Monday, December 1, 2014

Pray the Scriptures When Life Hurts

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By Kevin Johnson

This book was given me by Bethany House for the purpose of reading and writing a review about it.

I liked this book.  It's a very different style of writing, but I think it works.  Kevin has 10 chapters dealing with anything from loneliness to questions to peace to surrender and ending with hope.  He talks a little about his own journey and places a person can find themselves in, but mostly he takes a Scripture, divides it out into 4 or more sections and has you pray it.  He offers a verse and then gives some open-ended sentences to allow you to tell God what you are really feeling.

For example: II Corinthians 12:8- "Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away."  His open-ended sentences that follow are: "You've said no to....." and "When you say no to my pleading,I feel...."  This allows you to really analyze how you are feeling and talk to God about it.

And there were some positives too, like "I confidently expect..." after reading Psalm 27: 13, 14

Kevin also wrote a Pray the Scriptures Bible.  I would like to take a look at that sometime and see how he put all that together.  Obviously, he didn't write the Bible portion, but he talks about the prayers he wrote for it and the healing it brought him on his own journey out of depression.

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