A Passion for Prayer {Book Review}

BOOK TITLE: A Passion for Payer… Experiencing Intimacy with God
THEME: Christian Living/ Spiritual Growth/ Prayer
AUTHOR: Tom Elliff
ISBN: 978-971-789-248-1
PUBLISHER: CLC Publications
OVERALL RATING: 4.8/5
Of all the disciplines of the Christian Life, prayer is perhaps the most neglected. Yet Jesus’ brief earthly life was permeated with it. If our Lord made prayer such a priority in word and in deed, shouldn’t we?
Our spiritual life is so unhealthy without a prayer life, the way our physical being needs to be nourished, our spiritual being needs more. We ought to be always connected with the Lord – a deep, intimate and strong communion. Think of a computer without an internet connection or a wireless connection to access the net; it has no regular updates for its software and applications nor updated to current news, trends etc.
Be connected with GOD – PRAY! God is calling you to pray, He’s calling us to draw near to Him, as James 4:8 declares, draw near to God and He will draw near to you. So ask yourself; do I pray?  Do I pray enough? I pray; but do I have passion for prayer? God has given us prayer not primarily as a method for getting things or changing circumstances, but as a means of cooperating with Him.
A Passion for Prayer seeks to help you develop—or deepen you communion with God. Drawing on personal experience and the assurance of God’s word, Pastor Tom Elliff shares some of the principles, challenges and disciplines of prayer:
                         -The perils of prayerlessness
                                 -Persevering Prayer
                                 Prayer and Fasting
                                 Praying for the grace to forgive
                                 Intercessory Prayer
                                 Prayer in the times of temptation
With this book you will be encouraged, strengthened and rejuvenated in you prayer life. Ignite the passion within and leave the courts of mediocrity, never let Satan steal the fire & passion of your prayer. Increase your prayer confidence, consistency and effectiveness in every circumstance as you daily come before the throne of grace!
You are called to pray… pray more… pray with passion!
Have a very meaningful, blessed, fruitful and Jesus-centered week! 🙂
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“If My people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
-2 Chronicles 7:14
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Former missionary, past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, pastor for over fifty years and author of numerous books, Tom Elliff has led crusades and conferences around the world. He serves as senior vice president of the International Mission Board for the Southern Baptist Convention.
ABOUT THE CLC PUBLICATIONS
CLC Publications (formerly Christian Literature Crusade) is the English language publishing house for CLC Ministries International. Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, CLC has published books for the Deeper Christian Life for over 50 years. Our focus has been to publish books by trusted authors with a clear and timeless message. Some of our better known authors from the past include Watchman Nee, Corrie ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, Andrew Murray and Roy Hession. Today we are also publishing books by well known authors like Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt.
Many of our books are influenced by the message of the Keswick movement starting in 1875 in England and therefore some of our older authors have British origins or spoke on the Keswick stage at one time or another. While we do not limit our publishing to the theology of this movement, we are certainly excited to be able to convey the message of the Victorious Christian Life to a new generation.

As a part of CLC International, our books are sold and distributed in countries all over the world including but not limited to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, India, the West Indies, and the Philippines. We are committed to being a significant part of fulfilling CLC’s international purpose of making evangelical Christian literature available to all nations so that people may come to faith and maturity in our Lord Jesus Christ.


Disclosure: A review copy of this book is provided for review by CLCPhilippines
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