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.
Max Lucado has touched millions with his signature storytelling writing style. Awards and accolades follow Max with each book he writes. Max is the first author to win the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year three times—1999 for Just Like Jesus, 1997 for In the Grip of Grace and 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher.” In addition, he has been an ECPA Gold Medallion finalist with more titles than any other author in the industry.
In 1994, he became the only author to have 11 of his twelve books in print simultaneously appear on paperback, hardcover and children’s CBA bestseller lists. Lucado set a new industry record by concurrently placing nine different Word Publishing titles on the CBA Hardcover Bestseller List in both March and April 1997. Max Lucado is a fixture on the national bestseller lists – a Max Lucado title has appeared on the CBA hardcover bestseller list every month for the past dozen years. He has appeared on the Publishers Weekly, USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. He has won eight ECPA Gold Medallion awards.
In addition to his nonfiction books, Lucado has authored several award-winning children’s titles including, Just In Case You Ever Wonder, The Crippled Lamb, Alabaster’s Song and the award-winning You Are Special. Max is also the author of Hermie: A Common Caterpillar, and the Max Lucado’s Hermie and Friends collection of books and DVD’s are quickly becoming a fixture on bestseller lists. He also served as the general editor for the best-selling Lucado Study Bible and God’s Inspirational Promise Book.
In the Fall of 2006, he released Facing Your Giants, followed by Every Day Deserves a Chance in April of the 2007.
For over twenty years, Max has served as the Senior Pastor of the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. But he says his greatest accomplishment is finding a one-in-a-million wife in Denalyn and having three unbelievable daughters: Jenna, Andrea, and Sara.
Do you sometimes feel like your prayers are dry, repetitive, or just a wish list you’re reciting for God? Do you desire a deeper connection with God through your prayers? Would you like to have assurance that God is not only listening to your prayers, but acting on your behalf?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then I have a book I would like to highly recommend you read…Before Amen!
I have been a long time fan of Max Lucado, but I feel like his latest book may be one of his best! As always, Max draws from his own personal experiences and then takes readers by the hand, guiding them through the Scriptures into a deeper understanding of prayer.
I love that this book is simple in form, but complex in meaning. Max begins by helping readers understand prayer in its purest form…”We speak. He (God) listens. He speaks. We listen.” I think so many of us don’t know that listening is just as much a part of the prayer process as speaking.
I love his admission to being a recovering prayer wimp. I think there’s a little wimp in all of us, but thankfully we can learn to pray with greater confidence and boldness…this book will show you how!
From “Help Me” to “Heal Me” to “Thank You” and everything in between,
Before Amen is a go-to guide for prayer…don’t miss it, get your copy today!
*****5/5 STARS- LOVE LOVE LOVE IT; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****