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No Holds Barred: Wrestling with God in Prayerby Mark D. Roberts
Synopses & Reviews
God wants your whole heart. So let him have it.
Does your relationship with God feel stale and predictable? Do you struggle to find the time and energy for prayer? Then perhaps you’re being too polite with God.
If your prayers lack passion and honesty, then God may be as bored as you are. Guarded and “religiously correct” prayers might sound nice, but to God they sound half-hearted. He wants you to pray with freedom, boldness, and raw honesty.
The prayers we find in the Psalms run the gamut from awed worship to stunned silence to doubt, desperation, and rage. David and others like him had no time for safe, sanitized prayers. They wrestled with God when they prayed–with no holds barred.
Starting today, you can enjoy an energizing intimacy with God. No Holds Barred will help you plunge deeper into different types of prayer–asking, thanking, praising, and confessing. It also will lead you into new forms of praying–prayers of desperation and doubt, prayers that question God’s apparent slowness, prayers that demand answers.
These are the prayers that hold your attention–and that capture God’s attention. Don’t wait any longer to begin a rich new conversation with God.
Mark D. Roberts is senior pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Irvine, California, and an adjunct professor of New Testament at Fuller Seminary. He earned degrees in philosophy and religion at Harvard University, where he also received a Ph.D. in New Testament. He is the
Helps readers find a new passion and honesty in their relationship with God by modeling their prayer life on the prayers of the Psalms and delving deeper into familiar types of prayer, such as asking, praising, and confessions, and by exploring new forms of praying. Original.
Praise for No Holds Barred
This inspiring book is an invitation to bold, honest, and passionate communication with God. Mark Roberts points us to a biblical view of prayer, full of reality and reverence. Mark rem
Table of Contents
Hey, God-get up! : prayer of asking — Praying like elephants : prayer of remembering — The quiet after the storm : prayer of silence — A standing ovation for God : prayer of physical expression — Groaning in the night : prayer of desperation and doubt — Speaking the unspeakable : prayer of vengeance — Savoring life : prayer of thanksgiving — Flooding God : prayer of praise — The dreaded encounter : prayer of confession — Facedown before the king : prayer of worship.
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