Surprised by Prayer by Karen Barber

Surprised by Prayer by Karen Barber

Prayer Category

Published by Guideposts (hardback) and Revell (trade paper)

This book explores answers to prayer by recounting the stories of people all over the U.S. from all walks of life who have prayed and then discovered an answer. Often the answers are surprising, sometimes very profound. Each personal story gives us hope and trust that God will answer our own most heartfelt prayers. The chapters group the stories together into the following categories of answers: unlikely means, presence, word, a call to pray, a partnership or a scripture. At the end of the book the author tells how she challenged herself to try a 100 answered prayer experiment to find personal answers in her own life. She then challenges the reader to use their new-found knowledge of prayer answers to find a wonderful and surprising answer to each of their own prayers.

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Review: Have you ever prayed a prayer and then missed the answer because the answer didn’t come in the way you thought it should? This is an excellent read that brings to life Isaiah 55:8 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord”. While bringing this scripture to life the book will also warm your heart, make you smile, as well as make you cry! Stop missing out on the answers to your prayers and begin to understand how God works through prayer in ways that we can’t even imagine!

Sondra Green

Added by Karen Barber on July 5, 2011