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Catherine Marshall shares her personal discoveries about how surprisingly down-to-earth God wants our prayers to be. To bring us closer to Jesus, she offers a practical, intimate prayer at the end of each chapter of insight and experience....

Title : Adventures in Prayer
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ISBN : 9780345347558
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Adventures in Prayer Reviews

  • Crystal
    2019-06-18 00:03

    This is one of the best little books I've ever read. Catherine Marshall writes from a lifetime of experience of prayer and a relationship with God. Her little chapters on different "types" of prayer are peppered with anecdotes from her own and others lives, and her faith, while in some places expressed in a dated manner, is still deep and relevant. a great read for anyone seeking to deepen their walk with God and see His Will in their lives.

  • Lillian
    2019-06-21 19:11

    4.5 starsBeautifully illustrated and equally beautifully written.

  • Kayle
    2019-06-26 00:31

    Some years ago I found this book for maybe a dime at a thrift store. It was the 70s edition and it was really beat up, but the title and the picture of a woman standing in a clearing, a cloudy sky above, but light shining through, just really caught my attention. The back of the book starts out, "He answers simple prayers!"I can't remember a whole lot about what it said, though I still have it and remember it fondly. It was a bad time for me and just the tone of the book helped some. Beyond that, I remember the most basic and important idea was that, even though there were prayers in this book, they were *examples*. Your prayer is personal and between you and God.Not long after reading this, I was given another book on prayer by someone who, while wanting to help, didn't understand what prayer was about. The book they gave me was shiny and new, but was more about reciting the prayers it gave you. That's not personal and that's not how you talk to God - I never got far into that book because it *really* bothered me.Back to *this* book... Even before reading it I had learned years ago, from someone I respected, that he believed some of the people closest to God prayed in a way most people seem to have forgotten - just talk to Him. A farmer out in a field just talks to Him, maybe of problems, maybe thanking Him for something, maybe just to talk for talk's sake.I don't believe this book goes quite that far, if I remember right, but I'm giving it four stars because of my fondness for it and because it helps people learn and be confident in their *own* prayers instead of reciting others' prayers. That's a road worth traveling.

  • Janae
    2019-06-26 01:27

    Wow. This really changed my perception on prayer. Prayer has always been something that I've struggled with, like what's the point of praying if God knows every crevice and shadow in my heart? and how can I make prayer a conversation instead of feeling like I'm shouting at the wall? I loved how Marshall broke prayer down into these smaller, more manageable pieces and then delved into each one. And I also loved how she put a sample, fill-in-the-blanks prayer at the end of each chapter, and how she put in real examples in the text of the chapters of how each prayer has power and can be used. I took pages and pages of notes, and I think I need a day or two of heavy mental processing before I read it again.... Highly recommend, especially for anyone struggling with prayer. Thanks mom for putting this in my hands! :)

  • Shannon McDermott
    2019-06-19 03:09

    A good book. I feel that there are harder, deeper truths about prayer than the author reaches, but for those wishing to explore prayer, this will be a helpful book.

  • Paula
    2019-06-15 02:06

    Excellent, encouraging little book. I love Catherine Marshall's work.

  • Michael
    2019-06-12 00:11

    Good practical book on prayer.

  • Lyndon
    2019-06-09 20:32

    Some inspiring and even challenging devotional thoughts on eight different types, or aspects, of prayer. The cover art for this edition is terribly dated, but the text is both contemporary and often profound. The publisher had Catherine Marshall, wife of Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, pull together six reflections she'd written for Guideposts in the early 1970s; she expanded them and added two more chapters to form this short book on prayer. Some good insights and still applicable despite Marshall's time-bound stories and illustrations.

