“If you want to know who you are and why you’re here, start praying every day.”—From Chapter One You’re in your teens, your twenties, your thirties and you’re wondering—does prayer have anything at all to do with your life? You don’t pray, at least not regularly, and you don’t really know how. On the other hand, if God is who he says he is, and if he communicates with us through prayer, as Scripture and the saints and plenty of ordinary people say he does, then clearly you’re missing out on something huge. Jim Beckman will not only introduce you to the wisdom and teaching of the Church regarding prayer, he will also provide tools that will help you achieve real intimacy with God. Nothing can replace that relationship with God, and nothing can get you there except the mysterious, unfolding experience of daily prayer.
Jim Beckman is the executive director of ImpactCenter, a youth minister mentoring and consulting ministry based in Colorado. A passionate, dynamic speaker, he has been a host of Franciscan University of Steubenville’s summer youth conferences for more than twenty years and has served in various leadership roles in national youth ministry. Jim and his wife, Meg, have five children.