I love this book , i always find myself giving a copy away to someone who is called to the ministry of prayer... my personal copy is held together with a few rubber bands , and marked with notes that are very useful to any reference i need or teaching i may be called to do.... I can see why Pastor Bounds gave the last 17 years of his life to the subject of prayer....we need it now...we fight our battles on our knees.
I have known about E.M. Bounds' Power Through Prayer for sometime, but have put off reading his work because I thought he was some kind of a mystic. I have had this book on my shelf for a couple of years and recently picked it up with skepticism. On the first page, I thought to prove my prejudice, but as I meticulously studied and thought about what he said, I realized how much I needed to adjust my position. I highly recommend anyone who reads this book to sit down with a computer that has a Bible search capability or a concordance and research the verses he quotes. He usually doesn't give the verse addresses. Take your time and digest everything. My prayer life has been changed and as a pastor, I pray that God will use this to work in the prayer lives of my people.
Each chapter is written in a devotional format, which makes it easy to digest a little at a time, but I found myself not wanting to put it down! It is a very quotable book and one should have multiple colored highlighters (if you do that sort of thing). May the Lord bless you richly.
I have read E.M. Bounds on Prayer several times and draw wonderful insights each time as it relates to how my prayer life should be and how I can assist others through prayer. I recently bought another copy of this wonderful timeless book and gave it as a gift. Through this process the individual that received the gift of E.M. Bounds is now writing her experiences of prayer. I would recommend this to all. God does listen to prayer and will answer.