simple, offers practical steps to consider in making your prayer life better: Talk to Jesus like a friend, Listening to God, praying briefly but often and other truly practical ideas for bettering your prayer life. This is How We Pray is written in such a way that I truly enjoyed reading it. Dressler made me think and yet I never felt like he was above me. This book felt like a breath of encouraging air to my prayer life. I have read several books on prayer and I think each one has been helpful, but I have to say this one ranks in my top three favorites. I felt like I truly got something out of this book. I appreciated his references to Scripture and to other Spiritual leaders as well as the stories he shared from his own life. I also truly felt encouraged to do prayer a little differently in my own life. I especially liked the chapter on Others. In this chapter, Dressler encourages us to experience empathy for those we pray for and to let that change our prayers. I think this one thing especially will change my prayers. I would encourage any Christian wanting to improve their prayer life to read This is How We Pray. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. #Sponsored by Faithwords