  • Heather
    2019-06-25 02:05

    I bought a copy of this little book off of Amazon after reading about it in Guideposts magazine.As a person of halting, reluctant faith at times, I found the descriptions of the different kinds of prayer insightful. Even Mrs. Marshall admits that there have been times for her when she prayed with barely any faith at all, yet she still experienced answered prayers (or at least surrender to whatever would happen).I like the emphasis on praying for even small things while acknowledging that God is not some kind of slot machine into which we can put prayers and expect extreme prosperity to come out. It's about trust that God is there for us in both big and small things, and that he loves us regardless of whether or not our prayers are answered, although we may never know why some are answered and some are not.What I didn't like about this book as much was the story about the friend who was depressed because her husband was leaving her for another woman, and came to Mrs. Marshall to talk and pray with her. The friend realized (without Mrs. Marshall saying anything) that she didn't love herself and wasn't taking care of herself (or her house(?!)), so if she just acknowledged God's love for her, her marriage could be healed. I can see a person having issues with a spouse who is constantly and vocally insecure, but it does not excuse cheating on that person. It is not the insecure person's fault that the other partner couldn't keep his or her pants on. This book was originally written in the 70s. Hopefully this hideous victim-blaming (and more specifically, woman-blaming) attitude has changed at least some in the contemporary church. I'm glad that as an often-insecure Christian, I'm married to a man who loves me for more than my confidence level or my ability to dress up and keep a clean house. The house is pretty clean, but who knows... one potato chip on the floor and he could be off with another woman (or a man... this is 2016, after all). (/sarcasm)Mrs. Marshall also referenced a story about Dr. Livingstone on mission in Africa. His prayers and experiences with God gave him the courage not to act aggressive or frightened with some native tribesmen. The way this was described reminded me of a form of nonviolent resistance, which is cool, but I cringed at the dated description of African natives as "savages." Because in this world, there are only Christians, and "savages" that are not Christian yet. Bleh.

  • Adam Gellert
    2019-06-09 01:25

    My mom gave me her copy of this classic, and I can't believe it took me this long to discover it! This is a great, easy read with practical prayers for the most common issues we face - waiting, relinquishment, helplessness, and more. And Catherine Marshall provides stories and examples for when these prayers impacted herself or others. A key prayer book to pick up and keep on your shelf!

  • Lance Towers
    2019-06-09 20:26

    A short book on prayer with a handful of helpful insights. My favorite is a quote from Arthur Gossip, which says, "These are surely the most hopeful words in scripture, 'Apart from Me you can do nothing.'"

  • Annie
    2019-05-28 00:04

    short but insightful all in all it was good.

  • Katie W
    2019-06-27 01:10

    A really amazing book :)

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  • y
    2019-06-22 20:08

    Tiny book filled with stories of answered prayers!

  • Raleighhunter
    2019-06-01 03:16

    Most interesting. Very good outline of prayer life.

  • Vanda
    2019-06-02 22:24

    a very simple and practical guide to prayers. It is true that prayers should be down to earth.

  • Marianne Ogden
    2019-06-23 00:04

    This is a simple read but has had great influence on how I pray.

  • Lisa Powers
    2019-06-08 20:27

    Simplistic and truthful. Lots of wisdom to mine from these pages.

  • Joanna
    2019-05-28 21:26

    I really liked the chapter on the "waiting prayer".

  • Shiloh
    2019-06-17 21:13

  • Tanya
    2019-06-27 01:08

    Wonderful book on types of prayer - one to read over and over. A gem.

  • Michael Walker
    2019-06-05 01:25

    An underrated book - classic!

  • Sarah Messenger
    2019-06-03 23:25

    In the reading of this book, prayer took on new dimensions for me. It is not really a "how to" book, but rather a "things you never thought of" book. It is a deep well and mature seekers will be able to draw up rich, cool waters of spiritual insight. Each chapter ends with a topical prayer which, surprisingly, offers a continuance or rather a fresh perspective of its chapter's chosen topic. I felt as if my eyes kept popping open, after which I would have to lean back, shut up the book and ruminate. Certain pages have been ripped out (!) and pasted into my prayer closet. Catherine Marshall has an air of maturity and quiet strength. After sitting under her wing, so to speak, I feel as if I have acquired, in rudimentary form, perhaps, a morsel of that character; which is to say, the character of Christ.The title is befitting.

  • Daomi Strickland
    2019-06-21 02:18

    A dear friend gave me this book for the first birthday I had after committing my life to Christ. It was very helpful.

  • Rodney A.
    2019-06-17 23:19

    Having worked in prayer for the past twenty years I have read hundreds of books on prayer. When I returned to Adventures in Prayer in was a time of refreshing. Read to discover new insight and be encouraged with old truths.

  • Hope
    2019-06-26 20:19

    Simple yet profound. It will encourage you to keep praying.