5 Stars Out Of 5
Power in Praise
November 22, 2014
My friends and I are just discovering this treasure! Written in the early 70's, it has the distinctive feel of the Jesus movement of that era. I came to know Christ in 1976 so the book takes me back to that simpler time. However, I had never read any of Merlin Carother's books and I marvel that I missed the avalanche of reaction that resulted from this man's simple insights and practices.
Power in Praise is a sort of sequel to Mr. Carother's first book: Prison to Praise. It presents the theology behind the practice of praising God for everything; the bad as well as the good. I approached it cautiously but by the time I was halfway through it, I was drawn in and agreeing with the wisdom and practicality of thanking our Creator and Source of all temporal and eternal workings on our behalf, regardless of our less than joyful circumstances. It is so basic and yet profound. The message is that God is free to work wonders in our lives when we express our faith in Him through praise in and for ALL things. Yes, He is always free to work but there is a spiritual dynamic involved when we give glory in all circumstances because the Bible says that God inhabits the praises of His people. There is a measure of faith resulting in genuine trust that is necessary in order be thankful in the worst of times. 1Thess 5:16 - 18 is the primary Scripture used by Mr. Carothers along with Romans 8:28. I highly recommend this book, it can be life-changing!