Pastor Jim's book, Prayer Coach, is available at Lifeline Bookstore. This book is not just an excellent read but is intended to be a great tool to deepen your prayer life and relationship with God.
“Do you wish you were a better prayer?” Pose this question to any believer and the answer would likely be a resounding “yes!” While a strong prayer life is the desire of many believers, the reality is often difficult to come by.
In Prayer Coach, Pastor Jim begins with a frank discussion about the obstacles of prayer and then offers practical suggestions and basic principles on how a reader can strengthen his or her prayer life and bring depth to this spiritual discipline. As readers apply the methods taught in this book, they will learn to approach the throne of God with passion, fervency, and confidence.
- If you have been impacted by reading and applying the principles of Prayer Coach and would like to share your gratitude with Pastor Jim, send him a message here.
- Click on this link to hear Defining Moments, an audio journal with Pastor Jim and Bill Hybels of Willow Creek, about Prayer Coach.
- Read about Prayer Coach on Dr. Joel Willitts blog. Joel is Assistant Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University, Chicago.
- Read about Prayer Coach on a blog written by Scot McKnight. Scot is an Anabaptist theologian and is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University.
Here are comments by readers of Prayer Coach:
"Pastor Jim has put together a great, biblically-based game plan in Prayer Coach. His message is relevant and easy to apply, and has certainly enhanced my day-to-day walk with God." Mitch R.
"Prayer Coach is the championship playbook on prayer. It takes years of coaching and growth and compacts it into a form that anyone can apply." Joe M.
“This book had a singular effect on me. . . . It made me want to pray more.”
—Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church and Author of Too Busy Not to Pray
“The word coach always brings to mind the men that led me throughout my career. They possessed a combination of encouragement, challenge, humility, praise, instruction, and expectation toward me. May this book uplift and challenge you to take your prayer life to new heights, just as those men did for me and the game of football.”
—Mike Singletary, Hall of Fame Chicago Bears Linebacker and Assistant Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers
“Get ready to be encouraged. Prepare to learn how to be intimate with the King of creation. There is nothing in my life that compares with drawing near to God. It is the deepest joy of my heart. So you can imagine my excitement to come upon a resource that equips me more effectively. There are scores of ideas and insights that Prayer Coach uncovers that promise to sustain an unquenchable desire for more of Jesus in my life.”
— Bill McCartney, Founder, Promise Keepers and Former Head Football Coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes
“When I think of my friend Jim, the word prayer always comes to mind. I’m thankful he has distilled his lifetime of insights and practices into this wonderfully accessible and practical book.”
— Lee Strobel, Author of the Case for the Real Jesus
“Are you wondering how to grow in your prayer life? Nicodem offers practical suggestions for you to consider, helpful tips that come straight from his own personal experience as a follower of Christ and a pastor. His insights will assist you in developing a deeper relationship with our heavenly Father. Nothing is more important.”
— Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse
“At last a practical guide to prayer that avoids the ethereal heights to which most of us can never ascend. For all of us who say with the disciples, ‘Lord, teach us to pray,’ Jim gives us a clear and attainable path toward learning to enjoy the blessings and benefits of personal conversations with God.”
— Joe Stowell, President, Cornerstone College and Former President, Moody Bible Institute
"I just want to thank you for, first of all, following God's leading to become a man of prayer. I know that Prayer Coach was not just a book you wrote. I heard your talk through Willow's Defining Moments and was impressed enough to get the book. I read it thinking that it will help our congregation, but I can honestly say that it has revolutionized my prayer life in the last month. I am in the middle of a two week series on Colossians 4:2-4 and am using your book as a tool in that. In fact, we've bought 60 copies to make them available to our people to purchase. God has done a lot in our 5 year old church, but I believe He is going to do much more now since I am becoming a man of prayer and our church will I am sure follow suit. I just wanted you to know how God is using you in Idaho! Be blessed!"
— Paul Hatfield, Lead Pastor, The Pursuit Boise, ID