I’m the most biased person on the planet to share this, but I think When Prayer Is a Struggle: A Practical Guide for Overcoming Obstacles in Prayer is great for small groups. Here are three reasons:
1. The idea for the book was born in a small group.
Yes, this may not be practically important. But it could be destiny? 🙂
2. I designed it for small groups.
The book has accessible-length chapters, neatly organized with headings and numbered lists, and discussion questions at the end. (Preview the first chapter.) This book will provide fodder for edifying conversations since we all struggle to pray in one way or another. We can all relate to stress, busyness, lack of focus, not knowing what to say, and forgetting why prayer matters in first place. And unlike many other books on prayer, the practical guidance will give your small group tools they can implement right away.
3. The approach is for heads, hearts, and hands.
I don’t just share intellectual truth, I challenge you to examine your heart, and give practical help for making the rubber meet the road.
What people are saying
Tim Challies: “A very relevant and very applicable guide to prayer… we would at times all benefit from this book… I believe that through this book, God will… help you fight through your struggles and learn to enjoy prayer as one of his most precious gifts.”
Little By Little Blog: “Since I’ve read the book [as part of an online small group] and started praying more regularly, I am noticing changes in my life and the power and presence of God… if you have any doubts in your walk with God or prayer journey, then I highly recommend you read this book!”
Pastor and Author Benjamin Vrbicek: “This would be a great book for pastors to read as they think about their own prayer life, the life of prayer in their worship services, and the discipleship meetings they have. It might also be a great book for small groups.”