Beeke, Joel R. & La Belle, James
Private or secret prayer is the life-blood of the Christian. The great men and women of God down through the ages have testified to the effectiveness of this in their lives. Some like Martin Luther, have said that they could not survive a busy day without spending 2-3 hours alone with God. Drawing on the experiences of people like Luther, Spurgeon, Muller, Whitefield and Wesley, the author presses the case for a greater commitment to prayer. His advice may not only transform your life, it could be a catalyst towards a change in the world around you.
"I have read The Hidden Life of Prayer again and again since Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia first gave it to me when I visited there as a prospective student forty years ago. Every time I read this book, the Lord uses it to deepen my prayer life and encourage my faith. I strongly recommend it!" Wayne Grudem ~ Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
"We hardly get a glimpse today of the prayer life which this book gives evidence. Hardly surprising that it comes recommended by such men as Geoff Thomas, Wayne Grudem and John Piper. Read it slowly and let the author instruct you in prayer." The Evangelical Magazine ~ Published by Evangelical Movement of Wales
"It was in 1971 I first read this book I was shown a copy in Al Martin's home and he told me how he used it, which plan I took up enthusiastically and have used ever since. I have read it through aloud during a week of morning meetings with various assistants and with deacons before they have started work... Every time I read it I discover something fresh, convicting and helpful. The book does not make you afraid of prayer. It has a fragrance of Disruption times and the Awakening in the middle of the 19th century, in fact the author was born in that great year of 1859. He later married the daughter of Andrew Bonar and that warm piety and close walk with God characterizes this, McIntyre's best book." Geoff Thomas ~ Alfred Place Baptist Church (Independent), Aberystwyth, Wales