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Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2001
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Challenge your body. Feed your spirit. Change the world.
Ask any Christian woman about her most recent New Years resolutions, and youll likely find that "exercise regularly" and "pray more" were at the top of her list. We all long to look and feel our best, to live actively and healthfully. More than that, we desire to connect intimately with our God. Yet physical health and spiritual growth often take a backseat to the urgent demands of grocery shopping and bill paying, time with family and friends, and long hours at the office.
Its Time to Exercise Your Prayer Life.
Three years ago, author Janet Holm McHenry suffered from depression, weight gain, and exhaustion. Then she began a prayerwalk routine that not only transformed her life but also profoundly impacted the lives of those around her.
Learn how you, too, can set out on a journey to increased energy, better health, and greater joyand experience a rich, full prayer ministry that will have a lasting impact on your loved ones and communityin PrayerWalk.
"Prayerwalking makes so much sense, youll wonder why you havent been doing it all your life!" Heather and David Kopp, coauthors of the Praying the Bible series
"Honest, humorous, and insightful, PrayerWalk will encourage your heart."
Linda Dillow, author of Intimate Issues
Janet Holm McHenry is the author of hundreds of articles and thirteen books, including the Golden Rule Duo series and the Annie Shepard Mysteries. Janeta high-school English, journalism, and creative writing teacherhas been prayerwalking for several years and is the leader of a local prayerwalk ministry.
"PrayerWalk will start a revolution! If you apply the principles of this book, you will not only discover miraculous answers to your prayers, you will also streamline your waistline and benefit emotionally!
I first began prayerwalking when I moved to California. I had no friends, and I found myself walking alone on the beach, talking to the Lord. Today my friends (I met my Christian friends as a direct answer to one of the prayers prayed while prayerwalking!) and I zip down the beach path, praying together, praising God, petitioning him for our needs, speaking his Word, praying for others, and thanking him. Like Janet, we have been awed as we have seen the results of our prayers and discovered Gods answers to these prayers as well as the benefits of being outdoors in Gods beautiful worldimproved physical and mental health."
SUSAN WALES, author of A Match Made in Heaven and Social Graces
"Based on personal experience and not just on theory, PrayerWalk offers readers practical insights on how to get up, get moving, and get praying. The results can be life changing."
ROBIN JONES GUNN, best-selling author of the Glenbrooke series
"Once in a while a book comes along that you just know is the book for such a time as this. PrayerWalk is one of those. With depth and delight, Janet McHenry shares her adventures in prayerwalking, unveiling her struggles as well as her successes. Praying people everywhere will love this book and be changed by it. Those new at prayer will find it an invaluable resource. I highly recommend it!"
TRICIA MCCARY RHODES, best-selling author of Contemplating the Cross
"Janet Holm McHenry brings the needs of mind, body, and spirit together in this wonderfully practical and encouraging book. Prayerwalking makes so much sense youll wonder why you havent been doing it all your life! A sincere, warm-hearted, and down-to-earth book, PrayerWalk is guaranteed to motivate and inspire."
HEATHER (The Dieters Prayerbook) AND DAVID KOPP, coauthors of the Praying the Bible series and Praying for the Worlds 365 Most Influential People
"Already a holy hiker, I hoped PrayerWalk would offer new insights and hope to help me achieve greater consistency in prayer and exercise. I was not disappointed. Honest, humorous, and insightful, PrayerWalk will encourage your heart and help your hips!"
LINDA DILLOW, author of Intimate Issues and Calm My Anxious Heart
"Men as well as women should read PrayerWalk because it contains great teaching on prayer as well as physical fitness. If you long for spiritual and physical fitness, this is the book you should read. Practical and real, PrayerWalk shows you what to do and why and has lots of encouraging stories and practical tips for how to make prayerwalking a lifestyle."
ROGER C. PALMS, author of An Unexpected Hope and Enjoying the Closeness of God
Author: Janet Holm McHenry
Submitted: November 30, 2000
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a very busy mom to four and English teacher to a hundred or so high school kids. I write on the weekends and run around to my kids' games and lessons in my other spare moments. My husband Craig and I are high school sweethearts and live in a small town in the mountains in northern California. God has graced us with a very full, happy life.
What was your motivation behind this project? In less than a year God had completely changed me because of one simple practice: prayerwalking. I desperately needed to get into shape, and I sincerely wanted to spend more time in prayer. I have to be efficient in my busy life, so I thought about praying while I walked. In just a few months I found that I had lost weight, that my long-term depression had lifted, and that God had filled my heart with joy. I even found myself singing one morning--and it wasn't even 7 a.m. yet!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? It's my hope that many will grow closer to God through this simple practice of prayerwalking-- and that communities will be changed because of the flood of prayer on their streets.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I am blessed with a wide circle of writers who pray for me, as I do for them, including my One Heart sisters. I have been especially moved by writers Philip Yancey, Max Lucado and Richard Foster. And I can't wait for Jan Karon's next book!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I am an ordinary woman, friends, whom God is using in extraordinary ways--simply because I have made myself available to Him. Seek Him! I'll be praying for you. Blessings, Janet