Prayerwalk: Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, and DisciplineJanet Holm McHenryRandom House / 2001 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
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MLEWYAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5New MotivationOctober 14, 2013MLEWYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Are you a "walker" who has lost your "get-up-and-go" spirit? Maybe the motivation you are seeking is combining your prayer life with that time spent walking! Janet Holm McHenry's chronicle of her own journey to a stronger life of prayer has helped make my own walking time more enjoyable and productive. As God leads me deeper in my relationship with Him, I want to take every opportunity to strengthen my prayer life and this book has definitely been a tool to help me do just that!
Rachel ReaderMichiganAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Let's Get Moving!May 3, 2012Rachel ReaderMichiganAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Let's get moving! If you enjoy walking in the Spirit (literally) you will enjoy this book. This book combines two of my favorite activities: being in the presence of God and exercising. What a joy it is learn ways to combine these two activities for a richer and stronger faith life. You will learn the basics of how to get started in developing a prayer walking routine. It is both informative and encouraging to all levels of athletes. Be inspired to be the Prayer Warrior that you have always wanted to be...read this book today!
Organic ShoesOklahoma City, OKAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5A guide to PrayerWalkingAugust 1, 2011Organic ShoesOklahoma City, OKAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2Struggling to find time to prayer? Getting distracted by your everyday list of things you need to do? Feeling bad because you aren't active enough, wanting to stay healthy and fit? Janey Holm McHenry has the perfect combination, start Prayer-Walking. Taking the time out of your day to walk and enjoy nature and at the same time pray and strengthen your Christian walk.
In the book PrayerWalk, McHenry has created a guide on how to go about starting to prayerwalk. Everything from stretching, considering a partner, where to prayerwalk to what to pray for and how to determine the best time for you to get away. McHenry has also added stories of personal experience and stories from others who have joined her in prayer-walking.
I really liked the idea of this book, but was looking for something a little more in depth and how to become a women of prayer and strength. This book felt more like a health book at times, although your heart rate and to not over exert yourself physically and making sure you are stretching are all important aspects of prayerwalking I was hoping for more of a focus on the prayer part of the exercise.
However, the newer edition of this book includes a thirty day fitness challenge, guides to organizing a community prayer walk as well as a Bible Study and discussion guide I was hoping these would be more of the focus of the book rather than an addendum attached to the end.
Pilar ArsenecNew JerseyAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Inspiring!August 1, 2011Pilar ArsenecNew JerseyAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5How many of us have made New Year's resolutions that we didn't keep with regards to eating healthier, losing weight and praying more? I know I am guilty as charged. Well, if you are like me, then this book is definitely for you.
This book can be called an instruction guide on praying and walking. Janet Holm McHenry really does a superb job in thoroughly describing the benefits of praying and walking in her book.
She begins with a motivating, "If I Can Do It, You Can Do it." She describes her personal struggle with depression and her overall health. She explains that she needed to make a change, by exercising and also spending more time in prayer. So she decided to incorporate both by ''Prayer Walking".
She then tackles the old adage, "I have no time or there isn't enough time..." This really stood out for me because I really don't have much time. But after reading the following excerpt, I realized I had no excuse, "The problem for us Christians is that we often can get so entrenched and busied by many good things--even things done in Christ's name--that these good things actually distract us from the Lord and what he would want us to do." So true.
Janet Holm McHenry touches on the why, what, when, where and how of prayer walking. I guarantee you that after you finish reading this book, you will find yourself wanting to find the time to walk and pray. I can say that as a result of reading this book, I too started to implement what I learned from this book. I am now praying while walking to and from work in the morning and evening. I'm realizing it's a great time to pray and intercede for my city and community.
I want to say thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah for sending me a complimentary copy to review. I am so grateful to have read this book, it is truly a gem!
ChelleBillings, MTAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great ReadJuly 20, 2011ChelleBillings, MTAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4I am a lot like Janet Holm McHenry was. She had a hard time motivating herself to even get out of bed. She was out of shape. And her spiritual life was stagnant. When she decided to walk around her neighborhood every morning and incorporate prayer into her morning walks, her life turned around.
PrayerWalk: Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, and Discipline is a great little read with two parts. The first part is all about reasons for exercising and ways to motivate yourself to get out and walk - just what I needed. The second part is all about why we need to pray, and tips for beginners and experienced pray-ers. Also, this book is peppered with personal experiences as a means of encouragement - if she can do it, so can I!
This book is a great little read with valuable tips and Biblical prayers. I am looking forward to implementing her suggestions soon, as I now plan to prayerwalk a few times a week too.
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.