Book Review: “Called To Pray” by Linda Evans ShepherdDecember 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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From the Back Cover: When you feel a nudge to pray, what will you do?
Most of us have felt it at one time or another: that unexplained prompting in our hearts to stop and pray for a friend, a loved one, or even a stranger. Sometimes we are even awakened from a deep sleep with an even deeper need to go to God in prayer. Where do those urges come from? Are they truly from God? Or are they merely stray thoughts? And if we respond in prayer, are others’ lives affected at all?
In Called to Pray, Linda Evans Shepherd shares dozens of inspiring true stories of people who have heeded God’s call to pray and the astonishing results of those impromptu prayers. Through accounts of people being protected from harm and rescued from danger, of needs being met and hearts being encouraged, you’ll see that God is involved in an active and dynamic relationship with us—and that we can be part of his plan to bless others.
If you have ever wondered if prayer has any real effect or doubted that God communicates with us personally, this heart-stirring book will amaze, inspire, and equip you to respond to those holy promptings.
Linda Evans Shepherd knows that all of us have that moment when The Holy Spirit gives us a burden to pray for someone and for a specific period of time. Ms. Shepherd begins the book with the story of Jack who forgot to make a fuel check before he took off from Miami to Fort Pierce. After a short period of time in the air he quickly realized his mistake, he was going down. The problem was there was no safe place to land. However at that moment a parishioner got the burden to pray for Jack. Suddenly a freshly plowed field appeared and Jack was safely able to land the plane with no damage and he walked away. The parishioner prayed at exactly the moment that Jack was in great need. His ordeal lasted a half hour, the parishioner prayed for the same length of time. Ms. Shepherd provides us lots of stories like this and at the end of each story she also provides us a prayer we can pray. The book is divided into ten parts: 1: Called to Pray for Protection, 2: Called To Pray for Rescue, 3: Called To Pray for Needs, 4: Called To Pray for Souls, 5: Called To Pray for Breakthrough, 6: Called To Pray for Guidance, 7: Called To Pray for Miraculous Wonders, 8: Called To Pray for Encouragement, 9: Called To Pray for Trust and Faith and 10: Called To Pray for Others. Prayer works! Sometimes we forget and we don’t pray as we should especially when we feel impressed to pray. Ms. Shepherd has given us a book that reminds us of the critical role we play. And she shows us the results of our prayers. This is a book that you will refer back to again and again. It will lift up your spirits when you feel empty or low. A great resource!
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”