If you've ever felt like you're the only person who's thought that prayer is a bit strange, then this is the book for you.
It can feel wrong to admit that having a conversation with someone we can't see can feel rather unusual. Prayer is one of those disciplines that we all know we should be doing more regularly and perhaps enjoying more than we are, but the reality is that it can be something even mature Christians find a struggle. Prayer doesn't come naturally to most of us which can leave us feeling guilty, stuck in a rut, or far away from God.
Julian Hardyman tackles head-on those questions we all have about prayer, but feel we can't ask. He gives us permission to be honest about how our prayer lives are going and he provides fresh, practical ideas to help us to enjoy talking to our heavenly Father.
What others are saying about Fresh Pathways in Prayer:
"This short book will be a tonic to new and mature Christians alike — anyone who feels their prayer life needs some encouragement and energy. This is a great little book, simultaneously practical and profound. Drawing on biblical patterns of prayer along with a careful selection of Christian spirituality across the centuries, Julian Hardyman offers a dozen or so simple things that you can do as you pray. But, if done in the context of faith, they will lead you into a deeper, richer relationship with God. There is something here to freshen up the prayer life of every believer. I'm looking forward to re-reading it and putting it into practice." — Tim Chester, Pastor of Grace Church Boroughbridge and faculty member of Crosslands Training
"Julian Hardyman shows a deep understanding of the human heart and an abundance of real-life wisdom that can only have come from a veteran pastor whose own prayer life is genuine, honest, and deep, but not without struggles of his own. I found much fresh insight in his remarkably practical, helpful, biblically-anchored book. Highly recommended!" — Wayne Grudem, Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies Phoenix Seminary, Arizona
"For any Christian who longs to deepen their relationship and experience of God, yet who, at times, struggles to pray, this book will be of unequalled benefit. In his characteristically honest style, Julian walks us through the difficult paths of prayer we invariably tread and then offers wonderfully insightful biblical and practical ideas to help us find Fresh Pathways in Prayer. I am convinced this little book far outweighs its size in honesty and wisdom and will change the prayer life of every one of its readers." — Val Archer, Pastor's wife, speaker, and member at Chessington Evangelical Church and The Globe Church, London
"Fresh Pathways in Prayer stands out for its wise blend of personal honesty with biblical truth. It makes prayer, which can seem an unattainable ideal, into a practical resource. If you want to pray but feel defeated before you even begin, Julian Hardyman's faithful guidance here can help you." — Ray Ortlund, Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee
- Addressing common struggles and questions that hinder personal prayer
- Biblical, practical ideas to equip and revitalise
- Each chapter with reflection questions and prayer
- Fresh Pathways in Prayer