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Life is crazy. Prayer is simple. 

Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet when it comes to actually praying, it often feels awkward and complicated.
 
I mean, what should you actually pray about? What do you say? Is there anything you should or shouldn’t say? Do you have to speak out loud? Where do you even start?
 
To make matters worse, we’ve heard about prayer for so long that we feel awkward asking about it. It’s like having to ask a person’s name after knowing them for years. We’re embarrassed to ask because we really should know their name by now.
 
Then comes the reality and craziness of life. Between work, parenting, walking the dog, a full inbox, keeping up on social media—who has time to pray?
 
The truth is, prayer is simple.
 
It’s like talking; talking with a good friend.  Here’s the best part: No matter where we are in life, God can’t wait to talk with us.
 
What does it look like to pray in the midst of your life?
What do you say when you don’t know how to pray?
 
I’m asking the same questions. Let’s talk.

Praise

“Do you ever feel inadequate to be used by God? Insecure? Unsure of yourself? If so, Adam’s new book Talking with God will build your faith in the power of God. If you want to strengthen your daily prayer life, grab this book!”
—Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and author of Divine Direction

“Adam is a friend and a great leader who loves Jesus. I mean loves Jesus with everything in him. Seeing Adam’s faith and relationship with Jesus expressed in a book on simple prayer, has me all in! I’ll be giving a copy to everyone on my team at Catalyst because I think it’s that important to read!”
—Tyler Reagin, executive director of CATALYST

“I love this book because I love the author! Adam is so easy to talk with and in the pages you are about to turn, he'll help you realize that talking with God is easy too. Accessible. Practical. Biblical. This is a must-read!”
—Jon Weece, author of Me Too

“We cannot thrive without the depth and intimacy of prayer that Adam describes in a beautifully simplistic way. Talking with God is both refreshing and insightful. This is a book we all need to read.”
—Jarrid Wilson, pastor and author of Love Is Oxygen

“It’s been said that ‘prayer is to the soul what breathing is to the body.’ If that’s true, most of us are spiritually asthmatic. In this delightful book, Adam Weber offers a bit of spiritual ‘respiratory therapy.’ Talking with God is disarming, helpful, and inspiring. It will leave you wanting to pursue a deeper and more regular prayer life.”
—Adam Hamilton, pastor and author of Creed

“Prayer has always been a place of connection for me but also a place of some confusion, if I’m honest. Adam does an incredible job of walking us through what it means to have a conversation with God, to talk and to listen, and to embrace the mystery that comes with it.”
—Annie F. Downs, author of Let’s All Be Brave

“Talking with God is a book on prayer for prodigals and the imperfect. Adam speaks on prayer not as someone who has it all figured out but rather as someone who’s on the journey. He reminds us that regardless of who we are or where we’ve been, we can talk with God.
—Mike Foster, author of People of the Second Chance

“This book on prayer will be an answer to prayer for many. Adam is a guy who loves people and loves helping them navigate difficulties and messes of life to connect to what really matters. We’ve overcomplicated communicating with the God who made us and loves us. This book is a gust of encouragement that will reconnect you to what really matters in this life. It’s been a gift to me, and I hope this book finds its way into the hands of anyone else looking for a true lift.”
—Brad Montague, creator of Kid President

“I’ve known Adam for years. He understands that in order to truly make a difference in this life, he, along with you and I need to be in constant conversation with Jesus, the One who is able to change everything. This is a book on prayer for those who intend to change the world but are aware they can’t do it on their own.”
—Brad Lomenick, author of H3 Leadership and The Catalyst Leader

“Adam is a dear friend. We often make prayer too complicated. The emphasis on honesty and brevity is great. Every follower of Jesus should read this book!”
—Roger Fredrikson, pastor and author of Learning to Dance

“If you’ve ever struggled with prayer and wondered what to say, Adam Weber provides an easy-to-read, accessible guide. He takes you by the hand and leads you to the Father with gentleness and encouragement every step of the way.”
—Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back with Joy

“I laughed. I cried. I read it out loud to my wife. In Talking with God Adam Weber does the seemingly impossible: he makes the topic of prayer fun, approachable, and imaginative! Talking with God will not just encourage your prayer life, it will kindle the fires of intimacy with God.”
—Dr. Timothy D. Willard, author of Veneer and Home Behind the Sun

“Adam is currently the pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in the country, yet he is quick to share that he is a work in progress. His success as a spiritual leader is due to his humility and authenticity born of his own prayer life. What a joy to know that at any point and time we can talk with God!”
—Bishop Bruce R. Ough, The United Methodist Church

“I promise, if you read this book and put the words into practice, your life will change, your work will change, your conversations will change.”
—Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Plywood People and author of More or Less

“Talking with God is not only a phenomenal book, it’s an important book. In a world that is making a lot of noise, Talking with God presents an encouraging, challenging guide to turning that volume down and conversing with our Creator. I don’t know where I’d be without Adam Weber, but I know I’d be further from Jesus. This is a MUST read.”
—Luke Lezon from @HoodJesusYo

