In the 35 years since The Workbook of Living Prayer was published, Maxie Dunnam has come to see “the primary dynamic of living prayer is abiding in Christ.”
In this new book, which is filled with rich scripture and intriguing stories from real life, Dunnam illustrates the biblical concept of abiding in Christ (John 15) and explains in practical terms how to experience this essential aspect of the authentic Christian life.
The workbook format consists of brief teaching segments, scripture, ideas for reflecting and recording, suggestions for taking what one learns in prayer time into the day, and guides for group sharing. By following Dunnam’s lead, readers do not simply read about prayer, they pray.
“The gracious invitation of Christ is ‘abide in me.’ . . . It is a stupendous possibility, and should be the mark of normal Christian living.”
“As unbelievable as it may appear on the surface, this is the heart of the Gospel: I am loved by God. My favorite way of stating it is there is a place in God’s heart that . . . only you can fill.”
“Christianity is Christ. He came not only to save us from our sins, but to be an indwelling presence to shape us into his likeness.”