The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
Arthur G. Bennett, editor

Some 200 prayers exquisitely edited for rhythm and imagery, then labeled by needs, aspirations, repentance, occasions of the church, time of day, God's works and attributes—and more.

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Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

An essay a day from the best Christian writers, likely to return to the mind throughout the busiest of pre-Christmas days.

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Devotional Classics: Revised Edition: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups
Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors

Introduces 52 Christians from two millennia of history, an excerpt of each one's writing, a related section of Scripture, reflection questions for meditation or discussion, and exercises in spiritual formation—a year of guided growth.

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Ole Hallesby, translated by Clarence J. Carlsen

If I were to read a single paragraph from this book each day—and only then begin to pray—I would become a better pray-er.

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The NIV Quiet Time Bible
Cindy Bunch, editor

Read, study, live out, and pray your way through the entire Bible in two years.

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