Want to start the new year in a new way?  Looking for more passPastor Todd Buurstraion in your spiritual life?  As we have for the last several years, we will begin the new year (January 6-February 10) with sermons and small groups on a religious bestseller.  This year we have chosen Phillip Yancey’s book on Prayer.  You may enjoy it in book or DVD form.  To give you an idea of how stimulating this book is I have copied a few of the chapter-beginning quotes:

When a doctoral student at Princeton asked, “What is there left in the world for original dissertation research?” Albert Einstein replied, “Find out about prayer.  Somebody must find out about prayer.”

Will you follow Einstein’s advice?

The prayer preceding all prayers is “May it be the real I who speaks.  May it be the real Thou that I speak to.”

C. S. Lewis

How real is your prayer life?

Prayers like gravel flung at the sky’s window, hoping to attract the loved one’s attention…

R. S. Thomas

Surely you have felt that you had to do something dramatic to get divine attention.

Biblical prayer is…more like haggling in an outdoor bazaar than the polite monologues of the church.

Walter Wink

Have you been Jewish in your prayer life lately?

As you can see, by listening to Sunday sermons and by discussing the book in a class—Sunday morning (10:15 AM) or Wednesday evening (7:30 PM)—or a small group, the Holy Spirit will grow you in your prayer life.

Pastor Todd