I've been fasting since I was 11 yrs old when I vowed to fast one day a week for my back-slidden father. I found this book many years later and it is a great foundation of the discipline of fasting and its history. It includes examples of Floyd's personal experiences and answers to his prayers when accompanied by fasting. I attribute fasting accompanied with prayer to my strong spiritual hunger as a teen and into ministry as an adult. This book encouraged me to once again renew the discipline of serious fasting in my life as an older adult.
Those of us who call ourselves Christians have the power of the Holy Spirit in us. That same power is what raised Jesus from the dead. However, few of us take advantage of this power that is at our disposal.Ronnie W. Floyd is the senior pastor of two campus churches in Arkansas the First Baptist Church of Springdale and The Church at Pinnacle Hills. He has revised and expanded his best-seller, The Power of Prayer and Fasting, and it is now available from B&H Books.Pastor Floyds premise, which comes right out of the Bible, is that prayer and fasting are Gods gateway to supernatural power and spiritual breakthroughs. These are spiritual disciplines which are required of us. According to Pastor Floyd, prayer and fasting is a Scripture-ordained act of obedience a deep means of humbling ourselves before God, drawing closer to Him, and making room for Him to speak and act in our lives. Pastor Floyd offers powerful examples from his experiences personally and in his church to show God moving powerfully to answer the requests of His people. This book provides sound doctrine, and gives us solid instructions on how to break through our strongholds.I am convinced that if Christians would follow the instructions provided concisely and convincingly in this book, they would live lives that would be more honoring and pleasing to their Heavenly Father. We need to be real through genuine confession and repentance as we are in the holy presence of God. Prayer and fasting will result in authenticity and transparency with everyone. I thank Pastor Floyd for his passion for these spiritual disciplines and for providing such practical applications so that we can to show fasting and prayer which are difficult for our weak flesh to be obedient acts of worship to God. This book was provided to me for review purposes by B&H Publishing Group in Nashville TN. There was no remuneration involved and this review is based strictly on my own thoughts and opinions.