As we begin 2015, it is a good time to take a spiritual inventory and assess how we are doing in our walk with the Lord. Of utmost importance is our need to know the Lord and increase in our understanding of and love for Him. To that end, D. A. Carson’s book A Call to Spiritual Reformation serves to draw us back to the priority of prayer as the means to gain a greater knowledge of God. In it, he investigates the Epistles to see what lessons Paul taught in his “school of prayer” and urges us to pattern our prayers after Paul’s. In working through seven of Paul’s prayers, he provides crucial insights, both biblical and practical, on how to resist the apathy that so often infects our prayer life and to maintain a vibrant prayer life that is essential to a close relationship with the Lord. If you are experiencing a season of prayerlessness or simply need a refresher to improve your praying, this is a great read and a great way to start 2015. How is your prayer life?
Review submitted by Pastor Todd Dykstra