Friday, April 20, 2012

Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child by James Banks

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Discovery House Publishers (April 1, 2011)

***Special thanks to Susan Otis, Creative Resources, for sending me a review copy.***


An Ohio native (and demoralized fan of Cleveland sports teams), Mike attended seminary in Grand Rapids, where he has been stuck every since. He isn’t complaining, for West Michigan’s many churches and miles of fresh water coastline makes for a fine place to raise a family. He and his wife, Julie, have three young children, Avery, Landon and Alayna. Because of them, he has no hobbies.

When Mike isn’t playing catch or kck the can with his kids, he can be found teaching theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also enjoys writing books, such as this one, that help Christians to treasure and apply the gospel to their lives. Nothing is more important, for we’re all going to die. And then live again!

Visit the author's website.


Other parents may not understand what you’re up against with your prodigal son or daughter, but God understands. He knows what its like to have a world full of prodigals, and He waits for you to bring yours to Him through committed, passionate praying.

Parents can bless their child in no greater way than to pray for his or her salvation. Yet sometimes knowing what to pray can be difficult. Prayers for Prodigals will help you pray for your prodigal child while encouraging you and reminding you of the power of God to answer prayer. Ninety Scripture-based prayers cover emotional and practical challenges faced by parents of prodigals.

Use this book to partner with God, through prayer, to change your child’s eternal future by bringing your son or daughter into a vital relationship with Jesus. Nothing in this world or the next could possibly matter more.

Product Details:

List Price: $10.99

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Discovery House Publishers (April 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1572934522

ISBN-13: 978-1572934528

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER (Please click the cover below to LOOK INSIDE!):

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to James Banks and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child" 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.

Scripture and short, poignant stories begin each week and set the theme for each reading in the parental devotional “Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child” by James Banks. Each daily reading has its own scripture reference, heading and a beautifully crafted prayer with scripture verses salted throughout. Plus, there’s room on each page for recording notes, thoughts, personal prayers and answers to prayer. There is also a valuable table of contents that can be used to jump right into specific issues that you need to pray about for your child – or any other wayward loved one.

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