Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic PrayerPriscilla ShirerB&H Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 63 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.
MissDeeBuckingham, VaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fervent by Pricilla ShearerSeptember 3, 2015MissDeeBuckingham, VaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I have not read this yet. I love anything by Pricilla Shearer. We get her books for Sunday school women's class all the time.
I recommend any Pricilla Shearer books.
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.
Heart2HeartVictorville, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5TIme to get serious about watching your prayers change lives including your own!August 21, 2015Heart2HeartVictorville, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Looking for a great book on the strategies of battle worthy prayer for women? Something like industrial grade survival gear to face off against the enemy instead of taking on friendly fire, or being defeated in yet another daily spiritual battle? How many more times we will risk falling victim to the enemies schemes to cause division in our homes, families, marriages, relationships and just about every area of our life, while he simply seems to get better at it? If you are ready to get serious about prayer, free from whatever is keeping you held down and held back, wanting to reach our destiny and experience God's promises in our lives, than I would encourage you to pick up Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer.
Inspired by the upcoming movie the War Room, Priscilla takes us deep into the heart of the very ploys that Satan designs us to fail in specific areas of our life and shows us exactly how he plans on doing that. It creates an eye opening look to what his plans are, what the symptoms look like, and how we can pray more boldly for victory each time an attack comes. She even designed tear out cards you can create to put in the place you pray most often so you can use that specific prayer when facing a particular attack in that area.
As long as prayer remains an afterthought, no matter how badly we may want it, without the confidence, meaning, clarity, and vitality needed in our prayers, we simply waste years doing a whole lot of other things. Things that thoroughly exhaust us but ultimately don't work. We end up, for all our trying, missing the point on what God intended, missing the whole heart of what really matters. This book is designed to help you create, plan and pray specifically and strategically with precision in areas like passion, focus, identity, family, our past, our fears, our purity, pressures, hurts and relationships. It will teach you that when you pray about the places where we seriously suspect the enemy is at work - that is how we keep our prayers focused, not only on particular situations, but on biblical truths that are consistent with maintaining victory in the midst of them.
I received Fervent by Priscilla Shirer compliments of Icon Media Group and B and H Publishing Group for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review aside from a free copy of this book, and the opinions contained here are strictly my own. Priscilla Shirer is not only a best-selling author, but she is also taking part in acting in the upcoming movie the War Room. This book is so great at helping you format specific and powerful prayers in certain areas in your life, because it is the one weapon that truly works in those spiritual areas of our life that are impacting us daily. For me, this was a must read because my prayer life could use a revitalizing and I got exactly that through my reading of this book. I would easily rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars in my opinion and looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out this month.