Praying with the Grain by Pablo Martinez is about How your personality affects the way you pray. While I have always been interested in psychology and why we do the things we do, I had never really thought about it affecting the way we pray.
This book is divided into 2 parts.
Part 1: The Psychology of Prayer
Chapter 1: Different Prayers for Different People
This chapter will help you answer many questions such as:
- Why do I find it difficult to pray?
- Why do I feel so hypocritical when I pray?
- And more
Chapter 2: Overcoming Difficulties
This chapter talks about Emotional Problems and Prayer
Chapter 3: The Therapeutic Value of Prayer
This chapter goes into Prayer- A Love Relationship
Questions and Answers
Which is full of some of the most frequently asked questions about prayer.
Part 2: The Apologetics of Prayer
Chapter 4: Prayer: Psychological Illusion
A psychiatrist’s viewpoint on prayer
Chapter 5: Are All Prayers Alike?
Christian Prayer and Eastern Meditation
A chapter by chapter of sited references.
The book really covers how our personality affects the way we pray and is a very insightful. It really helps you understand the type of person you are; introvert, extrovert, thinker, feeler, etc. and how to understand and work with your own spiritual path.
This book was quite the interesting read and I do suggest it.