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Chapel Hill, NC
5 Stars Out Of 5
This book will deepen your prayer life
February 11, 2014
Chapel Hill, NC
This is more than just a book of scriptural prayers. The various categories allow for focusing prayers to the needs of the reader. These prayers are a great starting point as they will often lead me to very personal prayer. The reader will quickly realize how God speaks through Biblical prayer. It is amazing how relevant scripture is today and how praying these words will strengthen your relationship with God.
I have purchased this book for family members and friends who commented on the value of scriptural prayer in leading their own prayer life.
Dr. Banks has found a way to arrange and highlight these prayers to make them your own in a way that gives God the glory.
This is a very helpful book with easy to read and say prayers. I will be keeping this book handy as it covers a lot of areas with simple prayers to follow. This book would be helpful for a new Christian as it shows Biblical examples to follow. I gave this book 5/5 stars. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fresher prayer life or someone who is looking for a book about prayers in the Bible.
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.
This is a wonderfully organized book that will become a real treasure to help you find the right thoughts and words for your prayer time. Dr. James Banks describes how even Jesus' prayers included references to scriptures from the Old Testament. If Jesus prayed the prayers of the Bible, then this is a good format for us to consider. This book is organized into several different themes (e.g., Prayers to Praise and Honor God, Prayers to Strengthen Your Faith, Prayers To Confess Sin and Humble Ourselves, Prayers for Guidance and Direction, etc.) Each section begins with an overall reflection of the theme and then is followed by a series of scriptures pertaining to that theme. This helps to meditate on the promises of God from His word. These scriptures are followed by a series of Prayer Starters to "jump start your prayer" and also come directly from scriptures.
At the end of the book there is an additional summary of When To Pray These Prayers and specific scriptures listed for a variety of different topics (e.g., When You Want To Tell God You Love Him, When You Need Encouragement, When You Need Justice, When You Are In Trouble, etc.)
There is great value in just reading the Table of Contents of this book which is a summary of each of the specific scripture promises pertaining to each theme. This book is not only a great resource, but a great reference as well. This is a book that you won't just read once but will reference over and over again. Because there is so much great information in this book, I think it would be more valuable to have a paper copy to flip through, mark up and compare scriptures rather than reading this as an e-book. This is sure to be a classic on your bookshelf for years to come.
I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Discovery House Publishers and Net Galley in exchange for my fair and honest opinion of this book. I enjoyed it so much I will be buying a paper copy too!
Praying the Prayers of the Bible is a wonderful resource to improve and enhance your daily prayer life. I really appreciate the layout of the book. Each section has a short reflection, related scripture, prayers from the Bible to pray, and prayer starters. Topics include Prayers to Say Thank You, Prayers to Strengthen Faith and Give Ourselves to God, Prayers about Everyday Needs, Prayers to Confess Sin and Humble Ourselves, Prayers for Guidance and Direction, Prayers for Help and Protection, Wrestling Prayers, and Blessing Prayers. I am enjoying using the prayers of the Bible that James Banks has researched and gleaned from the Bible for readers. Jesus himself prayed by quoting the scriptures and used the prayers of the Bible to commune with His Father. Jesus is our example and I appreciate the insights included in this book.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Discovery House, in exchange for an honest review.