Friday, April 13, 2012

Wrestling Prayer


I don't usually do book reviews, but a couple of months ago, I came upon this book in my daughters room. The title was intriguing, so I picked up the book and started reading it. Started reading it is putting it a little mild. I was riveted.

I had never heard of these authors before, but apparently they have written several books, together and separately, and all I can say is WOW!!! This book impacted me as no other has since reading "Knowing God" by J.I. Packer 25 years ago.

Read these words from the back cover -

"Do you long to pray more effectively? Are you ready to pray with real power and experience real results? Powerful prayer leads to powerful living. "

Does that capture your attention??

"Wrestling Prayer is the key that unlocks the supernatural strength that moves mountains and calms storms. It can radically transform your life and unleash God's power in ways beyond what you can even imagine."

Eric and Leslie Ludy have a contemporary writing style, and at first I was not quite prepared for their easy going manuscript. However, this young couple opened my eyes to the power and magnitude that powerful prayer can unleash. They share about the Mighties of scripture and how God used these men and women and desires to work through you and me in the same ways.

Here is an excerpt -

"There is a vast shortage of believers who simply believe with childlike faith that God even desires to build such super heroes in our modern day. We have far more faith in the power of the enemy to defeat us then we do in the power of our God to deliver us, change us, empower us, and demonstrate His mighty nature in and through us."

I was overwhelmed with the account of David and the faith that brought him through his trials, sorrows, victory and miracles.

"Seek to know your King in such a way - to lean your head upon His chest, to know His most intimate thoughts. For this is where the Mighties are made."

"To pray is the ultimate wisdom - the highest act, the most brilliant behavior, the most perfect expenditure of the human life."

"Effectual, fervent prayer is how God changes this world and bestows upon it the beauty, grace, and power that HE purchased at the cross."

This book is powerful, not a formula for prayer, but a testimony of God's power and His desire for us to KNOW HIM.

You can find it on Amazon.

9 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

That sounds like a book that I will read...I think there is so much to learn about God and praying.
Sweet blue bowl!
Have a great weekend. Daughter and Future SIL are CLOSING on their house today! Answered prayer!
Warmly,
deb

Allie said...

Thanks for the review hon, I'll look for it!

Maple Lane said...

Thank you for sharing. I'll be looking for this one. Have a blessed weekend.

Val said...

Wow. This sounds like something I would love!!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

never heard of this book but I believe with all my heart in the power of prayer. Great review.

Charlotte said...

Wow, thanks for giving this great review. I'll have to check into it.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Pamela said...

I love reading reviews that "grab" me and I'm instantly drawn to Amazon! This is one I'll be downloading. Oh to pray with more faith and learn to know God in a greater way. I long for it!

Vicki said...

Thank you for letting me know about this book, Jocelyn. I covet your prayers right now as there is a special need in my family for prayer. Thank you. Sending love to you~Vicki

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