(I was given this book by Moody Publishers in return for a review of the book. All thoughts are my own).
Don’t we all long to be better pray-ers? I know I do. But for whatever reason – doing more praying seems to be on the back burned of my spiritual to-do list. I’m too busy reading the Bible, teaching the Bible, parenting my kids, cleaning my house and playing my games on my ipad (yes, that is supposed to be a little funny).
Crickett Keeth wrote Before the Throne (an 8 week Bible study) to help us with that desire to learn to pray more. She can’t make us sit down and pray – but she can show us people in the Bible who prayed – bold prayers, persistent prayers, long prayers, short prayers, desperate prayers. These are the prayers we need to pray.
Here are some things I like about this book:
- Thoughtful questions – not just fill in the blank. She is seeking your heart and your head in this book.
- The Leader guide in the back. Helpful for anyone wanting to pick this up and teach to a small group.
- She goes from beginning to end selecting prayers in the Bible and introduces us to them. The Bible is our guidebook