Book Description Be encouraged in all your conversations with God.
Now Guideposts Editor Rick Hamlin shares his personal prayer journey and the life-changing insights he has gained that will make your prayer-life even more gratifying, in his NEW book, 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without
Gain a deeper understanding of the privilege and power of prayer with 10 fascinating chapters.
In his new book, 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without , Rick Hamlin celebrates the idea that prayer isn’t something you “have to do,” but rather is something you “get to do." Prayers is a gift that we can use on our own, anytime and anyplace. And yet we can deepen and enrich our personal prayer life by listening to the life-changing and heartwarming experiences of others, and finding out what Scripture has to tell us about the divine connection with our Heavenly Father.
Join Rick on a journey through ten ways of praying that will help expand how you think about prayer and draw you closer to God. You’ll find new joy in letting go of the things that trouble you, and you’ll rest peacefully knowing that God hears you and cares deeply about your every need. Not only is this engaging book a pleasure to read, it offers comfort, wisdom and practical insights about how God hears us, loves us, and works in our lives to bring us closer to Him.
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About the Author
Most commonly known by millions as an editor of Guideposts magazine, Rick’s books include Reading Between the Lines, his memoir Finding God on the A Train , and several novels. A contributor to Daily Guideposts since 1985 and an active blogger on prayer at Guideposts.org, Rick currently lives in New York City with his wife, Carol.
“Rick Hamlin cuts through the fog that too often obscures the topic of prayer and gives practical help on how to make it natural, conversational, and meaningful. A definite contribution to the field.” — Philip Yancey, author of Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
“Read this book! Rick Hamlin, with openness and honesty, breathes fresh air into the subject of prayer. Brilliantly written, 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without is filled with poignant stories that are sure to bring us all to a deeper understanding of what it means to communicate with our heavenly Father. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 NYT best-selling author
“Funny. Healing. Thoroughly attention-grabbing. Peek into the Rick Hamlin’s transparent prayer life and the prayers of many others such as Corrie Ten Boom, Catherine Marshall, and Mother Teresa.” - Marion Bond-West, author of Praying for My Life
I love this book! I pray that you will read it and experience the power of prayer in your life. - Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus and The Seed
Rick Hamlin is a praying man, for whom praying is as natural as breathing. In the years I’ve known him I’ve often asked myself how he does it. Now I’ve got an answer. Rick’s amazing book, 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without, is full of bold insight and practical wisdom about the practice that is the very breath of our spiritual lives. The fact is, the more I learn about Rick the more I learn about prayer.- Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief of Guideposts and author of The Promise of Hope
“If you find yourself struggling with prayer, as many people do, Rick Hamlin’s 10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without is here to liberate you. Through anecdotes from Guideposts readers and the wisdom he has acquired from a lifetime of praying, Hamlin shows how prayer can become an effortless conversation with God. And he does so in a humorous, inspiring, and poignant way. Highly recommended!” —Marcia Ford, author of The Indispensable Guide to Practically Everything: Prayer
Here are ten words to describe Ten Prayers You Can’t Live Without: Charming. Inspiring. Liberating. Delightful. Engrossing. Moving. Wise. Healing. Thoughtful. Beautiful. - Bob Hostetler, author of Jordon River Anthology
Prayer has long been, for me, more a source of worry than of comfort or strength. I don’t pray as often as I’d like or as meaningfully. With insights and instruction woven almost invisibly through his little compendium of prayer stories, Hamlin not only transformed my prayer habits but banished my insecurities about prayer. “To try to pray is to pray,” he reassures in the very first sentence. By the end of his book, under his gentle tutelage, I was trying all the time. - Patty Kirk, author of The Gospel of Christmas and A Field Guide to God
Whether you're a newcomer to prayer or a lifelong prayer warrior encountering an occasional dry spell, 10 Prayers You Can't Live Without is a book you can't live without. From his own daily appointment with God on the subway to the experiences of people he knows—both famous and unknown—Rick Hamlin has distilled guidelines to make every prayer a true "conversation with God."- Elizabeth Sherrill, author of All the Way to Heaven