In The Necessity of Prayer, Bounds suggests that prayer is an essential part of the Christian believer’s life. He writes, “the Christian soldier, if he fight to win, must pray much.” Bounds’ book, however, is not simply a list of prayers for one to work through, but also a discourse on the very nature of prayer. He connects the nature of prayer to other features of the Christian life, such as faith, reverence, patience, hope, character, conduct, and faithfulness. Bounds’ passion for prayer shines through in this work, and cannot but help motivate those who read it to also see the necessity of prayer. Perfect for individual study, Bounds’ book is sure to change the way one prays.