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I have been a stay at home mom since Oct 31st 2006. My children started school in 2008, so I decided it was time for me to go back, too. I have been a full time student for over two years now, and it seems like I am learning about more than just my schoolwork.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

In Constant Prayer

I got my new book from booksneeze.com on Christmas Eve. Needless to say, it has taken me a while to read this one. But it was worth it.

In Constant Prayer is a look at the daily offices, or the practice of praying at set times during the day. Robert Benson's style of writing is refreshing and down to earth. His humor, while self-depreciating, is enough to make anyone laugh. His openness and honesty opens the reader to a unique perspective of prayer.

Along with a history of the Christian daily prayer, he offers a very convincing argument about the need for us 'modern' day Christians to carry on the traditions of our forefathers. Benson saves the best for last, throwing a bomb into the last chapter that makes the reader take a second glance, at the book, at themselves, and at the prayers.

At the back of the book are a few great resources. Benson gives us an example of a morning prayer, as well as a list of additional books and other readings that the audience may be interested in. The study guide included makes the book that much more personal, allowing the reader to gain insight into their own personal prayer life. Finally, a glossary offers assistance for some of the harder words that the audience may need help with.

Overall, I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars, lol. I will definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to expand their prayer life.

1 comment:

robert benson and ben stroup said...

Please forgive me for my being so slow to thank you for reading IN CONSTANT PRAYER in the first place, for saying such kind things about what you read, and for sharing it with your friends. I am honored by the first, humbled by the second, and grateful for the last.

Be in touch.

Namaste —

Robert Benson