Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The Essential Guide to Prayer by Dutch Sheets

The Essential Guide to Prayer by Dutch Sheets  
The Essential Guide to Prayer by Dutch Sheets
Life-Changing Teaching on the Simplicity of Having a Powerful Prayer Life 

A prayer life with God isn't complex, but sometimes not knowing how to start can be enough to make a person turn away altogether. In The Essential Guide to Prayer, you'll discover that the starting point is to find your motivation for prayer in the power of love by forming a solid relationship with God as Father and friend. As Dutch Sheets lays the foundation for your motivation to pray, he challenges you to reflect with "Did You Understand?" questions at the end of each chapter. Dig deeper into the core of your prayer life by learning to pray effectively both alone and in groups, and by persisting in prayer until you see God's answers.

Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and speaker. Based in Colorado, he travels extensively, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. He has pastored, taught, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. Learn more at www.dutchsheets.org.

Here's my review of this encouraging book on prayer:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dutch Sheets and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Essential Guide to Prayer" 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.

“The Essential Guide to Prayer” by Dutch Sheets builds the framework necessary for learning how to pray with power and effectiveness.  As it always happens with things ordained by God, this book arrived at the perfect time!  My Sunday school class is doing a Bible study on prayer.  I am spending my quiet time in Colossians and meditating on what it means to be “in Christ”.  I am studying 1 and 2 Peter and warnings about false teachers.  If there’s ever been a time that the church needs to be prayed up, it’s now.

This easily digestible book also answered nagging questions I’ve had about prayer for as long as I can remember such as:  Do our prayers really cause God to heal and save or would He have done it anyway, even without our asking? 

“The Essential Guide to Prayer” got me excited about praying.  I didn’t realize how much I needed this until the excitement was re-ignited in me.  Since beginning this book, my prayer life has become more genuine and passionate.  My prayer time is less rote (just reading my requests and not really engaging God).  I highly recommend this read for every Christian.  I’m sure I will pick this book up again and again whenever I feel my prayer life getting stale.

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