The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted StrategiesAlex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Our 2016 Book of the Year and the ECPA 2016 Christian Book Awards ® Nominee: Inspirational Book of the Year! Inspired by the Kendrick Brothers' new movie, War Room, this exciting new resource is designed to help anyone learn how to become a powerful person of prayer. T... Read More
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Inspired by the Kendrick Brothers' new movie, War Room, this exciting new resource is designed to help anyone learn how to become a powerful person of prayer. The Battle Plan for Prayer begins with prayer's core purpose, its biblical design, and its impact throughout history. Readers will be guided by Scripture through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired towards a closer, more intimate relationship with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life. If you want to experience the joy of mightily answered prayer, then it's time to engage with God at another level.
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- Product type: Book
- Format: The Battle Plan for Prayer - Softcover
- Release Date: Jul 6, 2015
- UPC: 9781433688669
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 208
- Publish Date: Aug 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012080"
- ISBN: 1433688662
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- A Must Read! by Randi on 1/25/2016
This book is perfect for everyone who is looking to take their prayer life to the next level...man or woman! I've read many books on prayer throughout the last year or so, but I must say that this one is certainly the most in depth. It truly takes us through everything you need to know about prayer! It encourages us to set aside a specific time to pray each and every day- making prayer a priority in your day- not just something you do when you are stressed or have a spare moment. It encourages us to set goals in prayer and really pray with a purpose. It tells us about the power of prayer, the types of prayers, how God answers prayers. It takes an in depth look at different ways we pray...the why, the how and the what! I honestly don't know that there is anything prayer related that this book does not cover! If you're looking to transform your prayer life, this book will be life changing!
Though this is a companion book to War Room, it really stands on its own very well. I personally read the book before seeing the movie and there was nothing lost by doing so. So whether you've seen the movie or not, this is a must add to your reading list! Your prayer life will thank you!
**Product received for review. All thoughts are my own.
- A powerful and transformative tool for Christians by JulieK on 9/16/2015
Prayer is such an elusive practice for Christians, it seems. As this book concurs, we ALL know we SHOULD pray and pray more. Prayer seems "easy" enough to do... yet pretty much every person I know, myself included, seems to struggle with prayer:
Not having time
Not knowing what to say
Getting stuck in rote and meaningless words
Feeling like we're not being "heard" by God
Feeling like our prayers aren't being answered
Reading this book felt much like reading books by old-time preachers like Spurgeon. Direct, pointed, and extremely well-organized. FILLED with Scripture and scriptural examples. I really appreciated how every page pointed me right back into my Bible for answers instead of relying on too many personal anecdotes (which are okay for interest but I love that this book has "meat" to it!).
Also, as someone raised in church and Christian schools, I often find devotional books kind of simplistic or repetitive, since I am well familiar with popular verses used for many topics. However, this book did not disappoint. While there's definitely the familiar verses about prayer, the authors really dig in and show how prayer life runs deeply through the entire Bible and is present in just about every familiar Bible character and story we've grown up with. One point that impressed me was the author's discussion of the "Spiritual Armor" and how immediately after we're told to put on the whole armor of God, Paul instructs us in PRAYER! As the authors point out (my interpretation/paraphrase here) it doesn't help to stand around in our godly armor if we're not going to also FIGHT with the powerful tool of prayer!! I never made that connection before, and there were many "lightbulb" moments like this as I read through the book.
It's also got great "bones" (organization) - The whole book read smoothly from start to finish, and although it's a book you don't HAVE to read all the way through (if you are searching specifically for how to pray for your kids, you could hop to that section)... I'd recommend after you find specific help, that you go back and give it a cover to cover read through.
Works perfectly as a study guide too - I'm planning to read this again with my husband for our devotional time. I love that they recommend reading a chapter a day for 7 weeks. I think this method would really give Christians a complete "big picture" of what prayer is and how it works, and how we can become true prayer warriors.
I was worried that a Christian resource book based on a movie would be, well, a little lame or hokey. But having not even seen War Room yet, I didn't feel like I was getting some kind of "recap" of the movie or anything. This book was just solid support for my Christian faith and walk through and through. I'm encouraged and inspired to develop my prayer life with deeper understanding after this reading, and I'd recommend it to any Christian who wants closer and more meaningful communication with God through Prayer.
[I received this book at no charge through the Blogger Review program run by Family Christian. All opinions are my own.]
- A Resource for Equipping by Kayla on 9/11/2015
It’s not surprising that this book came out as a companion to the movie War Room. In fact, I would be surprised if it didn’t. The movie did not disappoint, so I had every hope that the book would be worthwhile as well.
The book is divided into 7 parts (enlistment, basic training, conditioning, strategies, targets, ammunition, and reinforcements). Even from the introduction, the authors are straightforward in their approach to prayer. We all know we should do it, but we don’t. It’s finally time to analyze our excuses and find them lacking.
Whether you are a new Christian or an experienced follower of Christ, there is encouragement and benefit in this read. In fact, earlier this year I read another popular book on prayer (The Circle Maker) hoping to find what I finally found in The Battle Plan for Prayer. We need to understand why we should prioritize prayer, how to pray according to Scripture, and even when we should pray. This book comes alongside the believer, not to criticize for where you are failing but to help you catch a vision of what your prayer life could look like with more intentionality and focus.
Sometimes we don’t know what or who to pray for. This book helps the reader remember there is ALWAYS something or someone to pray for, even if it is our own hearts.
My biggest “hang up” within the book was one simple phrase. In referring to temptation, the authors stated, “God won’t allow more than you can handle.” Oh, indeed He will – because He doesn’t want US to do the handling. I realize they were using the cliché that seems to come from 1 Cor. 10:13, but it is inaccurate.
That being said, I was impressed by the amount of Scripture throughout this text. They showed me some familiar Scripture applications but also directed me to new Scripture that I am less familiar with.
“The best answer He can give to any prayer is whatever answer brings Him the most glory.” p. 27
If you’re looking for a great “equipping” book on prayer, this is just what you’re looking for!
I received this book for free via Family Christian for this review. The perspectives above, not including direct quotes from the book, are entirely mine.