“This is a book on prayer for the person who has heard it all or possibly nothing at all and simply wants their prayer life to grow.”
—Lisa Whittle, author of I Want God and {w}hole

“Adam delivers to us a practical guide to conversations with God. And when I say practical, I mean that I have NEVER felt like I’ve had a handle on a consistent prayer life. Through this book Adam has helped me take a major step toward just that. Consistency in prayer.”
—Carlos Whittaker, author of Moment Maker

About Adam Weber

ADAM WEBER lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He likes typewriters, drives a Rambler, cheers for the Cincinnati Bengals, has 4 chickens, and a dog named Daisy. He's the Founder and Lead Pastor of Embrace, a 10-year-old church that has grown to 6 campuses in two states. He and his beautiful wife, Becky, have four kids: Hudson, Wilson, Grayson and Anderson. Fun fact: He once made worldwide news when a turkey vulture fell out of the sky and onto his back porch during an ice storm. Google it.

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Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Mar 21, 2017

Trim Size: 6 x 8

Carton Quantity: 12

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About Talking with God by Adam Weber

Life is crazy. Prayer is simple.  Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet, when it comes to actually praying, often it feels awkward and complicated. I mean ... what should you actually pray about? What do you say? Is there anything you should or shouldn’t say? Do you have to speak out loud? Where do you even start? To make matters worse, we’ve heard about prayer for so long that we feel awkward asking about it. It’s like having to ask a person’s name after knowing them for years. Because we really should know their name by now, we feel embarrassed to ask. Then comes the reality and craziness of life. Between work, changing diapers, walking the dog, a full inbox, trying to keep up with our neighbors … and the laundry, who has time to pray? The truth is, prayer is simple. It’s like talking. Talking with a good friend.  And what we may not know is the best part: no matter where we are in life, God can’t wait to talk with us. What does it look like to pray in the midst of your life? What do you say when you don’t know how to pray? I’m asking the same questions. Let’s talk.

Press Release

Life is Crazy – Prayer is Simple
 
Popular speaker and pastor Adam Weber takes an honest look at prayer, helping those who are afraid to admit they don’t know how to pray or the right words to say. In his new book, Talking with God: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray, (WaterBrook, March 21, 2017) Weber writes to the person who is curious about prayer, whose life is crazy and yet wants to know God. The person who isn’t looking for a textbook explanation, a theological discussion or even a definition of prayer, but instead a conversation they can understand and relate to.
    
Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet, when it comes to actually praying, often it feels awkward and complicated, even to those who have grown up in the church.
    
 
Weber discusses the questions many have about prayer, but are afraid to ask:
·       What should you actually pray about?
·       What do you say?
·       Is there anything I should or shouldn’t say?
·       Do you have to speak out loud?
·       How should I pray when I’m faced with storms, discouragement or exhaustion?
    
 “Not only are we able to talk with God, but he wants to talk with us. Not only are we able to be his friend, but he wants to be ours,” says Weber. “I may not have all the answers, but through years of talking with God. I’m learning how.”
    
Weber will be on tour with Christian band Building 429 through the month of April, speaking and encouraging audiences that God isn’t boring but is a party-throwing God that is crazy about them and longs to be with them. And when they pray, this is the God they are talking with.

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By Paul Mastin

Adam Weber is pastor of one of the fastest-growing churches in America, Embrace Church in, of all places, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  His new book Talking With God: What to Say When You Don't Know How to Pray is for everyone who doesn't "have prayer figured out . . . who is curious about prayer . . . who wants to talk with God."  When Weber asked his friend, retired pastor Roger Fredrikson, how he would describe prayer,...

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By Deja Roberson

My favorite thing about this book is that it reads more like a conversation that you would have with a friend over coffee, than a novel or a self-help book. The book is challenging your awareness of the opportunities that you have throughout the day to spend in prayer and be in communication with God. The author incorporates these "field notes" that helps connect the dots and adds humor and humanity into a top that could easily be very heavy....

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By Amy Will

Prayer. It's simple yet can feel so complicated. I have had my share of questions about prayer.How do I pray? What do I pray about? When do I pray? Is God annoyed by my prayers? In "Talking With God", Adam Weber writes from a very relatable perspective covering those same questions. He explains the simplicity and the joy of prayer and that God actually can't wait to talk with us! How refreshing it was to know that I'm not the only one with...

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By Rhoda Kindred

Talking With GodBy: Adam Weber5 StarsI love, love, love this book!!! The style of writing, the simple truths, the practical lessons, the humor, the realness. It's a great book!Prayer seems like it should be so simple. Yet, when it comes to actually praying, often it feels awkward and complicated. I mean... what should you actually pray about? What do you say? Is there anything I should or shouldn't say? Do you have to speak out loud?Then...

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By Ken Morgan

Depending on who you are talking is either natural or unnatural. When it comes to talking with God, what we call prayer, is very unnatural for most people. We often believe that to pray to God you have to use the right religious sounding words or have some type of prayer formula. What I enjoyed about Adam Weber's book called Talking with God is that he addresses the ackward feeling of praying to God and helps people to see the heart of...

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