Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Praying Through Hard Times by Linda Evans Shepherd

Difficulties will come in life. You will have pain and heartache. You may ask, “Where is God?” Shepherd helps you keep in communication with God during those hard times.

She knows what she is writing about. She shares her own story – an automobile accident where her baby, still in the car seat, was hurled onto the freeway. Her daughter was in a year long coma and has severe disabilities.

Shepherd writes about abiding in God, keys to surviving difficult times, actively trusting God with your troubles, standing against the enemy, praying against the spirit of strife, wanting and praying for a breakthrough, praying with trust, praying for grace and mercy, praying for others and for peace, and exercises in hearing God's voice.

This is a very encouraging book. It deals with much more than just praying during a difficult time. Shepherd writes from experience, sharing her own struggles with trusting God. What she has learned in her Christian walk is helpful and full of hope. Potential readers should know that Shepherd has had visions and has seen the reality of demon activity.

She ends each chapter with a written prayer and discussion questions are provided at the back of the book. There are also videos that go along with the book at www.IgniteMyFaith.com. This book would be a good choice for a study group.

Food for thought: “Many of our trials serve as invitations to cling to God.” (21)

Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author of more than thirty books, a successful speaker, and a radio personality. She is the president of Right to the Heart Ministries and lives with her family in Colorado. You can find out more at www.sheppro.com or www.VisitLinda.com.

Revell, 190 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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