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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Adventures in Reading: Before Amen

Many of my favorite children's books are written by Max Lucado. I am now finding that some of my favorite 'grown-up' books are also written by Max Lucado. 

I have found in my own prayer life, that when there is a big change in my everyday life, I need to almost re-learn how to structure my prayer life. Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer came at the perfect time for me. As a new mother I have had to find new ways to get my prayer time in. Lucado takes a simple prayer and fleshes it out with great real life illustrations:

Father, You are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus' name, amen.

In the middle of the night, when I am feeding Rebekah, this is the perfect prayer for a sleepy mamma. Each chapter of the book, expands upon one of the 6 phrases. I love the way Lucado writes - easy to read but full of thought provoking statements. This simple prayer is great just as is, but it is also a great guide for a more than simple prayer. I think this book is going to be one that I will read over and over and get different things from it each time I read it. 

I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of review, but the opinions are all my own. 

Max Lucado Before Amen

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