This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been taking a look at prayer and spiritual warfare. In our day, many Christians struggle with their prayer lives and even more struggle with the reality of spiritual warfare. With this issue of Theology for Life, we hope that readers grew in their understanding of prayer and spiritual warfare. If you’ve found this subject interesting and want to study the issue further, please check out the recommended reading list below. These books are at the top of this genre in both excellence and readability.

  • Prayer by Tim Keller—this book by Tim Keller combines biblical teaching, a deep dive into the Reformers views on prayer and how to improve our prayer lives. I highly recommend this book.
  • Praying Backwards by Bryan Chapell—this book will help readers to pray in Jesus name and trust the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • The Prayer of the Lord by R.C. Sproul— Sproul walks his readers through the Lord’s Prayer and calls his readers to adopt the Lord’s or Disciples prayer as their model.
  • A Praying Life by Paul Miller—this book will help Christians understand the primacy of prayer in the Christian life. It will equip Christian readers to commit themselves to pray knowing that God is willing and able to hear and answer their prayers.
  • A Call to Prayer by J.C. Ryle—this book will help readers understand the importance of private prayer, along with the blessings of prayer and the grave dangers of prayerlessness.
  • The Valley Vision—a great collection of Puritan prayers.
  • A Call to Spiritual Reformation by Dr. D.A. Carson
  • Hunger for God by John Piper
  • Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare by David Powlison
  • Pray Better by Landon Coleman.

In Christ Alone,

Dave Jenkins

Executive Editor, Theology for Life Magazine