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Most of us have trouble finding time to pray. There's church and school and neighborhood and job and friends and recreation. And then the crises hit! Time for prayer seems an impossible luxury.

As a pastor, Bill Hybels knows hundreds of people with schedules like this. Yet in his own life he has made the hard discovery that prayer doesn't happen on the run. He decided he was too busy not to pray. 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 business. Now, in this revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition, he includes new insights from his years of ministry and his own spiritual journey. 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. His fun and practical book offers the resources we need for growing, ongoing experiences in prayer.

©2008 Bill Hybels; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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  • Deanna
  • Fresno, CA USA
  • 12-25-09

Very practical advice and insight on prayer

I've been praying my whole life but always felt I just wasn't communing with God like I should. Bill Hybels does an excellent job breaking down many aspects of prayer like: Why we don't pray, How God is willing and able to hear and answer prayers, habits and how you can build them, how to pray more effectively, how to get answers to prayer... to name a few. Apparently learning for years that I should pray, repent, seek guidance... wasn't enough. I needed a user manual with detailed steps and I think I finally found one.

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  • Wanda
  • Mission Viejo, CA, USA
  • 05-08-09

I'm so... happy.. I've found this book.

All I can say is this: I love it, I love it! I've found a book that finally spoke to me and that I can use.

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  • Alysia
  • Brentwood, Maryland, United States
  • 04-11-11

Awesome Book!!!

I'd just ordered this book on Saturday, and I have already listened to it several times. This book is loaded with information that every Christian should know when it comes to having a healthy prayer life!

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Perfect Title for Today's Lifestyle

I love this book, and I am sure that I will listen to it again. There wasn't a moment that I struggled to finish it, but like the book stresses that we need to make quiet time for God, I did just that when I chose to listen to it.. the most memorable part for me is chapter 14 (leadings).
Additionally, the author and narrator did justice to the book, pitch perfect, tone perfect, I felt like we were sitting and having a conversation.
Thanks.

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  • Carter
  • Springfield, MA, US
  • 10-30-15

Great contemplative book

This book will cause you to contemplate your prayer life and motivate you to pray more.

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  • Maria
  • Upstate NY, United States
  • 02-15-12

TOO BUSY NOT TO PRAY

Where does Too Busy Not to Pray rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favorite audio books ever.

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This book will help you deepen your prayer life. It will help you get to know God more intimately.

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Great book!

Teaches you the way to properly prayer, how to reflect and approach prayer, and how experience the present risenness of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit through constant conversations (through prayer)! Amazing book, great narrator

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Amazing!

I absolutely loved this book. I needed to hear this. When God moves you to get a specific book, Listen.

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Life changing

Literally changed the way I interact with God. So powerful and inspiring to think about the power of prayer.

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I I needed to read this book!

I really need it this book and I'm so glad I read it. It did a lot to remind me that no matter how busy my day is, I need to keep God at the forefront of it I need to remember to carve out time of God on a daily basis in order to create and develop a personal intimate relationship with God. It reminded me to develop a relationship that shows that God knows me and I know God in a way that are few of my friends know me. It reminded me to make time to be with God as I would any other friend. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking deepen their relationship with God.

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  • Will1968
  • 03-28-17

Excellent - a good challenge and reminder

Felt quite challenged by a lot of this; principally that busyness is the archenemy of healthy spirituality and prayerfulness. I need to slow down, make space - for God and others. Many guys (myself included) get too busy and even find our significance in the wrong busyness rather than in the presence of God and in our relationship with God. Great book, well read. Highly recommended.

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  • M Plummer
  • 03-28-16

Short, honest and practical teaching

Very honest and practical teaching. Short enough to listen to during a busy season in life. Inspired to change my schedule to create the space for quieter reflection and listening to The Lord with some tools on how to make it a more fruitful, quality experience

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  • Kemi
  • 03-27-16

A must listen!

Loved it. listened almost in one go. found it useful and easy to follow.

Loved the narrator too.

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  • Robin's wife
  • 02-16-16

Should listened to by anyone wanting an adventure in prayer

Fabulous reminding me of things I read ages ago but loved the helpful insights if how to slow down and spiritual leadings

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  • Kevin
  • 12-24-12

A good argument for prayer

A thoughtful and well argued book. Backed by Biblical comment throughout. With Bill Hybels, you feel he is showing you as much about his failings as his experience and this makes it real for me.