Finding God in the Verbs

Authors Isbell and Bill put together an excellent self-help book on prayer. The nine chapters are:

  1. A New Way to Pray
  2. What Lies Beneath the Words
  3. God in Action: Finding Our Verbs
  4. Images of an Active-Tense God: Nouns That Fit the Verbs
  5. Hope, Beauty and Depth: Adjectives and Adverbs
  6. Unpacking Meaning: Shared Language and Authentic Prayer
  7. Jesus, the Word of God, and Our Words
  8. Beyond Words: Other Ways of Communicaing–Or Not
  9. Gospel Means Good News: And News Is New, by Definition

The first step is to write the keywords we already use in prayer. Then we consider our choice of verbs and what that means within each type of prayer.

This is not a book of right answers, rather it is a guide to walk through the art of becoming better at communicating with God. Perhaps the most difficult lesson is learning to be quiet while listening for God’s Word.

Mike Lawrence

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s