Saturday, June 14, 2014

Blog Tour/Review: Power in Prayer by David A. Christensen

Tour Schedule

Power in Prayer, by David A. Christensen
2014, 176p, LDS Non-Fiction
Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from publisher for an honest review

Take a minute to gauge your relationship with God. Do you underestimate the power of prayer? This daily guide, with insights from General Authorities, scriptures, personal experiences, and commentary, will enrich and empower your prayers. As these thoughts increase your understanding of the significance of your prayers, your communication with God will be an unprecedented source of strength in your life.

Prayer is one of those topics that seems simple yet I feel like I can always learn more. Yes, sometimes I do feel that I underestimate the power of prayer. I've really needed this book this past week and the thought-provoking questions that are included. 

There are 31 chapters in this book which makes it easy to read one each day. I started it too late to do that for my review but I can see the benefit of reading it that way and I will do that when I read it again. Each chapter starts with a quote and then the author shares his thoughts on each topic. There is also a section called "Prayer Self-Examination" where he asks questions to either ponder or act on, then "Scriptures for Consideration and Marking" and "A Parting Thought." 

I like that it was easy to read and with the questions and scriptures, the option is there to dig even deeper into each topic. There are helps with personal, family and public prayers. One of my favorite chapters is "12: Teach Them Early" where he shares quite a few quotes about the importance of parents teaching their children to pray. I especially love one from President Kimball where he basically says that no mother would send her child to school in the winter without proper clothes, yet numerous parents send their children to school without the protection of prayer. 

There are lots of other great quotes, scriptures and the author's own experiences and thoughts which make this book a treasure that I will read for years to come!

David A. Christensen’s  love and enthusiasm for being a missionary was sparked in a missionary preparation class at Ricks College in the late 60s. His love and testimony for the Book of Mormon was ignited in a religion class the following semester. These two classes combined as a new beginning  for what would one day become not only a passion but also the centerpiece of his professional contribution in the Church Education System and at Brigham Young University-Idaho. David has taught Missionary Preparation and Book of Mormon classes for over 30 years. His testimony was shared and transferred to missionaries and members in the Chile Santiago North Mission when he served as president and again in Central America when he served as President of the Guatemala MTC. He counts his eight children as his most important converts and his favorite companion—his best friend and wife Deena Bond Christensen.


Unknown said...

This is a book I must have!!!

Post a Comment