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Every month I get an e-mail from ZonderKIDZ, sharing new or featured products. One of the books that really caught my eye was this one, by Tricia Goyer – Prayers that Changed History. It jumped out to me because Ian and I had started the school year working through Prayer Works (by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, inspired by the War Room movie); we were almost done with that book and needed something else to move on to. It has been just perfect!
About the Book
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 did to change the world. But one part of the story is often left out: Each one of them wouldn’t have accomplished what they did without prayer.
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.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Tricia Goyer is the author of more than 40 books, including the novelization for Moms’ Night Out. She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. Tricia and her husband, John, live in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Tricia coordinates a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. They have six children.
Heidi Says . . .
Ian and I are really enjoying this book. Prayer Works was more of a daily devotional about prayer, with just a short reading each day. This book has longer chapters, each one focused on a different historical figure who prayed and that prayer brought big results! Even with the longer readings, we’ve been reading through 2-3 chapters each week.
Here are just some of the things that I like about this book:
- There is a picture of each person whose story is featured in the book. That helps kids put a face with the name and realize that the story is about a REAL person.
- It tells WHEN each person lived; and it’s in chronological order, which makes me particularly happy.
- After the main story, there is a “Something to Think About” section, which helps make the story more personal.
- There’s an “In His/Her Own Words” section which shares the actual prayer or something else written or said by the person. I find this section fascinating because of the amazing vocabulary of people in the past. (We’ve strayed so far!)
- This is followed up by a “How He/She Changed History” section which tells what actually resulted from the prayer.
- “It’s in the Bible” shares a similar story from the Scriptures.
Even though this is a children’s book, I’m not sure if Ian or I am enjoying it more! I love history and anything that ties history and Christianity together is a plus!
A few weeks ago, I was out of town for a week and Ian was doing school with my mom. When I got home, she told me how much she enjoyed the prayer book! So, in other words, even though this might be found in the juvenile section of the bookstore, adults will get a lot out of it as well.
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