by Timothy Keller
The “Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God” is a wonderful book that provides a contextually rich guide and companion to prayer. Timothy Keller is the author of this self-help book. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with his wife, Kathy and three sons. Prayer is a book that was birthed out of Keller’s realization of his own shortcomings in prayer.
This book is divided into five parts and each part comprising two to five chapters. First, the part is “Desiring Prayer”, in which Keller answers the question about prayer and digs into its necessity. Part two is “Understanding Prayer”, it describes the many differing views of prayer from many vantage points, such as world religions, the non-religious and different Christian traditions. Part three is “Learning Prayer”, it interacts with great Theologians from church history and also sharing their methods in prayer. Part four is “Deeping Prayer”, it dives deeper into mediation and the experiential aspect of prayer interacting with theologians. Part five is “Doing Prayer”, it practically teaches you that the role of the gospel in prayer and your ability to ask for help in prayer. This helpful engages all the reader from start to end of the page. All in all, Prayer is a wonderful self-help book.