Kent Wagner

Discovering Intimacy in Prayer – Walking With God Book Study

10 weeks
All levels
6 lessons
2 quizzes
1 student

Have you struggled to find an intimate prayer life with God?  In this six-week study of the book Walking With God, you will be challenged to think about your relationship with Jesus in much more intimate terms (John 10:27 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”).  There are three elements to this course – there will be no grading or follow-up.  This is strictly designed for you to go further and deeper in your own relationship with God and as an added resource for you.

  1. You will purchase (find it on Amazon or Audible and other retailers) and read a chapter a week out of the book, “Walking With God” by John Eldredge
  2. You will need to purchase a prayer journal.  During this 6 week course, you will take approximately 5-30 minutes daily to journal out your prayers to God.
  3. You will schedule one day during the 6 weeks to get off alone for at least 8 hours to just be with God – a Sabbatical Day.  No phone, no books, no bible – just you, God, and His creation.

You will note that this course is designed more as a guide to utilize for completing the course rather than teaching the information.

You will need to complete the Reflection section each week after reading the chapter.

About the Book Walking With God:

From Publishers Weekly

For bestselling evangelical author Eldredge (Wild at Heart), Christians are meant to inherit the kind of intimacy that Adam and Eve had with God in the Garden of Eden, but the belief that God only speaks through the Bible hinders a Christian’s ability to experience that intimacy. Drawing from a year’s worth of journaling about his walk with God, Eldredge models how talking to God is as easy as checking daily to ask, What are you saying, Lord? Sometimes when Eldredge queries God, God’s response confounds him. For example, when God responds repeatedly with two words, My love, it takes an accident and a personal epiphany for Eldredge to understand that God wants him to rebuild [his] personality based on [God’s] love. Through everyday life lessons, personal anecdotes, and a lot of scripture, Eldredge shows how Christians can get into direct conversation with God, encouraging readers to ask for answers about anything and everything. Eldredge’s story (as opposed to chapter) format is supposed to better help readers to pause along the way at those points where God is speaking to you, but it results in a lack of real organization and may make it difficult for readers to uncover an overarching theme in the course of a section. (Apr. 15)
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About the Author

John Eldredge is the founder and director of Ransomed Heart™ Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a fellowship devoted to helping people discover the heart of God. John is the author of numerous books, including Epic, Waking the Dead, Wild at Heart, and Desire, and coauthor of Captivating and The Sacred Romance. John lives in Colorado with his wife, Stasi, and their three sons, Samuel, Blaine, and Luke. He loves living in the Rocky Mountains so he can pursue his other passions, including fly-fishing, mountain climbing, and exploring the waters of the West in his canoe.
Kent Wagner
I am the Lead pastor at Harmony Christian Church. I love Jesus and am passionate about helping people learn how to connect their lives with Christ!