Prayer

Book Review: Whispers of Hope

Whispers of HopeBeth Moore

Publisher: B & H Publishing Group

Pages: 224

ISBN: 978-1433681097

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Whispers of Hope is a daily devotional about prayer. The author begins by breaking down the parts of prayer; praise, repentance, acknowledgment, intersession, supplication for self, and equipping.  She described these in detail. Then she follows each day’s entry with a listing of those categories headlining a space to write.  People who like to journal during prayer will enjoy this book.


She continues by covering the subjects we might struggle against. For example, one entry studies gossip. Another talks about God’s gentle reality-check when we think we know more than He does.  She also reminds us that we can go through storms though we are completely in His will.


Whispers of Hope covers ten weeks of daily meditations so I won’t list every subject.


Beth Moore is a popular speaker and writer of long standing. Her writing, like her speaking shows her to be intelligent and articulate. You will find new ways to look at your problems.



Book Review: God is Able

God is Able with TemplatePriscilla Shirer

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Pages: 176

Price: $8:18

ISBN: 978-1433681912

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God is Able studies Ephesians 3:20-21:

Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory  in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Paul wrote Ephesians 3:20-21 when he was imprisoned, it seems more likely that he would write a liturgy to his suffering as David did in many Psalms. Instead, Paul found hope in God apart from his circumstances.

I reviewed a book by author Priscilla Shirer several years ago, published by Moody Press--publisher of learned treatises on Christian truth. I found that book, though valuable and useful, a little dry.

But Moody editors must have removed her personality. God Is Able gives a glimpse of an attractive woman who lives her faith. She writes as she probably speaks.The reader will find no dryness here.

She understands discouragement and trouble, but has come through it more in love with Christ than in all her life as a preacher‘s daughter. God is Able is not self-help. If you follow these five steps it will all be fixed. There isn’t a single step to follow (unless you count turning your life completely over to God).

I came away from God Is Able encouraged, and determined to pray bigger to a bigger God than any of us can imagine.

One point of  disagreement; it has become fashionable to stick the title in the middle of the page with no other decoration and call it a cover. I miss the days of beautiful covers. There is no reason to choose this book in a bookstore.

Priscilla Shirer is the daughter of Dr. Tony Evans and a busy writer and speaker in her own right.

 

I received this book from the author's representative. I have not met the author and I receive no pay for any review. This is my opinion.