There are very few books that I return to read again and again. “Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God” by Tim Keller is one of those books. I have garnished so much wisdom from this book that I have incorporated it into my “mentoring others” regimen. While some of the beginning chapters do come across a bit stale, in my opinion, they are worth pushing through for bits of wisdom sprinkled within.
Prayer is undoubtedly one of the hardest Christian disciplines to master. We are often taught “be sure to pray every day” but many of us are left scratching our heads about how to approach God in prayer, or often feel as though our prayers are lacking. Many feel guilt for treating God as a genie in a bottle in their prayers. Keller addresses these and many more issues, in this thorough teaching on prayer.
In this book, Tim Keller tackles the theology of prayer and the necessity of prayer. He explores the struggles of prayers and the practice of putting them into our daily lives. His dive into experience awe and intimacy with God left me encouraged and deeply changed.
I can not recommend this book enough for any believer.
“Prayer is awe, intimacy, struggle—yet the way to reality. There is nothing more important, or harder, or richer, or more life-altering. There is absolutely nothing so great as prayer.”
― Timothy Keller, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God