Thursday, February 11, 2016

Book Review of What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God by Shane Stanford




What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God
by Shane Stanford
ISBN 9781426774256
Abingdon Press
Reviewed by Clint Walker

This book is designed as both a short, inspirational read and a five-week study that could be used any time, but would be especially meaningful during the season of Lent.

Stanford here focuses his attention on how Jesus prays for us as his disciples. Through doing this, he shows us both the heart of Jesus, as well as the vision of Christ for his disciples individually and as a Christian community.

I thought What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us was intelligent, readable, and thought-provoking. It certainly helps to clarify what the call of Jesus is on believer's lives.

Having said that, I would like to see a broader engagement with this topic that does more than speak to the prayers of Jesus for believers, but also takes on the prayers of Jesus in a broader sense. Passages such as "if this cup can be taken from me" for instance.


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