Daring to Draw Near: People in Prayer, By John White

Daring to Draw Near

People in Prayer

IVP Classics

by John White

Daring to Draw Near
  • Length: 162 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: October 01, 1977
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 0788
  • ISBN: 9780877847885

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Prayers are windows--windows on eternity.

Through the prayers in the Bible we look into the profoundest issues of life and death, and the deepest longings of our own hearts. And we learn about the God to whom we pray, the one who wants to talk with us, the one who takes the initiative in our relationship with him.

In this classic book on prayer, John White helps us listen to Abraham plead for Sodom and Gomorrah. We watch Jacob wrestle with the Angel of the Lord. We hear David confess his sin. We also see him dance before the ark of the covenant. We hear Hannah ask for a child. Finally, John White shows how Jesus' prayers on the cross present a model for facing our last hours as well.

The ten prayers in this book will take you near to the holy one of the universe, the personal God of each person in the world.


1. Abraham: The Day God Grew Larger
2. Jacob: A Crippling in the Chasm
3. Moses: Shining Faces
4. David: Fellowship Restored
5. Daniel: The Man Who Was Greatly Beloved
6. Hannah: Whispers in Pleasure, Shouts in Pain
7. Job: The Man Who Covered His Mouth
8. David: The Lord and the Dance
9. Paul: Praying for Others
10. Jesus: The Last Battle

John White

John White (1924–2002) was the author of twenty-five books, including Daring to Draw Near, Excellence in Leadership, and The Cost of Commitment. He served as a medical missionary, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, and a church planter and leader in the Vineyard Church movement. A much sought-after speaker, he lectured around the world at churches, conferences, and leadership events.