This is a book for those struggling to establish an effective life of prayer. Written neither for seasoned monastic nor lofty scholar, A Beginner’s Guide to Prayer speaks to the average man or woman on the street who desires a deeper relationship with God but is unsure how or where to begin. Drawing from nearly 2000 years of Orthodox spiritual wisdom, the author offers warm, practical, pastoral advice whose genius is to be found in its homespun simplicity and straightforwardness of style. If you’ve been desiring to make a prayer a meaningful and regular part of your life, this book will help set you on your way. But be careful! Prayer can be habit forming! In fact, the advice offered in this book may just change the course of the rest of your life. So, in the words of the author, “What are you waiting for? Start to pray!”
Father Michael Keiser is a popular author and speaker on the subject of spirituality. An Orthodox priest, he lives in Eustis, Florida, and works with the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. He is also the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Spirituality and Spread the Word: Reclaiming the Apostolic Tradition of Evangelism.