Friday, April 1, 2011

Transforming Prayer: A Review

About The Book:

Take Your Prayer Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary


It's no wonder so many people are discouraged with prayer. Instead of a genuine encounter with God, prayer is little more than a grocery list of requests. Maybe you, too, seek God's hand rather than His face.
How do you truly connect with God through prayer? For almost three decades, renewal leader and pastor Daniel Henderson has helped innumerable Christians transform their prayer life. Now, in this book, he shows you how to:

•    Overcome common barriers to praying effectively 
•    Awaken your prayer life with simple, biblical patterns of prayer
•    Enjoy Spirit-led prayer sparked by Scripture passages

When you experience the profound difference of worship-based prayer, your faith and life will never be the same.



You can read an excerpt of Transforming Prayer online here, in PDF format.


About The Author:


As a senior pastor for over two decades,Daniel Henderson brought prayer-based revitalization to several megachurches. Today he helps congregations across the country experience renewal and turnaround as he speaks to thousands each year at conferences and prayer events. His daily teaching ministry is featured on OnePlace.com. Daniel and his wife, Rosemary, have three children and live near Lynchburg, Virginia.


My Review:


What a life changing book Transforming Prayer has been for me!.


This book really opened my eyes to what prayer truly is all about. Instead of the typical "needs" or "grocery list" prayers, we are called to worship through our prayer. Henderson does a fantastic job at laying out what prayer is and is not. My copy of Transforming Prayer is very marked up and I still continue to find nuggets that have changed my entire thought process about prayer. There are a few quotes from the book that I just loved:


" Frustration comes from bombarding heaven with our own ideas of what God should do to accomplish our will in heaven. Fulfillment comes form knowing that His will is being implemented in our lives" (p.133)


"The fundamental difference between our prayer lists and the prayer concerns we find in the Bible is that we pray about personal problems, while most of the biblical prayers focus on Christ's purposes" (p.87)


"It is worship based prayer that cultivates a deep repentance in His presence, a growing desperation for His power, and an unquenchable passion for His renown" (p. 204)


Not only does Transforming Prayer take you through the importance of making your prayer time a more worshipful experience, but each chapter has a true life experiences from readers, as well as six fantastic appendixes' that cover the following topics:


***The Privileges, Possibilities, and Provision Related To Prayer
***Face To Face Biblical Experiences With God
***How Jesus Prayed
***Paul's Prayer Requests
***The Bible and God's Glory
***and a great chapter by chapter study/discussion guide


If you have ever wanted to dig deeper and learn about worship-based prayer and how to incorporate in your life, I urge you to read Transforming Prayer by Daniel Henderson. I have read it once for review purposes, but will definitely be going through it again soon and studying it on a more deep level. This book has really changed how I look at prayer and what God truly wants our prayer lives to be.


A fantastic book, which I hugely recommend and give a thumbs up to!


BUY IT: You can purchase Transforming Prayer by Daniel Henderson through Christianbook.com, as well as through your favorite, local Christian bookseller.


***I received a complimentary copy of the above book, courtesy of Bethany House Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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