Permission to pray honestly

John Woods  |  Reviews
Date posted:  1 Dec 2023
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Permission to pray honestly

LEARNING TO LAMENT:
Our Heavenly Father’s Embrace When We Grieve
By Paul Mallard
Union Publishing. 188 pages. £9.99
ISBN 978 1 739 342 661

One of the positive outcomes of the season marked by Covid was a renewed emphasis on Biblical lament. This timely book explores how Scripture provides us with a warrant to use Biblical lament as a robust mechanism for dealing with our puzzling questions, pain and grief. 

Paul Mallard shows us how to be honest about expressing our feelings when we speak to the Lord about the pain in our lives. It is truly liberating to be given permission to tell God what we are feeling when life hurts, and to see these prayers of lament as within the range of true spirituality:

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