Talking with God: What to Say When You Don't Know How to Pray (Hardcover)

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Life is crazy. Prayer is simple. 

Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet when it comes to actually praying, it often feels awkward and complicated.
I mean, what should you actually pray about? What do you say? Is there anything you should or shouldn’t say? Do you have to speak out loud? Where do you even start?
To make matters worse, we’ve heard about prayer for so long that we feel awkward asking about it. It’s like having to ask a person’s name after knowing them for years. We’re embarrassed to ask because we really should know their name by now.
Then comes the reality and craziness of life. Between work, parenting, walking the dog, a full inbox, keeping up on social media—who has time to pray?
The truth is, prayer is simple.
It’s like talking; talking with a good friend.  Here’s the best part: No matter where we are in life, God can’t wait to talk with us.
What does it look like to pray in the midst of your life?
What do you say when you don’t know how to pray?
I’m asking the same questions. Let’s talk.

About the Author

ADAM WEBER is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Embrace, a church that has six campuses in two states. He likes typewriters, drives a Rambler, cheers for the Cincinnati Bengals, and has four chickens and a dog named Daisy. Adam, his beautiful wife, Becky, and their kids live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.. Fun fact: He once made worldwide news when a turkey vulture fell out of the sky and onto his back porch during an ice storm. Google it.

Praise For…

“Do you ever feel inadequate to be used by God? Insecure? Unsure of yourself? If so, Adam’s new book Talking with God will build your faith in the power of God. If you want to strengthen your daily prayer life, grab this book!”
—Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and author of Divine Direction

“Adam is a friend and a great leader who loves Jesus. I mean loves Jesus with everything in him. Seeing Adam’s faith and relationship with Jesus expressed in a book on simple prayer, has me all in! I’ll be giving a copy to everyone on my team at Catalyst because I think it’s that important to read!”
—Tyler Reagin, executive director of CATALYST

“I love this book because I love the author! Adam is so easy to talk with and in the pages you are about to turn, he'll help you realize that talking with God is easy too. Accessible. Practical. Biblical. This is a must-read!”
—Jon Weece, author of Me Too

“We cannot thrive without the depth and intimacy of prayer that Adam describes in a beautifully simplistic way. Talking with God is both refreshing and insightful. This is a book we all need to read.”
—Jarrid Wilson, pastor and author of Love Is Oxygen

“It’s been said that ‘prayer is to the soul what breathing is to the body.’ If that’s true, most of us are spiritually asthmatic. In this delightful book, Adam Weber offers a bit of spiritual ‘respiratory therapy.’ Talking with God is disarming, helpful, and inspiring. It will leave you wanting to pursue a deeper and more regular prayer life.”
—Adam Hamilton, pastor and author of Creed

“Prayer has always been a place of connection for me but also a place of some confusion, if I’m honest. Adam does an incredible job of walking us through what it means to have a conversation with God, to talk and to listen, and to embrace the mystery that comes with it.”
—Annie F. Downs, author of Let’s All Be Brave

“Talking with God is a book on prayer for prodigals and the imperfect. Adam speaks on prayer not as someone who has it all figured out but rather as someone who’s on the journey. He reminds us that regardless of who we are or where we’ve been, we can talk with God.
—Mike Foster, author of People of the Second Chance

“This book on prayer will be an answer to prayer for many. Adam is a guy who loves people and loves helping them navigate difficulties and messes of life to connect to what really matters. We’ve overcomplicated communicating with the God who made us and loves us. This book is a gust of encouragement that will reconnect you to what really matters in this life. It’s been a gift to me, and I hope this book finds its way into the hands of anyone else looking for a true lift.”
—Brad Montague, creator of Kid President

“I’ve known Adam for years. He understands that in order to truly make a difference in this life, he, along with you and I need to be in constant conversation with Jesus, the One who is able to change everything. This is a book on prayer for those who intend to change the world but are aware they can’t do it on their own.”
—Brad Lomenick, author of H3 Leadership and The Catalyst Leader

“Adam is a dear friend. We often make prayer too complicated. The emphasis on honesty and brevity is great. Every follower of Jesus should read this book!”
—Roger Fredrikson, pastor and author of Learning to Dance

“If you’ve ever struggled with prayer and wondered what to say, Adam Weber provides an easy-to-read, accessible guide. He takes you by the hand and leads you to the Father with gentleness and encouragement every step of the way.”
—Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back with Joy

“I laughed. I cried. I read it out loud to my wife. In Talking with God Adam Weber does the seemingly impossible: he makes the topic of prayer fun, approachable, and imaginative! Talking with God will not just encourage your prayer life, it will kindle the fires of intimacy with God.”
—Dr. Timothy D. Willard, author of Veneer and Home Behind the Sun

“Adam is currently the pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in the country, yet he is quick to share that he is a work in progress. His success as a spiritual leader is due to his humility and authenticity born of his own prayer life. What a joy to know that at any point and time we can talk with God!”
—Bishop Bruce R. Ough, The United Methodist Church

“I promise, if you read this book and put the words into practice, your life will change, your work will change, your conversations will change.”
—Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People and author of More or Less

“Talking with God is not only a phenomenal book, it’s an important book. In a world that is making a lot of noise, Talking with God presents an encouraging, challenging guide to turning that volume down and conversing with our Creator. I don’t know where I’d be without Adam Weber, but I know I’d be further from Jesus. This is a MUST read.”
—Luke Lezon from @HoodJesusYo

“This is a book on prayer for the person who has heard it all or possibly nothing at all and simply wants their prayer life to grow.”
—Lisa Whittle, author of I Want God and {w}hole

“Adam delivers to us a practical guide to conversations with God. And when I say practical, I mean that I have NEVER felt like I’ve had a handle on a consistent prayer life. Through this book Adam has helped me take a major step toward just that. Consistency in prayer.”
—Carlos Whittaker, author of Moment Maker

Product Details
ISBN: 9781601429445
ISBN-10: 1601429444
Publisher: WaterBrook
Publication Date: March 21st, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English