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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 4, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849917301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849917301
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Hank Hanegraaff is host of The Bible Answer Man, heard daily throughout the United States and Canada. He is president of the Christian Research Institute and author of many bestselling books, including The Prayer of Jesus and The Apocalypse Code. Twitter: @HankHanegraaff


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Hank Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based Christian Research Institute International. He is also host of "The Bible Answer Man" radio program, which is broadcast daily across the United States and Canada as well as around the world through the Internet at http://www.equip.org.

Widely considered to be one of the world's leading Christian apologists, Hanegraaff is deeply committed to equipping Christians to be so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon, they recognize them instantaneously.

Through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hanegraaff equips Christians to read the Bible for all it's worth and answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning. Additionally, Hanegraaff regularly interviews today's most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers.

Hanegraaff is the author of award-winning best sellers, including "The Prayer of Jesus," "Christianity in Crisis," and "Resurrection," the latter providing a stirring and persuasive defense of the central event in Christianity. "Resurrection" and "Christianity in Crisis" both won the Gold Medallion for excellence in Christian literature awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Hanegraaff's books "Counterfeit Revival" and "The FACE that Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution" each won the Silver Medallion. "The Prayer of Jesus" was honored as a top 10 best-selling nonfiction book in both 2001 and 2002 by the Christian Booksellers Association, while the small-group video presentation "The Prayer of Jesus EZ Lesson Plan" taught by Hanegraaff won a Telly Award in 2003.

Recent releases include "The Apocalypse Code: Find Out What the Bible REALLY Says about the End Times . . . And Why It Matters Today"; "The Legacy Study Bible"; "The Bible Answer Book, Volume 1," which answers common questions regarding Christianity, culture, and cults; and "The Bible Answer Book, Volume 2," in which he tackles tough questions, including "How can Christians legitimize a God who orders the genocide of entire nations?" and "How could the Bible command a rape victim to marry her rapist?"

He is also coauthor of the novel "Fuse of Armageddon"; The Last Disciple fiction trilogy ("The Last Disciple," "The Last Sacrifice," and, forthcoming, "The Last Temple"); "The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction?"; and "Seven Questions of a Promise Keeper."

Other works include "The Covering: God's Plan to Protect You from Evil"; "The Third Day"; "Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don't Want You to Know"; and "The Millennium Bug Debugged."

Hanegraaff is a regular contributor to "Christian Research Journal" and "The Plain Truth" magazine. A popular conference speaker, he addresses churches, schools, and businesses worldwide. He is frequently invited to appear on national media programs to discuss a wide range of issues.

Hanegraaff and his wife, Kathy, live in North Carolina and are the parents of nine children--Michelle; Katie; David; John Mark; Hank, Jr.; Christina; Paul; Faith; and baby Grace--and the grandparents of five.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the "whats and hows" on prayer.
Steve Loker
Hank has done the Christian world and all those who would consider Christianity a monumental favor with this book about Prayer and praying Jesus' way.
Brentley
Hank writes a great book based on the best example of Prayer where Jesus Himself taught us how to pray.
Patrick S. Oconnell

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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Brentley on January 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Hank has done the Christian world and all those who would consider Christianity a monumental favor with this book about
Prayer and praying Jesus' way.
He points out that prayer is not trying to get God to change His mind or will, but to change US to conform to His already perfect will and purpose for the Kingdom and our role in it.
The LORD's Prayer is simply the cornerstone to effective prayer in the life of the believer, not a rote formula or recitation to get God to automatically respond. It is a model, a framework of what proper, God pleasing prayer is all about.
Prayer is not merely about us and our needs of the moment; it is about HIM and HIS WILL. Hank makes the point that the Lord's Prayer starts and ends with God in Heaven, His Kingdom and Glory
and that the purpose of all Christ-honoring prayer is to maximize the glory of the Lord by what we pray, how we pray, the faith/hope we bring to prayer, our expectancy, and how serious we take the two critical factors that end every biblical prayer:
"In Jesus' Name" and "Amen".
Prayer is RELATIONSHIP, not just realization of our needs/wants.
"Our Father" sets the tone for what true prayer is all about.
Hank does a great job in showing that our walk with Christ determines Who our true Father is and how the mutual love relationship plays itself out in the Family of God. It's not what we can get out of God that counts, but what He can get into us of His Spirit and being filled with His love and presence.
It's 'Presence' over 'Presents'.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By G. Passantino on October 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Since Hank Hanegraaff is a personal friend, I watched as this book took shape over several months. I was impressed that Hank is as candid in his writing as he is in his personal life. He is not embarrassed about his failings nor boastful about his triumphs. He looks for the lessons God has for him in each event of his life. This makes The Prayer of Jesus an exceptionally valuable book for people to learn how praying like Jesus told us to can transform our lives. Even if he were not a friend, and even if I had not seen the book develop, I would still highly recommend it as a challenging and encouraging introduction to the importance of a Christ-centered, prayerful life. There are not false promises of quick fixes, material prosperity, or spiritual breakthroughs without discipline, commitment, or time. Thankfully, the book focuses on the daily practices that turn neophyte believers into mature Christian role models. I highly recommend the book to anyone who is serious about putting God first.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Susie Wheeler on August 20, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is awsome. It goes into great detail about why and how we should pray. It explains that Jesus is the prime example for prayer and even breaks down the lords prayer itself. It answers hard questions like, why doesn't the Lord always answer our prayers right away? or why does he not answer it the way we want? While explaining this, it gives scriptural background with verses of the Bible. Above all Hank Hanegraaff makes incredibly strong points which make you think a little;(for example how we need to focus on the approval of the Lord rather then men or how we would be in trouble if God really gave us everything we asked for). Hanegraaff shows why we need to ask God questions, even though He already knows them, and why we praise him even though He already knows we love Him. The reason I enjoyed the book was because it backed up what it said. It tells us how to be intimate with God and who better to follw then the master Himself,Jesus Christ. Thats why I rated this book a five
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey E Ellis on July 18, 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a scholarly study of the Lord's Prayer, this is not the book for you. This is a collection of folksy stories, tender insights, and pithy sayings. The vignettes are sweet and heart warming. The insights are clear and true. The sayings (I have highlighted them)are memorable.
But the book doesn't explore the grandeur, power, and fullness of the Lord's Prayer as I hoped. I ended up knowing more about Hank but not much more about Jesus.
But for the nuggets alone, it was worth the reading time:
"The secret to prayer is secret prayer."
and
"At present we are sandwhiched between the triumph of the cross and the termination of time - between D-Day and V-Day."
and
"The tragedy is not in dying young, but in living large and never using your life for eternal significance."
These are precious gems and I appreciate the kindness, humility, and tenderness he expresses; that much at least, is certainly like Christ.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rosemary Brunschwyler on October 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The author gives us an orientation to prayer based on Matthew 6:9-13. His guidelines include making a shift in our praying from simple supplication to a much broader relationship with God. This is possible if we increase our daily study of the Bible, make prayer a priority and above all find that special place where we can pray in secret. Our model for the practice of praying in secret is Jesus Christ Himself.
The formula put forth by Hanegraaff sounds simple but I am sure it is not easy to successfully follow. Do I dare to give it a sincere try? Do you? The rewards may be huge.
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