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  1. Just Commonly
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspiring!
    April 20, 2016
    Just Commonly
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    This review was written for Pocket Prayers for Graduates.
    "...points...to the certain Source of hope and direction for whatever lies ahead." (back cover)

    Max Lucado & company put together a series of Pocket Prayers, published by Thomas Nelson, designed specifically for 6 types of roles. A Pocket Prayer for moms, dads, graduates, the military life, teachers and friends. With 40 prayers in each book, each with a corresponding Bible verse, we are brought back to focus on the One that can give us hope, direction and ultimately peace in our daily lives. As mentioned, each is tailored to a specific role, and though I don't fit into some of these roles, reading through them gives me a glimpse of what burdens this person may have. Furthermore, this insight also softens my heart as compassion and understanding grows. Since I am reviewing the series as a whole, I appreciate each of these pocket sized Pocket Prayers, because I understand that they each serve a purpose for their specific target audience. With that said, these will make great gifts. Give it as a set, for the recipient to share, or gift the specific one you're thinking of. I can also see how perfect it would be included in a gift basket.

    This review first appeared on Just Commonly blog.

    NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity Tours for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.

  2. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Devotional Written Especially For Our Graduates
    April 14, 2016
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
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    This review was written for Pocket Prayers for Graduates.
    Max Lucado with Andrea Lucado in their new book Pocket Prayers For Graduates published by Thomas Nelson gives us 40 Simple Prayers That Bring Bring Hope and Direction.

    From the back cover: Graduates

    Graduation is one of lifes most exciting milestones. The future is wide open and filled with endless possibilities.

    But what comes after graduation day? More education? A career? Starting a family? Facing these and so many other questions can lead to uncertainty and anxiety.

    These forty simple prayers point new graduates to the certain Source of all hope and direction for whatever lies ahead.

    Max Lucado tells us, Prayer is not a privilege of the pious, not the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. My friend, he wants to talk with you. Even now, as you read these words, he taps at the door. Open it. Welcome him in. Let the conversation begin. Pocket Prayers For Graduates gives us a devotional, by day, for forty days that are divided into meaningful categories. Lets face it graduation causes our young men and women to face a lot of challenges and stress. This book was written especially for our graduates to focus on the issues that concern them. Each day has a Bible verse and a short prayer to re-focus their attention on God to put the issues that come up in His hands and draw closer to Him. This is one book you will be returning to over and over again. It is also a great gift to give to friends and family to help them with their days. I recommend this book highly.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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