Saturday, December 18, 2010
Before God The Biblical Doctrine of Prayer by Mike J Sarkissian
Before God is a combination of a meticulous Bible study, pastoral application, and heartwarming devotion. "Before God will be a great addition to any Christian library." -Ken Jones, White Horse Inn "...obvious signs of study and godly devotion." -Dr. Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., President, Calvin Theological Seminary "The concluding chapter on Robert Murray ... more »M'Cheyne's prayer life is alone worth the price of the book... will stir you up to a fuller life of prayer and supplication." -Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids "...a helpful guide for beginners and old-hands alike." -Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas, Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson) "...one of the most practical books of our time." -Mark Spence, Way of the Master "I highly recommend Before God to all Christians." -Dr. Ron Gleason, Ph.D "Comprehensive in scope, seasoned throughout with rich insights from the Puritans and other giants of the faith, and written in a fashion simple enough to enable easy acquisition and passionate enough to stir up a deeper love for the God to whom we pray, it will certainly find a wide and grateful audience in today's Church." -Nathan Pitchford, Monergism Books "This book by Mike Sarkissian, will remind you that prayer is essential to the Christian life, strengthening you to overturn the 'money changers' in your heart and be more like our Lord." -Jerry Johnson, President, The Apologetics Group & NiceneCouncil.com FULL ENDORSEMENTS INSIDE Mike Sarkissian is a pastor at Sovereign Grace Community Church in Perris, California (sovereigngracecc.org). He has earned degrees in Theology from Trinity College and Seminary, and Education from Azusa Pacific University. Mike is currently in a Doctoral program at Covenant Theological Seminary. He has participated in formal debates and has spoken at conferences on a variety of theological subjects.
This is a great book! It has a lot of wonderful insights on a lot of different scriptures. I love how he explains the essence of prayer and breaks down several iconic verses. This is a wonderful reference for anyone who wants to increase their understanding of prayer & scriptures....pastors of all kinds, and anyone else who would like to know more for personal reasons. I give this book a 4/5. It is certainly worth getting & reading.....and getting some for others to read!
Thank you to Mike Sarkissian for providing me with a review copy. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.