Priscilla ShirerB&H Books / 2015 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$12.995 out of 5 stars for Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer. View reviews of this product. 83 Reviews
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Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Every Woman Should Read this BookSeptember 6, 2015Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5WOW!! I am so impressed with this book, I am not sure I can cram how I feel about it in a short review. This book has certainly taken me to new heights in my prayer life and made me think about the areas it has been lacking, as well as, develop new strategies for prayer. Most importantly though, Priscilla has re-enforced a truth I so easily forget - We have an enemy!! That enemy is not our family members, husband, friends, church, leaders, co-workers - That enemy is Satan - the devil himself - who will do everything in his power to destroy what is precious to us and the Lord - our testimony, our marriages, our children, our church, and the cause of Christ. While we fight our battle with earthly weapons and continue to fail, stumble and fall over and over, God is calling us to warfare with a different set of weapons. Those with heavenly power, a power only the Almighty God can give, but one guaranteed to win the war every time!!
Have you been feeling defeated, discouraged, down? Does life seem hopeless, fearful, and depressing? Do your past sins continue to bring guilt and shame even though you know you have been forgiven? Is your marriage a battle zone in itself? Are your children or grandchildren wayward, living the life of the prodigal? God is calling you to War!! Not with earthly weapons of words, backbiting, bitterness, anger, or strife, but with heavenly weapons that tear down strongholds, take thoughts captive and are able to defeat all the fiery darts of the evil one. He is calling you to leave a legacy of answered prayers for your children and generations to come to witness. He is calling you to PRAYER!
This book will encourage your spirit, teach you new strategies for battling the enemy, and help you overcome even your weakest points. What will you be praying about? Your identity, your fears, your purity, your marriage, your children, and other areas of life you may struggle with. Priscilla surveyed a panel of women and asked what areas of life they felt defeated in. She took the top ten and used them as a jumping off point. But you don't have to stop there. It's just a starting point. Once you have learned to successfully strategize your prayer life - you will be off and running. Prayer will be a constant part of your day, and you will see GOD do miracles! We still serve that kind of GOD! Get started today!!
I was blessed with this book in exchange for an honest review.
RachelGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Get Ready to Pray!!!August 28, 2015RachelGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Do you want to be a prayer warrior? Have you ever felt that your prayer life needed something extra? Do you want to know the perfect strategies to fight against the battles of the devil? This is the book for you. Follow Priscilla through a journey of your prayer life. Find strategies for fighting against the devil in his attempt to distract you and those around you.
I have been so enveloped by this book. I can't believe the difference it has made in my life. I have been a Christian for a very long time, but this book brought so many things to light that I had never thought about before. I could see the need for change in my prayer life and this book made me want to change. I find myself wanting to prayer and give my cares and concerns to God. This book has changed me for the better.Priscilla makes so many great points to help you in your prayer journey, but she also gives you the tools to do it. Putting Scripture references at the end of each chapter to give you verses to back up your prayer strategy was an awesome bonus. I can't put this book down and I feel like it is making a difference in not only my prayer life, but how I pray for others in my life. I am so excited that I found this book and I can't wait to share it with every Christian woman I know. This book is what is needed to start a fire in Christian women around the country or even the world!
Buy this book! Pass it along to others. Give copies at Christmas or for birthdays. Share, share, share! I hope every Christian woman will have the opportunity to read this book. Let's start a prayer revival!
I was blessed with a copy of this book by B&H Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required.
bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5The best book I've read on prayerAugust 28, 2015bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We are at war, Shirer writes. A very real enemy has been strategizing and scheming against you, assaulting you, coming after your emotions, your mind, your man, your child. (2) Prayer is our secret weapon and she wants us to use it fervently and with strategic focus.
This is a powerful book. I've read many books about prayer but this one is different. This is a book of strategy - that of the devil and that of Christians. Shirer writes with passion and encourages that same passion for prayer in us. (Stealing our passion is a strategy of the devil.) And that's where we begin praying, to restore our passion.
Shirer uses her own personal experiences, stories from the Bible, and her grandmother's decades of focused and strategic praying to instruct and motivate us. She has us praying right away and writing down our prayers. (There is space provided in the back of the book but you'll want to buy a notebook.) She takes us through ten strategies in all. (Your Passion, Your Focus, Your Identity, Your Family, Your Past, Your Fears, Your Purity, Your Pressures, Your Hurts, Your Relationships)
I love how Shirer gives us Scripture with each of the strategies as a foundation for powerful prayer. Those verses are great jumping off points for specific prayer. I really like her prayer outline: Praise, Repentance, Asking, Yes. That's easy to remember. I like the way she has outlined the book. She lays a solid base for our authority in prayer at the beginning. I like the way she writes, like she is talking directly to me.
