If Christian faith is really a relationship, then you and God need better ways to spend time together.
Unique people can’t all connect with the same approach to prayer. Weed a range of ways to grow closer to God.
We need ways of prayer that fit.
Our personalities are different: Some of us are talkative and some of us are quiet. We need ways to pray that allow us to be who we are.
Our circumstances are different: Some of us are in peaceful times. Some of us have been slammed with tragedy. We need ways to pray that account for what we are facing.
Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History’s Best Teachers (InterVarsity Press, 2012) explores ten classic ways that Christians practice the life of prayer.
Each one is deeply rooted in a major branch of Christianity.
Each one is very different from all the others.
Each one has shaped the lives of millions of disciples.
One of them is a fit for you.
January 27, 2013, Hearts & Minds Books’ “Booknotes” blog names Kneeling with Giants its 2012
‘Best Book of the Year on Spirituality,’ saying ‘This book is nearly a masterpiece.’
April 30, 2013, Christian Resources Together, an alliance of Christian retailers and suppliers in the United Kingdom, named Kneeling with Giants its
2013, the blog “Spirituality and Practice” reviews Kneeling with Giants and names it one of the 50
Across Denominations and Traditions
May 2012, interview on Kneeling with Giants in Christianity Today.
May 21, 2012, interview on the blog of Chris Maxwell, Campus Pastor and Spiritual Life Director at the Pentecostal Emmanuel College in Georgia.
December 10, 2012, in a Presbyterian Outlook review of Kneeling with Giants Richard Ray says
September 2012, The Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, features Kneeling with Giants in its
October 21, 2012, interview on “Unsettled Christianity,” the blog United Methodist scholar and blogger Joel L. Watts.
June 12, 2013, Australian Anglican priest Mark Beresford reviews Kneeling with Giants on his blog “Barefoot Follower”, saying
And in the Blogosphere
December 2, 2012, New Zealand blogger Claudia McFie (“Adulcia: Beneath the Surface”) lists Kneeling with Giants as #8 on her “Top 20 Christian Books” (after the Bible, six titles by C.S. Lewis, and Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline!). Also on her “Adulcia: Beneath the Surface,” she reviewed the book on December 12 saying
as a lay-person I found it approachable and easy to read. … I’d love to be able to work through this with a small group or a prayer partner.
(She eventually did. See what happened when I met with them via Skype!)
February 11, 2013, interview on the blog “Author Cynthia Herron.”
May 24, 2013, interview on Lisa Van Engen’s blog, “About Proximity.”
August 9, 2013, Hearts & Minds Books “Booknotes” blog in a review of resources on spiritual formation calls Kneeling with Giants an
Kneeling with Giants
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