Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review: Seeing the Unseen: Cultivate a Faith That Unveils the Hidden Presence of God by T.W. Hunt

It is so good to see Dr. Hunt back in the saddle again. His work is among some of the best, if not the best out there in the area of prayer. Seeing the Unseen is no exception. His candor and his knowledge of prayer show forth in this short book like a beacon in the night. He shares with his readers his years of experience in prayer without all the fluff that accompanies other books I’ve read on the subject. He makes it clear that the occasional prayer meeting will not suffice if you seriously want to see the unseen, grow in faith, and know God better than you do at this moment. He also doesn’t promise instant prayer warrior status either. He makes it clear that growth is a process, that takes time, and that it takes practice. But he also makes it clear that the end result is well worth the effort.

So what didn’t I like about this book? Not much really. I could have done without some of the introductory stuff, but it was interesting. Slows down the rapid consumption of what he has to say which is necessary if you are really interested in prayer. But who had ever heard of entelechy before he mentioned it? Wonder where he ran across it? I do think a return to "seeing the unseen" more frequently would have good. I lost sight of that about midway through the book even though all the discussion continues to be related to that theme.

Read through this book slowly. Think about what is said and then pray. This is a deep, yet very simply stated, book. I recommend it highly.

This book was provided to me by Navpress for review.

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