Thursday, March 24, 2011
Book Review: Transforming Prayer
Transforming Prayer: How Everything Changes When You Seek God's Face
By Daniel Henderson
Bethany House, 2011
English, 236 pgs.
Praying Christians are hungry to learn how to connect with God in a way that takes them beyond the typical grocery-list approach. Transforming Prayer explores the profound difference between seeking God's hand (what he does for people) and seeking God's face (who he really is). With captivating stories of the transformative power of personal worship and its connection with prayer, this book equips readers with practical tools for a more effective personal and corporate prayer life.
Last night my husband summed this up at our prayer meeting last night by saying "God is much more interested in working out tings IN us, than He is in working things out FOR us."
This is a really great, timely book. We've been praying so much for specific things, but the only prayer that works 100% of the time is "Thy Will Be Done". We've also realized that a lot of our prayer lately has been more of a grocery list and begging than praising and listening.
I'm passing it along to the leaders at our church and hope to see a church transformed by transformed prayer.
I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation has been received.