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A Year of Living Prayerfully : How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life
by Jared Brock


Overview - Is Anyone Listening? Do My Prayers Really Change Anything?

While filming a documentary about sex trafficking, Jared and Michelle Brock felt a deep need for prayer in their personal lives. In an effort to learn more about prayer, the couple traveled the globe, exploring the great Judeo-Christian prayer traditions: in mountains and monasteries, in Christian communities and cathedrals, standing up and lying down, every hour and around the clock.
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Overview
Is Anyone Listening? Do My Prayers Really Change Anything?

While filming a documentary about sex trafficking, Jared and Michelle Brock felt a deep need for prayer in their personal lives. In an effort to learn more about prayer, the couple traveled the globe, exploring the great Judeo-Christian prayer traditions: in mountains and monasteries, in Christian communities and cathedrals, standing up and lying down, every hour and around the clock.

Follow Jared on a 37,000-mile trip around the world as he . . .
  • Dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
  • Discovers the 330-year-old home of Brother Lawrence
  • Plants prayer bombs in North Korea
  • Burns his clothes at the end of the world
  • Attends the world's largest church
  • Attempts fire walking (with only minor burns)
Although up to 90% of us pray, very few of us feel like we've mastered prayer. A Year of Living Prayerfully is a fascinating, humorous, globe-trotting exploration of prayer that will help you grow your own prayer life. Jared's witty reflections on his fast-paced journey will both entertain and inspire you to think about your own prayer journey.

Join Jared on a rollicking modern-day prayer pilgrimage . . . you'll never pray the same again.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781414392134
  • ISBN-10: 1414392133
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Religion > Christian Life - Prayer
Books > Travel > Essays & Travelogues
Books > Travel > Special Interest - Religious

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-02-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

With humor, an energetic spirit of inquiry, and bold belief that he can go anywhere and meet anyone in his quest to deepen his prayer life, filmmaker and debut author Brock takes readers on a world tour, getting prayer advice from Pope Francis, storming the gates at Billy Graham’s mountain hideaway, and sitting down for a chat with folks at Westboro Baptist Church. Along the way, he learns something of “the practice of the presence of God” (the definition of prayer according to 17th-century monk Brother Lawrence), trust, reverence, evangelism, and the need for silence. This book is not one that explores the prayer traditions of communities across the world empathetically, but a story of a broad—though not deep—pilgrimage of a young man finding his way. Ostensibly writing an ecumenical and interfaith journey, Brock can push the line with his humor, at times coming off as uncharitable, disrespectful, and culturally insensitive. Readers will certainly discover something new about prayer, though not all will be amused. (Mar.)

 
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