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5 Stars Out Of 5
Just what I needed!
January 31, 2014
Do you find yourself desiring to be more productive in your prayer time? I sure did. Even though I knew my prayers didn't need to be long and perfect, and that God knew my heart on every matter, I still wanted to have more knowledge on the subject. I wanted to make sure my prayers were in fact reaching God and were as effective as possible. Who better to learn from then Stormie Omartian?!
Let me just say that you will, with out a doubt, learn everything you need to know by reading Prayer Warrior all by it's self. However, I cannot begin to tell you how much deeper my understanding and knowledge has grown by going through the Study Guide as well. I took my time reading the book and doing the study guide, really letting it penetrate my mind, heart, soul, and spirit. And I'm so very glad I did. I am certain that I will come out of each battle victorious!
I want to encourage you to grab this set. Whether you are wanting to learn how to become a prayer warrior or would like a refresher, you will find what you need in these books.
***Thank you, Harvest House Publishers, for giving me Prayer Warrior for free in exchange of my honest review.***
If you have not read any of the other prayer books by this author, Stormie Omartian, this particular book is a great one to start with. If you have read some of her other books you know what you getting into! There are a lot of helpful tips on how to become a better prayer warrior. From whom we as Christians are fighting against every day to how to use prayer in that fight. Once you know what you are up against your prayers can be more specific and therefore more helpful to your spirit. Although I do not always agree with ideas she has about ways to pray or things to say in the prayers, I do think that prayer changes things. That said this book gives you some great ideas on improving your prayer life as you deal with the complications of the day. I gave this book 4/5 stars. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a more intense prayer life.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
Based on solid, Biblical principals, and written in an easy-to-read manner, "Prayer Warrior" is just what you've been looking for, to guide you in your prayer life and challenge you at the same time! As with her prior books, Stormie writes from her soul, openly sharing from her own past and from what she's learned in her own Christian journey. I greatly appreciate the way that she draws from so many Bible passages and people's lives from the Bible, so that she's not just offering "Stormie's guide to prayer", but is actually uncovering the truths contained in the Word about the power of prayer to do battle in the world around us. I also love the prayers that she includes in her book, a section at the end of each chapter entitled "Prayer for the Prayer Warrior" that focuses on applying the truths contained in that chapter to your own life. Ultimately, Stormie encourages us to see that we are called to partner with God in prayer, by releasing his power on earth, encouraging us that "as you invite the Holy Spirit to lead you, your prayers will always be alive. Your prayer life will continue to be exciting as you feel His presence leading you". I've talked to many people who feel like prayer at times can be nothing but work, but Stormie reminds us to rely on God's power to enable us to join Him in prayer, and she's absolutely right! I know that even when I haven't felt like praying, that when I just start anyway and ask Him to be present, the Holy Spirit is always there and giving me the strength and joy to warrior with Him. I love that Stormie even notes that she doesn't want us just to READ about prayer, but to get out there and get praying! Excellent advice indeed.
I found "Prayer Warrior" to be a wonderful addition to the arsenal of prayer books available to readers today. I award it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and encourage you to pick up a copy of your own. You'll be glad you did!
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Harvest House. Available at your favourite bookseller!