Before Amen by Max Lucado {Review}

Before Amen by Max Lucado {Review}Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado

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Also by this author: His Name Is Jesus: The Promise of God's Love Fulfilled, The Story for Little Ones:Discover the Bible in Pictures with CD-Rom: Preschool Educator's Kit, Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers: Prayers for bedtime and every time of day!
ISBN: 0849948487
Published by Thomas Nelson on October 7th 2014
Pages: 163
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased at church Bible study
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We all pray . . . some.We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.But wouldn't we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered history with prayer? Uncertain words. Unmet expectations. Unanswered requests.We aren't the first to struggle with prayer. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance too. In fact, prayer is the only tutorial they ever requested.And Jesus gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Couldn't we use the same?In "Before Amen" best-selling author Max Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.

Before Amen and Before Amen Prayer Journal.

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Before Amen by Max Lucado {Review}Before Amen Prayer Journal by Max Lucado

Find the Author: Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest
Also by this author: His Name Is Jesus: The Promise of God's Love Fulfilled, The Story for Little Ones:Discover the Bible in Pictures with CD-Rom: Preschool Educator's Kit, Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers: Prayers for bedtime and every time of day!
ISBN: 0718014065
Published by Thomas Nelson on October 7th 2014
Pages: 187
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publicist
Buy on Amazon | Buy on BN.com | Buy on Thriftbooks
Find on Goodreads

We all pray . . . some.We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.But wouldn't we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?This beautiful companion to "Before Amen" by best-selling author Max Lucado helps readers stoke that fire. It features quotes and scriptures to inspire both the prayer warriors and those who struggle to pray. An easy-to-follow outline of the key elements of the Pocket Prayer and daily format provides gentle guidance while maintaining a well-rounded, biblical approach to conversations with God.

These last few weeks at my church in the Thursday morning Women’s Bible Study, we’ve been reading together through ‘Before Amen’ by Max Lucado. Let me tell you, I adore Max’s writing, it always touches my heart and soul. Last year I endured through Ann Voskamp’s ‘One Thousand Gifts’ and this year it was ‘Before Amen’. Boy… Max and Ann really know how to grab your heart strings!

While I purchased the ‘Before Amen’ book from the church to go with the study, I was blessed to get my hands on the ‘Before Amen Prayer Journal’ from the publisher as well as a gift of some key fobs. What a wonderful gift! I gave out the key fobs to everyone in our class and it was a perfect number, God planned ‘eh?

Max has come up with a miniature prayer to get the prayer rolling and the message is on the key fob so that it’s always available to you if you need the inspiration. In much the same way the Prayer journal is written also with just enough prompting with lines in between to let your prayers flow on to the page.

Max Lucado has an incredible ministry of sharing in his books and while I’m not as in love with this one as say The Story or You’ll Get Through This, Before Amen is a good book to read. So many times we cancel ourselves out of prayer, but why? In this little book (about nine chapter, I think off the top of my head…) you can travel through purposes, reasons, and ways to prayer.

What all do you have before your amen? Eucharisto, abba father.

About Max Lucado

More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

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