Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home


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BY RICHARD FOSTER. There are hundreds of books on prayer, and much of the advice they contain is likely to be the same. So what distinguishes these books? Call it a kind of wisdom, a sense that here’s someone who knows something of God’s heart. Richard Foster explores various aspects of prayer, which he defines in one place as “the human response to the perpetual outpouring of love by which God lays siege to every soul.” Beginning with the simplest forms of prayer—what he calls “ordinary people bringing … ordinary concerns to a loving and compassionate Father”—he then explores the deeper places where prayer becomes not simply petition but a way of life.