Posted by: irenesroth | May 11, 2011

Book Review for BookSneeze

In Constant Prayer
By Robert Benson

Robert Benson’s book is a wonderful exploration of the importance of prayer in our daily lives. We should do more than pray in church; Benson urges us to pray outside the church too. In fact, Benson believes that we need to develop some fixed times for prayer every day in order to nourish our spiritual lives.

Benson also urges us to reinvent the ancient practise of prayer. Prayer is rooted in the early church, and we have somehow lost the importance of prayer. Benson is very passionate about prayer. It has become his one true thing. When nothing goes right, he turns to prayer for comfort and peace. And he urges us to the same.

We watch television, play video games, tee off, but we won’t pray no matter what. We have just lost the art of prayer. We are called to prayer to help restore the ancient practise of prayer as a way to strengthen and sustain the church in our time. We must answer the ancient call to pray without ceasing. Benson urges us to live our lives between the daily and the divine.

After reading Benson’s book, readers will be encouraged to anchor their lives in prayer by strengthening their spiritual lives. Benson urges readers to move prayer into the dailyness of their lives. We have to move from talking about prayer to actually saying our prayers. And the ultimate secret to a life of prayer is actually showing up. So, let’s all show up for prayer. God is already there, ready to listen and to join us.

I received this book from Thomas Nelson’s through, book reviewers program. The views in this book review are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255.

Reviewed by Irene S. Roth


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