A Method for Prayer

A Method for Prayer - steve kindorf

I want to start off by saying that I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I usually wait to the end to tell people that, but I wanted to say first and foremost that I didn't buy this book - and you shouldn't too. 

1) It's for sale for $.99 on Amazon, but according to the description, you can get the e-book and audio free on his website.  Leaves me wondering why he has it for sale on Amazon then.

2) It is the exact book written by Reverend Matthew Henry back in 1710, so if you've already read this, then you know what it says.  Yeah, this guy went through and did some modern spelling on things.  He also added a glossary in the back, a daily Bible reading plan and Psalm 119.  According to the description, there's also something called "My Affection," which is described as "a collection of devotional prayers to the Godhead of Jesus Christ."  THAT is really just a bunch of sayings with places in the Bible to go read.  I guess it could be called a "poem" of sorts, but with the Bible passages, it's just awkward.

I wanted so much from this book.  I really did.  But the formatting in the e-book I was sent is just plain awful.  Things that are from Henry are set up in a somewhat odd outline form while others are just paragraphs.  And it's basically ways to praise and pray to him, followed by Bible passages to back up what he's saying.  I found myself skimming through the Bible passages to try to get the meaning of what was trying to be said in the first place.  This is obviously not a sit-down-and-read book because it comes across more like a reference book.  The Bible reading plan is interesting - by the end of this you'll have read the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice - you skip around - but I've seen similar things before online.  If the author wanted to fix it up to make it more relateable to modern readers (which is why, I assume, that he used modern spelling of the words), he should have fixed it up to where people could read it and understand the point without being bogged down by so much that is not necessary - maybe have an Appendix in the back.