Rather than being a book on the theology and manner of prayer, Austin Phelps here exposes the struggles experienced by Christians in prayer and the impediments to communion with God. First published in 1860, its language is at times a little outdated but all comes from a true pastor's heart. Austin Phelps (1820-1890) was an American Congregational minister who served as President of Andover Theological Seminary for 10 years. He wrote books that were standard works in his day, but The Still Hour, a devotional classic, remains his most enduring legacy. This edition has been completely re-typeset for re-issue.