Friendship, Listening, and Empathy: A Prayer Guide

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28 short chapters, each one illustrated with one of Dave Baab's beautiful watercolors. 

"Many people pray based on their religious experience, perhaps informed by the Bible. Many people seek help with their personal relationships by turning to social science. Friendship, Listening and Empathy: A Prayer Guide does something rare: It tutors readers in how to use scripture, social science research, and personal experience to make their prayers more focused and effectual. Readers of this book will benefit from the depth that Lynne M. Baab’s years of research, writing, and pastoral experience bring to this project."
—Caroline J. Simon (Ph.D.) is provost emeritus of Whitworth University whose books include The Disciplined Heart: Love, Destiny, and Imagination

"I can’t think of a better guide to prayer and friendship than the Rev. Dr. Lynne Baab. As she writes in this new book, her 'central passion is prayer.' Having learned from her many books over the years, I know that healthy relating between people is also a passion of hers, and Lynne Baab is one of the few communications experts, and also one of the few Christian writers, who offer wise and practical counsel about cultivating friendship with God and with people. Difficult issues we seldom speak about are addressed clearly, without minimizing the reality that not every effort at relating will be satisfying. Dr. Baab attends to the delicate calibration of self-care and care of other, all taking place in the encompassing realm of God’s grace. Great blessing flows to us from this author’s passions and expertise!"

—Susan S. Phillips (Ph.D.) is a sociologist and spiritual director whose books include Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction and The Cultivated Life: From Ceaseless Striving to Receiving Joy.