This book is about making room: God making room for us. Us making room for God. And through this relationship we end up becoming people who knew firsthand what it means to walk with God.
This Is How We Pray offers a fresh invitation to examine how we pray. Theology and doctrine can feel overwhelming. And specific devotional practices can feel too limiting. Instead, this book offers a unique and needed perspective on prayer, inviting you into a more intimate friendship with God.
Through personal anecdotes, biblical stories, ancient wisdom, and modern insights from spiritual writers, philosophers, and even cooking documentaries, Adam Dressler walks through the realities we face in the midst of our everyday lives, and then shows how they can direct us towards a deeper friendship with God through our prayers.
God promises to meet with us. This Is How We Pray points to this timeless truth and reminds us that we can experience this promise right where we are.
About the Author
Adam Dressler is the Lead Pastor of Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee. Grace was recently named one of "The 100 Fastest Growing Churches in America" by Outreach Magazine. Adam earned his Bachelor's Degree in Theology and Philosophy from Oral Roberts University. Following ORU, he graduated from Harvard Divinity School with an M.T.S. in Christianity and Culture. He and his wife Ashley live in Clarksville, where they are raising their four young children.
"This Is How We Pray is a beautifully written reminder of how prayer is first and foremost about friendship with God. Dressler doesn't try to prescribe certain prayers, or dive deep into the theology of prayer, instead he shares how prayer can become a vital and important part of our lives, every single day. Go read this book!"—Mark Batterson, New York Times best selling author of The Circle Maker, Lead Pastor of National Community Church
"Adam goes under the spiritual hood straight to the engine and examines our connection to the true source of strength. The human heart's engagement with God is the most resisted because it has the most potential. This book on prayer aims at nothing less than paradise regained."—Jared Anderson, singer/songwriter/worship leader
"Adam takes a mysterious and essential subject of the Christian faith, and makes it easy to apply in an honest and practical way. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to deepen & strengthen their prayer life."—Matt McCoy, founder of LoopCommunity.com
"Prayer is this strange thing that few of us feel we know how to do, yet we all end up doing it anyway. We treat it like algebra, but it's more like breathing. Adam Dressler knows this truth in his bones, and he opens that truth into a million other truths in this wise but easygoing collection of reflections. Dressler won't teach you to pray, exactly, but he will help you see how you're already praying -- and how you're actually made for it, and have been all along."—Patton Dodd, co-author of The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice
"Like an experienced trail guide, Dressler meets us where we are and leads us on the journey of prayer with a disarming style and piercing wisdom. He clears through the brush of formulas and rules, keeps us on well-worn paths of intimacy with God, and lifts our eyes to the breathtaking beauty of a deep life with God."—Glenn Packiam, author of Discover the Mystery and the forthcoming Blessed Broken Given