Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Secrets of Intercessory Prayer- Book Review

Here are the keys to unlocking effective intercessory prayer. With encouragement, powerful testimonies and keen biblical guidance, pastor and bestselling author Jack Hayford offers the insight you need to pray more effectively for God's grace, goodness and power in the lives of those you love.

 The Secrets of Intercessory Prayer by Jack Hayford is probably one of the best books I have read on this subject.  This book is filled with helpful suggestions on how to pray for those who are not Christians, as well as ways we can relate to them. I especially appreciated the information about remembering to let God do His part, praying for our children, praying for those we don’t want to pray for and praying without ceasing.
While I found the title to be slightly misleading (I really did not find any ‘secrets”) the content was very useful and invigorating. I have already shared portions of The Secrets of Intercessory Prayer with my Bible study friends.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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Until later~

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Beyond Ordinary Blog Tour

How safe is your marriage? The answer may surprise you. The biggest threat to any marriage isn’t infidelity or miscommunication. The greatest enemy is ordinary. Ordinary marriages lose hope. Ordinary marriages lack vision. Ordinary marriages give in to compromise. Ordinary is the belief that this is as good as it will ever get. And when we begin to settle for ordinary, it’s easy to move from “I do” to “I’m done.”
Justin and Trisha Davis share with the reader their honest and transparent journey toward a marriage that is more than ordinary. The journey starts with them falling in love in college, continues through various ministries and moves and concludes with their ongoing restoration after the betrayal of adultery.
Beyond Ordinary is written so that the reader experiences the viewpoints of both authors in a “he said/she
said” fashion followed by collaboration by both Justin and Trisha in each chapter. Each chapter ends with four
 thought provoking questions. 
I found Beyond Ordinary to be riveting and aesthetic. It left me not only inspired to strive for an extraordinary marriage, but also a closer, “less ordinary” daily walk with Christ. I have been following Justin and Trisha on Twitter and on their blog for the past couple of years and knew their “story” but I still found Beyond Ordinary to be superb and encouraging. You do not have to be dealing with infidelity to appreciate Beyond Ordinary.
For more information be sure the visit the Davis' web site- Refine Us and follow on Twitter- Justin Davis  You can purchase Beyond Ordinary HERE or watch the trailer HERE.

The publisher provided me with Beyond Ordinary to read and review.

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Until later~