New from D. A. Carson

Cover ArtNew from D. A. Carson, Praying with Paul

God doesn’t demand hectic church programs and frenetic schedules; he only wants his people to know him more intimately. The apostle Paul found that spiritual closeness in his own fellowship with the Father. By following Paul’s example, we can do the same. This book calls believers to reject superficiality and revolutionize their lives by embracing a God-guided approach to prayer.

Previously published as A Call to Spiritual Reformation, this book has now been updated to connect more effectively with contemporary readers. A study guide, DVD, and leader’s kit for the book are available through Lifeway and The Gospel Coalition.


Praise for the First Edition

“[A] prophetic book on prayer. . . . With engaging exposition, Carson shows how the apostle Paul kept eternal values at the center of prayer. . . . A manifesto for profound, other-centered, God-guided praying. Such prayer is not caught up in the tyranny of the urgent but the urgency of the eternal.” – John R. Throop, Christianity Today

“Although a gifted academic, the author of this book writes with a pastor’s heart….A book with rich insights, both exegetical and pastoral, and should be read by all those desiring to improve their prayer life, or more importantly those who desire that their prayers might conform to the pattern that God has provided in the apostle Paul.” – Glenn N. Davies, Reformed Theological Review

“The greatest need for churches today is not education, evangelism, or programs but a deeper knowledge of God. The book contributes to filling that need by assisting those who read it to a fuller life of prayer.” – Mark A. Seifrid, Review and Expositor


D. A. CarsonD. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The God Who Is There and How Long, O Lord? He is one of the founders of The Gospel Coalition and an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.

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