Saturday, July 24, 2010
The Lord's Prayer
by R. T. Kendall
Published by Chosen Books
Bestselling, Respected Author and Pastor Mines the Riches of the Lord's Prayer
No prayer is better known--or more misunderstood--than the prayer Jesus provided in his Sermon on the Mount. Turning a keen eye to this much-loved topic, Dr. R. T. Kendall unlocks the transforming truths of what we now call the Lord's Prayer. With wisdom and depth, he offers thoughtful exposition on the life-changing revelations contained in each line of this amazing prayer, including:
• interpreting and praying in the will of God
• the purpose of the Lord's Prayer
• when to pray the Lord's Prayer
• how unanswered prayer can be a sign of God's favor
• misusing the Lord's Prayer
• why pray at all?
• and more
Readers will come away not only with a model for prayer, but with a revolutionary way to pray effectively while drawing closer to the Father.
"Pray continuously." It is something that I am aiming to do every day. I truly desire to live in an attitude of prayer, in constant conversation with my Lord. Because of that desire I want to learn everything I can about prayer.
Kendall's book on The Lord's Prayer is not long, but it is literally packed from cover to cover with Biblical truth which will make your prayer time more rich and rewarding.
You have probably heard a lot of sermons or Sunday School lessons on The Lord's prayer, but I doubt you have ever heard the Lord's Prayer made more applicable to your life than you will find in Kendall's book. Thoughtfully and very often literally he shows you how each piece of the prayer fits together to lead you towards a more rewarding prayer life.
The book is broken down into five sections: Focusing on God, God's Prayer List, God's Prayer List for Us, A Chosen Benediction and A Further Reason for the Lord's Prayer.
Mr. Kendall definitely has a Calvinist point of view in his writing. He is openly against theism and the prosperity gospel. He makes these points because of how he feels prayer needs to be used in churches today. He feels churches do not pray the Lord's Prayer enough. I agree with him.
I received this book free from Bethany Publishing House in exchange for a honest review.