In the Ten Years Since its Publication, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home Has Helped Hundreds of Thousands of Seekers Discover a Richer Prayer Life. "The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives-altruistic and selfish, merciful and hateful, loving and bitter. Frankly, this side of eternity we will never unravel the good from the bad, the pure from the impure. But what I have come to see is that God is big enough to receive us with all our mixture. We do not have to be bright, or pure, or filled with faith, or anything. That is what grace means, and not only are we saved by grace, we live by it as well. And we pray by it." -Richard J. Foster, from Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home. Widely considered the best modern work on Christian prayer, this life-changing book explores the three "movements" of this central spiritual practice, offering a sensitive, warm, and compelling primer that helps us understand, experience, and follow its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. Foster clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest. Coming to prayer is like coming home, Foster says. "Nothing feels more right, more like what we are created to be and to do. Yet at the same time we are confronted with great mysteries. Who hasn't struggled with the puzzle of unanswered prayer? Who hasn't wondered how a finite person can commune with the infinite Creator of the universe? Who hasn't questioned whether prayer isn't merely psychological manipulation after all? We do our best, of course, to answer these knotty questions but when all is said and done, there is a sense in which these mysteries remain unanswered and unanswerable.... At such times we must learn to become comfortable with the mystery." This accessible, rich, and reliable guide shows how each of the various forms of prayer can move us inward into personal transformation, upward toward intimacy with God, and outward to minister to others. Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home has won numerous honors including Christianity Today's Book of the Year and the Evangelical Christian Publishers' Association Gold Medallion Award.Foster, Richard J. is the author of 'Prayer Finding the Heart's True Home', published 1992 under ISBN 9780060628468 and ISBN 0060628464.