Book Review: Seven Secrets to Power Praying by Jane Glenchur
With all the dozens of books on prayer that I have read in my lifetime, I was a little skeptical as I began this book. I was pleasantly surprised.
This book is mainly about how to receive wisdom from God for the common everyday, even mundane things of life. I could really relate to Jane Glenchur’s stories as quite a few were revolving around her life as a stay-at-home-mom.
But her stories were not limited to the mundane things of housewives. No. There are stories from her college and working years, stories from other people and stories from “mission” trips (more like power evangelism and healing trips) to Brazil. Thus, there were plenty of true miracle stories, too.
About halfway through I flat out wept. I couldn’t relate my weeping to any story or piece of information in particular from the book, that is, from the natural. But there was something that I must have really needed! And everything felt so fresh, so real, so alive, as I read it. (By the way, I almost always consider crying to be a good indicator of a good book. That is, it affected me. It didn’t leave me neutral or dispassionate or empty of feeling. To me this is always a plus. Who wants neutral or empty? No thank you!)
As far as actual information on prayer there were a few suggestions that were mere reminders for me but quite a lot of it was new suggestions or new tweaks to try. I felt like I came away with a big list of “experiments” to try out with God, all in a reverent way of course. (As a matter of fact, she advises us to ask God for holy reverence for Him.)
I found all of the prayer information very practical, such as changing the questions you ask Him, asking Him about the timing of things, asking Him to help you find lost things etc. There is nothing too small to ask God for and neither is there anything too big to ask God for.
Also included was guidance on getting confirmation that you are really hearing from God and on avoiding deception. Much needed inclusion.
The entire book felt extremely uplifting and there is sure to be at least one little suggestion on prayer that you’ve never thought of before. If you love prayer or just want to learn how to get started in prayer you will love this book. This book is definitely a “keeper” for me!
Please note that this book is talking about “conversational” prayer, that is, when you talk to God silently in your mind and hear God answer you silently in your mind with words or pictures. It is not about “contemplative” prayer where you focus on a few words to the point of altering your state of consciousness (in essence, a mantra) nor is it about believing that God only speaks to us through the direct reading of His Word.
To purchase your own copy of this book go here:7 Secrets to Power Praying: How to Access God’s Wisdom and Miracles Every Day
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