Book Review: “Before Amen” By Max Lucado

September 26, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Max Lucado in his new book , “Before Amen book coverBefore Amen” published by Thomas Nelson shows us The Power of a Simple Prayer.

From the back cover:  We all pray . . . some.

We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.

But wouldn’t we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?

Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered history with prayer? Uncertain words. Unmet expectations. Unanswered requests.

We aren’t the first to struggle with prayer. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance too. In fact, prayer is the only tutorial they ever requested.

And Jesus gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Couldn’t we use the same?

Join Max Lucado on a journey to the very heart of Biblical prayer and the power unleashed with six simple lines:

Father, You are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In Before Amen best-selling author Max Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.

Max Lucado writes the greatest books in the world and this book is his best yet! With “Before Amen” he is looking at “The Lord’s Prayer” in an entirely different light than what we are used to. In nine chapters he breaks down what Jesus said and shows us a new way to approach the Throne of God. I am fascinated at what Pastor Lucado was able to come out with. This is life changing stuff. Simplicity. God wants to hear from us and He really enjoys it when we call Him Father, or Daddy. Once we got that down then the rest of the verses are easy. “Before Amen” is a book that you might want to read a few times.  Once for the primary impact that it will have on your life then again for the truth that you missed the first time.  You will want to give this book to family and friends so that they can know how to talk to God as well.  They will always remember your gift and thank you for it.  I recommend this book highly!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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