Friday, February 16, 2018

The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down by R Albert Mohler Jr

This little book is a spiritual gold mine. I have read more books on The Lord's Prayer than I can count yet I was inspired and informed by this one.

Mohler takes about the first third of the book to explain in depth why we need this example of prayer. It shows the kind of prayer God desires. It corrects our natural errors and bad habits in prayer. The rest of the book is a very good commentary on the prayer, phrase by phrase.

As Mohler writes, “...each petition is a theology lesson in itself.” (Loc 1429/1534) He has done an excellent job of explaining the theology to us as well as the impact on our daily Christian life. He shows how our prayers reveal our personal theology. They show what we think of God and ourselves and how we think God relates to us. Our prayers reveal our priorities and our assumptions.

We know we are to be a praying people. Mohler writes, “There is no true intimacy with God without prayer.” (Loc 409/1534) But we need instruction on how to do it. Mohler informs us what each phrase reveals and what it means to us in our daily life. I highly recommend this book to any Christian who wants to understand the value of prayer and become one who prays better.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

R. Albert Mohler Jr. is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology. He can be heard on his daily podcast, The Briefing, where he analyzes news and events from a Christian worldview. He also writes popular commentary at He and his family live in Louisville, Kentucky.

Thomas Nelson, 224 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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