Tags: Book Review, Non-Fiction
From the back cover: Dr. Pablo Martinez suggests, from his long experience as doctor, counselor and Christian leader, that our basic personality type strongly affects how we pray. Extroverts, preferring action, will struggle to develop a regular prayer life; introverts will be more likely to set time apart. Thinking types pray more easily with pen and paper; feeling types may long for intimacy with God. This book helps us understand, and work with, our own spiritual path.
When I was new to Christianity I was told I had to pray. I said okay and then I was told I had to kneel down beside my bed and pray. So I obediently did what I was told. And this drove me crazy! Me, I like going for a walk for an hour, hour and a half, I draw near to God and He draws near to me. Dr. Martinez tells us in “Praying with the Grain” that this has a lot to do with my personality type.
Dr. Martinez divides his book into two main parts: “The Psychology of Prayer “and “The Apologetics of Prayer”. The very first chapter is “Different Prayers For Different People”. If you, like me, were told this is the way you pray and find that way really doesn’t work for you then this book is for you. Dr. Martinez is bulls-eyes accurate with his personality types and the way they pray. Once you find out which you are and how you pray then the freedom you will feel will be spectacular. I highly recommend this book not only for yourself but to give to others as a gift for whatever reason. They will thank you for it.
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