Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Author John Snyder’s book is designed to help the Christian reader commit to a structured journey of prayer. The season is to last 100 days and the goal is to move beyond self-reliance and into a deeper, trusting relationship with God. Day by day, page by page Dr Snyder provides a scripture based program that isn’t “… overly involved or impossible to sustain – only a few minutes of prayer every day. It’s striving more for consistency than length of time in prayer.” There is room for journaling.
“For everyone who asks; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be open” (Matt. 7:7-8). Apparently, this sustained, stubborn, never-give-up spirit of prayer is not so much to persuade God to give us what we want but, rather, to transform us in the process.” The theme of the book is to show the Christian how to make prayer a daily part of life, how to regularly share thoughts and desires, yet always ending with “Your will be done.”
Dr. John Snyder is a pastor, author, and conference speaker. He has taught New Testament Studies at New College Berkeley, California, and has pastured and planted churches in California, New York, and Switzerland. He received his Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Theology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is the founder of community321.com, an online faith community discussing God, church, religion, and everything in between. Currently, John is organizing church planting in Europe with his wife, Shirin, and two daughters, Sarah and Stephanie.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
This is an important book, one that I highly recommend to parents, grandparents, family members, and teachers and to those of us in the community who care about what we are teaching our young men. Selections are taken from literature and history; men at work and at play; men whom the author admires … imperfect men who nonetheless have lived admirable lives.
Keep this book handy, read it often, and share the words within whenever possible. The Book of Man goes on my list of the top ten books I have read recently. Thank you Mr. Bennett.
Note: A copy of this book was provided to me for review, the thoughts contained here are my own.