Top 10 Prayer Books in 2017 to Reinvigorate Your Spirituality and Trust in God

 

In a time when the world has become more materialistic, and everyone has become inward-looking, and a bit self-absorbed, humanity needs more spirituality to reconnect with the inner divine soul.

 

Prayers have always been one of the most common and effective ways to reach out to the higher being and make yourself one with his merciful energy. Therefore, we bring you a list of the top 10 prayer books in 2017 which can help you reconnect with God.

 

We have added these prayer books keeping in mind different aspects concerning spirituality. Although there are several books on prayer that you can online as well as in your nearest bookstores, we have compiled this list according to what we think should be the top prayers books.

 

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

Written by John O' Donohue, an Irish teacher, and a poet, the book is a spiritual guide full of prayers that help the reader to steer their life towards a more meaningful goal on a spiritual path. The book aims to offer encouragement and grit to the readers which helps them to overcome the various journeys that make up their lives. The book divides one's lifetime into different stages or epochs and guides the readers on how to get through each of these stages.

Read it For:
If you are looking for a spiritual solution to overcome the anxieties thrown by your life before every stage, this one is a good read.
Don't Read it For:
Contents are in a very poetic format and not well-suited for those who are looking for a straightforward point to point answer.
What makes this book stand out?:
The poetic approach coupled with a spiritual message that relates with one's fears about how their life will turn out, give this book a lot of weight.

Prayers That Rout Demons: Prayers for Defeating Demons and Overthrowing the Powers of Darkness

Written for those who are afflicted with demonic entities plaguing their life, the author has compiled prayers from the Bible that are specifically meant to fight the dark powers of Satan. The book is a good introduction to those who want to learn about spiritual combat and understand how demons affect our lives. Alongside casting out the demons, the book also preaches about prophesizing and a little bit of preaching.

Read it For:
A good introduction to spiritual attacks by demonic entities and what weakens them.
Don't Read it For:
Does little to educate you about exorcisms required for a demonic manifestation in a person.
What makes this book stand out?:
Helps you understand the basics of how Satan and his demonic bullies operate and why they do what they do.

The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila

The book offers a new way of praying to the almighty as directed two great saints, St. John Paul II and St. Theresa of Avila. The book is termed as a ‘contemplative rosary" because it combines different methods of reaching god, such as meditation, prayers, and rosary based prayers as a single way to unite with the God.

Read it For:
A new way to pray God when you think you need to take a different route towards spirituality.
Don't Read it For:
If you are habitual to old ways of praying.
What makes this book stand out?:
Based on the five Luminaries by St. Pope John Paul II

The Power of a Praying Parent

This book clocks at least 28 million copies being sold worldwide till date. This is a prayer book for a parent for the spiritual well-being of their children. However, the book is also a spiritual guide to parenting that helps parents infuse God's love in their children's lives. Also, the book helps the parents to instill self-confidence when it comes to capable parenting.

Read it For:
Spiritual guidance for a capable and smart parenting in today's world.
Don't Read it For:
A small handbook that will leave voracious readers unsatisfied.
What makes this book stand out?:
It provides spiritual guidance in brief.
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The Valley OF Vision

This book concerns with spirituality from a Puritan point of view and offers a fresh new look to a spiritual existence as given in the Puritan tradition. It contains a compilation of prayers from various Puritan writers such as Isaac Watts, Richard Baxter, Charles Spurgeon, John Bunyan and others. The book preaches readers to be faithful in their lives, both towards their families as well as outsiders and follow the Puritan spiritual tradition. The book also gives users a good glimpse into the Puritan view of everyday life and its spiritual aspects.

Read it For:
It helps you gain a Puritan perspective to spirituality
Don't Read it For:
Offers you a personal perspective of celebrated poets in the Puritan tradition and if you are not very keen on it.
What makes this book stand out?:
Puritanism and a parallel view of spirituality.

Beginning to Pray

This book was originally written by an Orthodox Archbishop and has been revered equally by both Catholics and Protestants. The book is basically a guide for those who haven't prayed before and helps them understand the true Christian way to pray to the almighty. This book is especially helpful to those who are turning religious after a long spiritual hiatus. The author Anthony Bloom has put the contents of the original book in a very simple and interesting way. We suggest this as a good read for those want to rekindle their spirituality.

Read it For:
Reigniting your spiritual power by doing prayers the right way.
Don't Read it For:
If you are looking for an advanced information with regards to prayers.
What makes this book stand out?:
It offers an Orthodox perspective on prayers.

This Holy Man: Impressions of Metropolitan Anthony

This book is not just a prayer book but is more based on a spiritual man of modern times called ‘Metropolitan Anthony' who was one of the most respected pastors, a broadcaster, a spiritual writer and a guide. He was the patriarch of the Orthodox Church in the UK. Author Gillian Crow mentions the life and times of this man who was known for his charisma and a warm, delightful personality. The book also delves into the pastor's discovery of spirituality and how he fought his inner demons of insecurity and depression.

Read it For:
An inspiring story about how spirituality saved an ordinary man.
Don't Read it For:
If Meta descriptions of the concept of spirituality are not what you are looking for.
What makes this book stand out?:
An ordinary man's journey from the pits of self-doubt and depression to the light of the True Savior.

31 Prayers Seeking the Heart of God & Praying Through the Gospel of Luke Box Set

With our hectic and busy lives, it is quite common that prayer takes a backseat. This book is meant to help those who want to gain back the spiritual power in their lives. It is especially intended for those who have tried to get to the higher spiritual power but failed. This book helps you get back on track through prayers and enables you to find out the possible reasons why you are not getting any ahead with your spiritual journey.

Read it For:
How a busy life disrupts spiritual progress.
Don't Read it For:
Not scriptural and old school in its overall form if that's what you are looking for.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a quick and concise solution to the predicament of not finding enough time to pray.

A Year with the Saints: Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God

The book is a compilation by the author that talks about the various writing and recordings by holy men and women throughout the ages in a span of two thousand years. The book essentially gives you an insight of how these holy persons gained their spiritual power from prayer as per the beliefs of their times. It also explains to you how their Christian living is as relevant as it was before.

Read it For:
A glimpse of how those holy man and women lead their spiritual lives.
Don't Read it For:
It does not explain how one can tune their spirituality according to modern living.
What makes this book stand out?:
Tells you the history of Christian spirituality as it is.

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

This book is a profound guidance about how Christians should really accomplish their prayer sessions. This involves educating Christians, especially children on how to do their prayers the right way so that they can get even closer to God. The book also teaches on dealing with virtues and situations that pertain to grief, love, forgiveness, and loss.

Read it For:
Biblical education combined with prayer
Don't Read it For:
If you already know the right way to pray
What makes this book stand out?:
It teaches the philosophy behind prayers.

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