Is getting what you want the point of prayer? Skye Jethani answers that question in his newest book, What if Jesus Was Serious About Prayer?
What If Jesus Was Serious About Prayer? is divided in to six parts:
1. What Pray is(and isn't)
2. Keep it Simple (and Unceasing)
3. It's Off to Work (with God) We Go
4. Learning to Pray (Like Jesus)
5. The Truth (& Nothing But the Truth So Help me God
6. Prayer Changes (How You See) the World
One of the neat things about this book is that the author has doodles throughout the book that help the visual learner (which is me) better understand the wisdom and teaching that he is trying to impart. Each of the six parts of this book is further divided into smaller teachings that include the visual doodle, a reading and Scripture along with blank space to write your thoughts. What If Jesus Was Serious About Prayer? is subtitled "A visual guide to the spiritual practice most of us get wrong." It is different than any other prayer book that I have read. I found some things interesting and also liked the way that Jethani teaches. He is both humble, informative and quite interesting. I like this book as it gives me a lot to think about.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions within this review are my own.