Too Busy Not to Pray
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Too Busy Not to Pray

Willow Creek Resources

by Bill Hybels

Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Length: 198 pages
  • Published: April 2008
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3475-4
  • Item Code: 3475
  • Case Quantity: 52

For over two decades Too Busy Not to Pray has stood as a classic on prayer, helping Christians all over the world slow down to draw near to God.

During those years, the world certainly hasn't slowed down. If anything, the pace, intensity and number of distractions have only increased. Brokenness and pain seem to have increased as well, with news of civil war, poverty, broken families and sex-trafficking touching us daily. The urgent need for prayer is clear, but busyness still keeps many of us from finding time to pray.

Two truths haven't changed in all these years: God is the same powerful, just, holy God he's always been; and true prayer—prayer that changes us and allows us to participate in God's work in the world—can't happen on the fly. So Bill Hybels once again offers us his practical, time-tested ideas on slowing down to pray. Revised throughout and including a new introduction and new chapter on prayer and compassion for the world, this twentieth-anniversary edition of Too Busy Not to Pray calls both young and old to make prayer a priority, and broadens our vision for what our eternal, powerful God does when his people slow down to pray.

Too Busy Not to Pray also offers insightful advice on how to squeeze time into one's life to pray once more, enhancing one's relationship with God and finding one's own happiness in the process. [H]ighly recommended for community library Christianity collections.

James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, July 2008

"A practical guide."

BTS Booklist,

"The most helpful book on Prayer that I have read."

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Introduction to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition

God Calls Us Into His Presence
1. God of Peace, God of Power
2. God Is Willing
3. God Is Able

God Invites Us to Talk With Him
4. Heart-Building Habits
5. Praying Like Jesus
6. A Pattern for Prayer
7. Mountain-Moving Prayer

God Breaks Down the Barriers Between Us
8. The Hurt of Unanswered Prayer
9. Prayer Busters
10. Cooling Off on Prayer

God Speaks to our Hearts
11. Slowing Down to Pray
12. The Importance of Listening
13. How to Hear God?s Promptings

God Prompts Us To Action
14. What to Do with Promptings
15. Living in God's Presence
16. The Needs Around Us

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

A Guide for Private or Group Prayer


Bill Hybels is founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in the Chicago suburbs, where over 15,000 attend each weekend. He has written a number of books, including Honest to God, Becoming a Contagious Christian, Making Life Work, Too Busy Not to Pray, Just Walk Across the Room, Holy Discontent, Courageous Leadership, and Who You Are When No One's Looking.

Visit Willow Creek Community Church.

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