Other Books that Robert V Rakestraw has authored- or co-authored

Heart Cries book cover

In Heart Cries: Praying by the Spirit in the Midst of Life, professor of theology emeritus Robert V. Rakestraw has created a treasury of diverse resources and powerful insights for those who want to develop their lives with God through prayer. Written with Jane Spriggs, Dr. Rakestraw not only shows readers the power of prayer, but also the value of pursuing God in the middle of life’s mysteries. In six thoughtfully composed parts, including “The Mystery of Intercessory Prayer” and “Benedictions of the Bible,” the authors carefully explore biblical texts and principles of prayer before offering fifty-two topical prayers. Accessible and grace-filled, this book is essential for people intentional about growing their prayer lives as individuals or in small groups.




One Teacher’s Relentless Pursuit of Salvation, Spirituality, and the Strength to Suffer Well

Robert V. Rakestraw

foreword by Roger E. Olson

In this fascinating spiritual-theological autobiography, Robert Rakestraw tells of his lifelong, unceasing search for God. After a troubled and unconventional childhood, he came to know the grace and freedom of God in a personal way during his college years. He then embarked on an unwavering intellectual and spiritual quest for truth and meaning in life. Without technical language, Rakestraw highlights significant developments and revisions in his understanding of God and God’s ways of interacting with the world. In striking and sometimes intimate detail he relates compellingly his experiences as a student, pastor, professor, sufferer, heart-transplant recipient, and above all, seeker of God. Dr. Rakestraw’s gripping portrayal of his difficulties and sufferings, especially with regard to health issues, does not come across as depressing. Rather, it presents the sustaining love and goodness of God in such a way that will pull readers in to investigate the remarkable and freely-offered grace of God extolled by the author.

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