Kyle Lake was the pastor of University Baptist, whose claim to fame is being the home of David Crowder Band. Tragically, he died a few years ago during a baptism at their church. It’s one of those stories you hear and just cannot process in any of your existing categories.
This book is a deconstruction of prayer and the methods of prayer commonly found in the western church. Unfortunately, I find that once it’s deconstructed, it’s merely replaced with an eastern culture of prayer. This is really attractive in emerging circles. Heck, I love eastern prayer methods; they’ve been very meaningful for me. I do wish, however, that we’d be able to see the emerging of a new way of prayer, one that is influenced by the deconstruction of former ways, that is culturally helpful for the emerging generation.
This book is probably best for a young adult audience, who is just entering that age and spiritual level where they begin to question cultural assumptions. For me, it wasn’t life altering, but I could see it being just so for someone who is just entering the postmodernity and Christianity conversation.