Prayer: Too Busy Not to Pray (Christian Basics Bible Studies)

by Bill Hybels

Paperback, 1994

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Hybels's accessible introduction to prayer has already helped over 400,000 readers develop a rich and regular prayer life in the midst of life's busyness. He shows how to slow down to pray, listen to God, respond to what we hear, practice the presence of God and overcome prayer barriers.

Publication

Gardners Books Holding Account (1994), 60 pages

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½ (116 ratings; 3.9)

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LibraryThing member Amzzz
Lots of very practical advice, which was very helpful.
LibraryThing member NorthbrookUMC
This book presents a blueprint for starting a spiritual epidemic of hope and enthusiasm for spreading the Gospel.
LibraryThing member OCMCCP
One good thing that can be said about books by Bill Hybels: he hits the nail on the head with how Christians are today. In Too Busy Not To Pray, he accurately points out the flaws that many Christians have today in their attitude and approach to prayer. For example, Hybels asks why do we pray
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"Lord, be with us today", when we know from Scripture he's always with us? He suggests we pray "Lord, make us aware of your presence today." This small thing has helped me focus on what I'm actually saying in prayers, helping me to eliminate the jargon and have a more authentic and focused time with God. If you are a busy person like most of us, you may not be taking the time to actually know God, to pray, to know His will, to confess specific sins, to praise Him. This book gives good solutions and reasons for making prayer a priority above everything else. Good book, good scripture references, fast read. I recommend to anyone serious about knowing the Living God. - SCF.
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LibraryThing member bell7
Bill Hybels takes you through prayer - knowing God is listening, how to pray, what happens when your prayers aren't answered, quieting yourself and listening, and finally how prayer becomes action and having a heart for others.

While much of what Hybels says is practical, his style is conversational
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and in my head he's writing the prayer book equivalent of Rick Warren's A Purpose Driven Life - lots of exclamation points, some Scripture, but more emotionally than intellectually driven. It's useful, good information but I found myself comparing it to Timothy Keller's Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, which I read last year and personally prefer.
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