First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Max Lucado and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Before Amen" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
'Before Amen' by Max Lucado is heartwarming and humorous. It is instruction and encouragement. It is loaded with Scripture and stories and practical advice to transform your prayer life. This little book is a powerful gift to give someone else. Just make sure you grab a copy for yourself. And you may want to grab a box of tissues, too, because open heart surgery is about to take place.
It’s nice to know that a Pastor and teacher like Max Lucado struggles with prayer as I do. In his silky-smooth storytelling, Max breaks prayer down to its simplest form and punctuates the teaching with stories from his life and others’ that send each point home. I was thrilled to re-learn that prayer is not about me!
Initially, I was disappointed that the study guide wasn’t included in the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy). But after reading the book, I feel cleansed, refreshed, encouraged and completely blessed!