Walking With The Father: February 2018

February 1, 2018

Prayer for Beginners

By: Dr. Peter Kreeft

The best $5 I ever spent!

I found this book in the lobby of a church I was at. They were asking $5 for it and I thought to myself, “I’m not a beginner in prayer – could this book be of any use to me? Meh! It’s only 5-bucks I’ll check it out.” Well, after reading this book and having my socks blown off every time I read a page, it’s worth its weight in GOLD! This book would be a bargain at $50 in my opinion. And it is certainly not only for beginners. I could read this book ten times over my lifetime and still learn something every time. It’s not too often you find a book this good that is short, compact, and not expensive. It’s easy to read and something that you could easily read with a friend or two and talk about it together.

Dr. Kreeft is a giant in the faith – having written over 25 books, and a well-respected philosophy professor. People pay big money to listen to him speak at conferences. This book is well put together and shares his thoughts on prayer that any reader, of any age, or any level of faith could appreciate. Dr. Ralph Martin has a quote on the cover of this book which calls it, “The best short introduction to prayer I have ever read. Read it and pray.” I could not agree more. The first time I mentioned this book at the parish they sold out their case of books that morning! Everyone who has read this book at my recommendation has loved it just as much as I have.

My copy of this book glows in the dark because of all the highlighting I’ve done! Why not pick your copy up and read it yourself? I hope that afterwards, your heart will “glow” with joy at your growing relationship with God and renewed prayer life.

*Amazon sells the original book for $15 – and has a different cover. But if you want it for $5 with a blue cover, go to this Catholic website to get your copy!