Prayers That Changed HistoryTricia Goyer
One prayer can change everything, says bestselling author Tricia Goyer in Prayers That Changed History. Martin Luther. Sojourner Truth. Helen Keller. St. Patrick. We read their stories, and of other people like them, in history books and hear about the amazing things they di... Read More
In Prayers That Changed History, the stories of twenty-five notable people are presented along with how prayer changed their lives and changed history. Following each historical example is a biblical story that ties to that person's life and actions, as well as ways you can use the power of prayer in your life as well. Because God isn't done changing the world yet, and he would love to use you to make history. Includes images of each historical figure.
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 21, 2015
- UPC: 9780310748014
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 240
- Publish Date: Jun 30, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 12
- Audience Age Minimum: 8
- BISAC: "JNF049120"
- ISBN: 0310748011
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- Review from Rambles of a SAHM by Fitzysmom on 10/22/2015
In Prayers That Changed History Tricia Goyer uses her exceptional talent as a historical fiction writer to take you and your children on a journey through time allowing you to see through personal prayers how historical events were changed.
She begins with Polycarp and shares a bit of background surrounding the eventful prayer and then shares the prayer itself. Knowing about the events that are going to lead to Polycarp's ultimate death and then reading the prayer that he spoke just before the event is powerful. Following the story of Polycarp are twenty-four more testimonies of people throughout history that turned to prayer during a turning point.
While I liked the information and prayer by the person I really appreciated the other applications that were made about each person. Tricia includes a section that talks about how the prayer changed history and then she concludes with a section that draws a parallel to a segment in the Bible.
This book would make a great addition to a family devotional time on the importance of prayer. Of course if you are a homeschooling family this would be a great add in as you study each of these figures throughout history. I think that your family will find the book interesting while they are learning facts that aren't always covered in common textbooks.
I would note however that some of the subject matter is a little graphic (some are put to death and other more mature subject matter is discussed) but it is all presented in a very tasteful way. I agree with the age recommendation of eight and above.
I look forward to using this book over and over again in our studies and family devotional times. If you are looking to enhance the practice of prayer in your family I recommend this book highly.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
- Prayers of change by Julia on 10/8/2015
Prayers That Changed History written by Tricia Goyer is a great book about prayer. Tricia states that she wrote this book to: highlight a historical person and a moment of prayer, to teach kids how to pray, and to discuss prayers through the very words of the people highlighted. Her book uses historical people like Florence Nightingale, Constantine and Martin Luther, to show how their prayers and or action changed history.
Each of the chapters in the book is broken down into different parts about a different person: first they tell us about the person, then you have something to think about, in his own words, how they changed history, in the bible and finally your life. What a great way to see the power of prayer, how others used prayer, how God changed them and how we can use this in our lives!