This book is GREAT! Such a help when praying long term for something. This is truly something that helps you hold on in the waiting!
I am not using the bottom portion of the book to write in it my own thoughts and reactions because I may need to use this book again for something else sometime. I am writing my thoughts on post-it notes and sticking them to the pages to leave the actual book pages clean.
"Your 100 Day Prayer" is more than just a book filled with scriptural truths, it is a study of God's Promises that will help you to "actively wait on God." Each devotional is followed by a short prayer that compounds on the message of the devotional. I also made as my journal... The daily devotionals are short and easy to fit into the day. The prayers are meaningful and concise. And the space to journal is a great idea. I think it is well crafted and may be a very useful tool for many Christians who want to focus their prayer life, 100 Day Prayer offers even more with the ability to discover daily that God does listen and does respond is the catalyst to continue forth on your transforming journey. I am looking forward to continuing the journey of self discovery and watching God works is ways I have never seen before.
I found this book to be simultaneously very easy to read, and very hard to read. It was inspiring, but at times discouraging. It was easy to read because the writer writes heart-to-heart, in plain terms. It was hard because it's so darn challenging.
Sun Stand Still is an important and powerful call to trust God to do things completely beyond our own ability, while also giving it absolutely all we've got. If you've got a dream but are lacking the faith to see it come to pass, or if you just find yourself too stuck in comfort and safe prayers, this is definitely a book worth checking out.
If your use of time and money has become a problem or you struggle in your relationships or with sexual sin, this book may be a good place for you to start. This book is to convince you that by surrendering yourself totally to God's purposes, He will bring you the most pleasure in this life and the next.As I see it, a lukewarm Christian is an oxymoron; there is no such thing. To put it plainly, church goers who are "lukewarm" are not christians. We will not see them in Heaven.
Sometimes a book speaks universally, to all people in all situations.
This book is different.
It gives you the opportunity to take a 3-month journey in prayer, focused on a single point of interest.
There is great wisdom in praying about the same issue repeatedly, and Mr. Snyder makes a compelling case to support this perspective.
When Jesus tells the story of a desperate but persistent widow who keeps asking the same judge for help, he is teaching us to bring our prayers to God repeatedly, like a child who asks for the same thing over and over again.
This isn't to teach us to be whiny, but to develop a healthy spiritual dependence upon God. If you don't share a belief in the God described in the Bible, then this book will just exasperate you.
One area in which I did not find the author's perspective compelling was when he wrote, "We can ask for health, healing, rescue, a mate, a career, or even a new Lamborghini! The worst that can happen is God can say no."
In a strictly logical sense, I agree.
If a person follows the 100-day plan outlined in this book, it will become clear while going through the daily reflections that asking for a sports car is a selfish and lame request, kind of like asking for your favorite team to win a playoff game.
But the value of learning persistence in prayer, focused on a single point of significant interest, allows me to forgive Mr. Snyder's command that we give up our "false humility" and just ask God for whatever we really want.
I suggest that you purchase this book in hard copy if you're interested. In addition to a daily scripture reading, devotional, and brief guided prayer, there's space each day for recording "Today's Progress," but this feature is not accessible in eBook format.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.
I'm suppose to review this book I requested from BookSneeze.
This book is called Your 100 Day Prayer and it's by John I. Snyder. I'm going to be honest and say that after about three days, I haven't used this book. I honestly don't know why. It does give you a chance to write what you're going to pray about after reading a little passage, following by a lesson learn from that passage. I couldn't really connect to it. The only part I really liked is having the chance to write your topic of prayer down. Other than that, I wouldn't really recommend this book.