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Prayer

Does It Make Any Difference?
Narrated by: Larry Black
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (257 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? Does it change God's mind or ours or both? This book is an invitation to communicate with God the Father who invites us into an eternal partnership through prayer.

Polls reveal that 90 percent of people pray. Yet prayer, which should be the most nourishing and uplifting time of the believer's day, can also be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. 

Writing as a fellow pilgrim, best-selling author Philip Yancey probes such questions as: 

  • Is God listening?
  • Why should God care about me?
  • If God knows everything, what's the point of prayer?
  • Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent?
  • Why does God sometimes seem close and sometimes seem far away?
  • How can I make prayer more satisfying?

In this powerful listen, Yancey tackles the tough questions and, in the process, comes up with a fresh new approach to this timeless topic. 

"I have learned to pray as a privilege, not a duty", he says, and he invites you to join him on this all-important journey.

©2006 Philip Yancey (P)2006 Zondervan

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  • Audrey
  • Indian Lake, NY, USA
  • 01-20-08

Excellent

This is the best book on the subject of prayer that I have ever read. I have listened to it several times, and each time I find something new. It stresses the concept of prayer as being time spent with God, and that it is more of a relationship than a one sided dialogue. I would highly recommend this book.

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Prayer - a profound open discussion

I am always reluctant reading books on prayer, as I usually expect pat answers and formulas on how to do it "right." Being a Christian for many years, and praying for just as many, I've never felt that I really understand prayer.

Yancy, in this philosophical, apologetic, somewhat theological, and honest work, explains the ins and outs of prayer in a way that has profoundly impacted my life. To be sure, he doesn't have all the answers (he doesn't attempt to). He asks the hard questions about prayer that we all have stirring deep inside us, and gently points us to Christ as he helps us understand the real reason we pray.

This is a must read for anyone.

Enjoy and be blessed!

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  • A. Paes
  • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • 11-17-10

It made a difference

Very good.
This book really improved my relationship with God. I recommend it. Philip Yancey rules...

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  • Koleen
  • eatontown, NJ, USA
  • 06-10-07

Real Life

Yancey's book on prayer tells it like it is and gives the real reasons we should pray. Very helpful book.

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  • Sam
  • TRUSSVILLE, AL, United States
  • 07-23-12

Paryer is something we all need to understand.

Where does Prayer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Yancey is a very good writer and he knows his subject. Anyone that prays to God needs to read this book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Talking to God.

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Excellent insight about practical applications

Excellent insight about practical applications and intuition on prayer. it took me a few days to listen to it but am glad I have been able to complete. I registered to some chapters because the insight was very good. surely recommend the book to anyone and everyone. both Christian's and non Christians

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Great book, poorly read

I found this book to be deep and thought provoking. Philip Yancey’s writing is very engaging. I liked the way he addressed the topic of prayer from a variety of directions. It’s a very helpful book.

Unfortunately, this audio version is very poorly read. The narrator seems to pause at all the wrong times and forgets to pause at the times when it would be helpful. The narration does not do justice to this masterfully written book.

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Thought provoking

A very thorough discussion of prayer which provoked me to study scriptures, consider the works of great theologians, and most of all to pray.

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  • TS
  • 03-01-18

One of the books ever written about prayer!

One of the best books I have read about prayer. Rich and deeply insightful. Pregnant with critical knowledge and ever giving!

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Fresh honest thoughts for life long learning

Yancy tackles his struggles with an ongoing conversation with God with honest thoughts and conclusions. Tip, focus on friendship. Think long-term.