Monday, June 12, 2017
Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiler
Praying with confidence, boldness, and grace
This is a 193 Page book that talks about prayer and then a 21 Days to Spiritual Breakthrough Devotional at the back of the book. The book was in a different format than I am used, but I think there are some good points to the way it is written. The odd chapters talk about "I Am....", "I Am Chosen" "I Am Honored." I Am Secure" and etc. The even chapters talk about learning to pray.. with faith, with conviction, with grace, etc. The even chapters are more like a Bible study with lots of verses to look up and questions to answer. I think those chapters could be very valuable if you took the time to go through them and answer the questions and journal your thoughts.
For me, I didn't find the book to be so much about praying with fervor as getting rid of the things in your life that could hinder your prayer life. Each odd chapter started with a story of someone who had overcome whatever the chapter was about. Maybe I read it too fast, but I was expecting more of a how-to-pray book. Now, this book might actually be more of what we need. If there are things in my life that hinder my communication with God, those need to be dealt with first.
I probably started with a bit of mental block as well. Sue talks about being raised Mennonite and had a story or two of her Mennonite friends. I know there are many "varieties" of Mennonites, but the stories didn't really resonate with me and my own Mennonite culture, so I struggled with that a bit. Also the fact that she is an ordained pastor, which again is contrary to my culture and often makes me treat the author with a little more caution.
All that to say, that I think there is much good to be gained from this book even so.
This book was given me by Bethany Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review.
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