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4 Stars Out Of 5
Helpful to oneâ€™s devotional life.
February 28, 2012
I must confess that this book is totally different than what I thought it would be. I had never read or heard a book by Stormie Omartian although I've seen her books before and the titles always caught my attention.
Praying the Bible? I assumed it had you quoting scripture verses to God in your prayers. Instead it uses the verses of the scriptures as a springboard for your prayers.
Here is an example:
"Stand firm in freedom Christ has given you.
Galatians 5:1 "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.."
Lord I thank you, for the freedom you have given me in Christ. Help me not to fall back into the old way of doing things and the old habits of thought. Enable me to stand strong in all I know of you_"
Have you learned to meditate on the scriptures? In my opinion "Praying the Bible Into Your Life" by Stormie Omartian is excellent as an resource of how to do this. Many people just rush through their Bible reading and it doesn't profit them as much as it should.
This book is read by Tavia Gilbert. I think she reads it well. It's not too fast or too slow and is done in a respectful manner.
I do agree with some of the other reviewers that this would be nicer to read as a book, rather than listen because each "prayer" is so short that it doesn't lend itself well to just listening to one and going on. This is a book one shouldn't hurry through. However under chapters in iTunes you can see a segment of what each verse/prayer is about - so if you wanted to go to the effort you could just listen to one a day and ponder and pray on it. Also those who like the KJV of the Bible should note that this particular audio quotes verses from the NKJV. For these reasons I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this audio book (in downloadable format) as a part of the Christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work. For more information about this and other Christian audio books visit christianaudio.com.
I really enjoyed how short and simple the book which made it much easier to listen to as my day progressed. The way in which the audio was done made listening easy and it really kept my attention.
The reader of the book had a great flow and rhythm which allowed the book to move smoothly from section to section. The clarity was also well done so that I did not have to strain or turn the volume higher to listen effectively.
However, I think I would have preferred a male voice to read some of the sections. The female reader did a great job but it seemed that the softness of the feminine wasn't powerful enough for me on certain passages; just a personal preference.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this audio book as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work. For more information about this and other Christian audio books visit christianaudio.com.
I've read many of Stormie Omartian's books on prayer and have the little prayer cards that go along with several of them. I regularly refer to these books when I run into a snag in life, and wondered how I'd like the audio version of her latest, Praying the Bible Into Your Life.
When I slipped on my headphones and began, I immediately loved the narrator's voice, calm and confident. After the introduction, I expected to hear a long talk about each topic, as in the other books she's written, followed by instructions on putting this into practice, and then a prayer. Instead, I found that each topic is only about 30 seconds long, with a short scripture passage followed by a prayer. Just the right amount of time to get to the point.
The 193 topics are listed as the titles of each chapter, meaning that when I want to look up "Ask God for Wisdom" or "Be Ready for Battle", easily scrolling through the titles pulls up just what I'm looking for. The topics are diverse and the prayers are specific in each one, and I have already put them to use at times that I felt I needed to get down to business with God about urgent situations. Hearing the scriptures that speak specifically to what I'm going through, then a prayer using that scripture to remind me of God's involvement in my life was a great source of comfort. This is an audio file that should be in every believer's mp3 player!
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