I think this is the best book on prayer I have ever read. Shirer wants us to wear out the book write in it, copy parts of it, dog ear it, use it. That's because it is not just a book about prayer, it is a valuable resource for focused prayer with passion.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Icon Media for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMSeptember 19, 2015FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you have seen the movie War Room and are longing to implement what you saw on the screen through Priscilla Shirer's character then you need this book. I loved the movie but this book just takes it over the top. If you've ever experienced a Bible study by Priscilla you already know what I mean. If not let me give you a little glimpse of what is to come.
The opening of the book sets the stage so you will have no doubt about what is expected. Here's the opening paragraph to prove what I'm saying:
"Just so you know what you're getting into . . .
By the time you've finished reading (and working) through this book, the front cover shouldn't be able to close neatly back over on itself. It should be noticeably disfigured. Ski-ramping up from the spine at such a scooped angle that even if you laid an old-school telephone book on top, you still couldn't smooth out what's become so harshly, permanently misshapen. From heartfelt use. War torn. An impossible option for regifting at Christmastime." (pg. 1)
Now that's the type of study I'm interested in. One that compels me to dive in and dig deep. One that I beg the Lord to ingrain upon my being. This study is all of that and more.
You'll be walked through the process of beginning a plan to commit your life to prayer, for yourself and those around you. Once you've reached the end I think you'll feel empowered to take on the difficult situations in your life on your knees.
This is one of those books that if I were independently wealthy I'd buy by the caseload and hand it out to my loved ones. (And probably total strangers as well!) If you are looking for a way to take your prayer life to the next meaningful level get yourself a copy of this book.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
KatrinaWestern KyAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5God's Armor for WarOctober 28, 2015KatrinaWestern KyAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Have you watched the recently released movie War Room?
I have not yet had the privilege, but I have seen the trailer for it and do look forward to watching it. Priscilla Shirer makes her debut appearance in this film and it inspired her to write this book.
I had heard so much talk about this book that I really looked forward to reading it and seeing what everyone was talking about. I was pleased when it arrived at the easily understandable layout.
The first chapter is titled "This Means War" and she really means it. First she explains that she wants this book to be used in every possible way and that by the time you are finished it should look abused (marked up, written in, folded pages and not something you would even think of regifting). To be honest this gave me a chuckle. Most authors want you to show care and appreciation when handling their books, which I do. After getting into this book I finally understood what she meant. I found myself jotting notes int he sidelines and underlining and highlighting so many places. The second thing she says in the first chapter is that this is not a book about prayer and it's not. She explains that we are being attacked from all sides, but this is a war we can win.
God created prayer as a way for us to get into personal contact with him and his eternal realities-day or night. We must understand that prayer is what opens the portal that brings heaven down to earth.
We must remember that Satan is not flesh and blood and he plays dirty and will hit us where he knows it will hurt, our relationship with God. He will use any means necessary. When the enemy attacks it can come in many different forms and we must put on God's armor as in Ephesians 6:11.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
You might ask what the armor of God is, it is the shield of Faith, the helmet of Salvation as well as the Sword-the very Word of God. Yet what drives everything is Prayer.
As with any war, one must develop strategies to fight the enemy. Ms. Shirer polled a large cross section of women, asking them to tell her the primary ways the enemy attacks. After looking at all the answers she came up with 10 that are most common that Satan directs the hardest and these are the ones she addresses in her book.
*Against Your Passion
*Against Your Focus
*Against Your Identity
*Against Your Family
*Against Your Confidence
*Against Your Calling
*Against Your Purity
*Against Your Rest and Contentment
*Against Your Heart
*Against Your Relationships
She encourages each of us to write down our own battle plans for dealing with each of these areas based on scripture. This is not a physical warfare, but rather a spiritual one. These strategies are to help you remember to pray and what to pray. They help you put on you armor of God each day. The book is designed and has pull out prayer cards in the back. They are a little bit bigger than an index card. She encourages the reader to pull these out and use them. Place them in strategic places around the house as a reminder.
At the very end of the book there's a place for notes, but if your like me you will have notes written on all the pages.
This is a wonderful book that helps you take a hard look at prayer and what you need to do to combat the enemy. Follow the easy instructions and soon you will be battling your war, but fully suited up in God's armor to do battle.
This book is available in both ebook and paperback format.
I would recommend this book to anyone. It is written as a woman's battle plan, but it can be used by men just as easily.
*I received this book free from B & H Publishing book review program. I was not asked to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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