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The Breath of God

Seabury Books, New York, 2006
RRP $21.95

Reviewed by Karyl Davison, Rural Ministry coordinator for the Central Queensland and Mary Burnett Presbyteries.

THIS LITTLE book is a practical guide to prayer and how it can and should be incorporated into our busy lives.

Ms Roth suggests that our physical breath can become a metaphor for the different ways of praying.

Just as our physical breath is affected by our life situation and environment, so too our prayer is affected by the things going on within and around us.

Throughout The Breath of God Ms Roth makes practical suggestions about how each way of praying can be woven into the fabric of our lives.

Recognising that prayer doesn’t always come easily, she includes prayer that engages with different learning styles, and prayer that appeals to the senses.

The text is interspersed with exercises and is useful for both individual and group exploration of prayer.

The Breath of God is a simple and practical approach to prayer.

I recommend it to anyone who would like to improve their prayer life or learn how to slow down and allow God to be heard.