I really was not sure what to expect in this book, other than the fact that it intrigued me. Jared Brock has written a book which has some great deep truths, and is silly and comical at the same time. In his book, A Year of Living Prayerfully: How A Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life, Brock and his wife Michelle set out on a one year adventure of learning more about prayer in order to revitalize their prayer lives.
This is not a how to book, rather it is an intimate portrait of two people who have set out on a very intentional journey in order to find God, to develop a closer and more impactful prayer life with God. They set about this journey by traveling the world and looking at various religions and traditions to learn about prayer.
This is an easy to read book, which will surprise you with some deep truths about life and prayer. Jared and Michelle share their journey and the many learnings and surprises along the journey. Some were silly and irreverant, such as the clothes the wore to meet the Pope, their time at a Jewish Seder meal, and more.
Jared never lost sight of his quest, repeatedly asking the question, “What is prayer?” I would recommend this book to all who want to draw closer to God through reading a book which is both entertaining and thought provoking.
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.