Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Praying the Promises: Anchor Your Life to Unshakable Hope

Praying the Promises: Anchor Your Life to Unshakable Hope 

Hardcover, ebook, audio, MP3 CD

August 7, 2018

by Max Lucado (Author), Andrea Lucado (Author)

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400315291

Find security and hope in a broken world through the unshakable promises of God. Join bestselling author and beloved pastor Max Lucado as he leads you through 30 life-changing promises from God in Praying the Promises. You’ll experience a more intimate and effective prayer life and a deeper faith in the God who keeps every promise.
God makes His character clear throughout the Bible: He is a God who saves us, who is faithful, who sends His Comforter, and who has a good and holy purpose for our lives.
In short, He keeps His promises.
But what does that look like in a broken world? Surrounded by confusion, darkness, violence, and pain, where do we see the promises of God at work in our everyday lives?
Max Lucado invites you into a deeper understanding of the peace and security God offers His people in Praying the Promises, a beautiful book that tells stories of God’s faithfulness and offers tangible ways to implement faith into your own prayer life. Through 30 key Scripture verses, a look into the lives of biblical people of faith, reflections, and prayers, you will see a clearer picture of the promises of God and how He is the rock you can build your life upon.
Whether you are a lifelong believer or if faith is a brand-new adventure, Praying the Promises offers you access to the God who has kept His promises since the beginning of time and will continue to do so for eternity.
A great gift for all ages.

My thoughts:  PRAYING THE PROMISES is a beautifully done hardcover giftbook style of devotional. It contains a page of thoughts about a Bible hero that obeyed and believed the promises of God, a page of Bible verses about that particular promise, a prayer, and an application for the reader to try to put into practice. 

As a devotional, it is not really meaty, but it is more filling than some of the five minutes with God varieties of devotions.  It does have food for thought, and if you want more you can get out a concordance or other theological books and do a study on the subject.  

This would make a nice gift for any one who loves devotionals, someone who's struggling with the promises of God and wants to learn how to pray them, and for church libraries for people to check out. It might even be a good gift for a pastor as a jumping off point for a series of messages about God's promises. 

I recommend this book as a good devotional. 

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

I've always enjoyed Max Lucado books. Praying the Promises will need to be added to my wish list. Thank you for the review, lollipops.

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