When I read this quote by Corrie ten Boom, it stopped me. I stopped to think about it for my prayer life. Prayer has been my “spare tire” but my desire is for prayer to be my “steering wheel” and this book, The Art of Amen, has helped steer me in the right direction.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover”, they say. I broke that rule with this one. Several months ago I began reading books on prayer. While at a Christian bookstore, I spied The Art of Amen on the shelf and because the cover is so beautiful, I picked it up and discovered it was on prayer. Obviously I purchased it along with a couple of others on prayer. Several weeks after that, I was invited to write a review. I love to support authors, and reviews are one way, (an important way) to support them.
The Art of Amen is a simple book, less than 200 pages, yet filled with helpful, practical tools to help our prayer life. The author helps us understand why we pray, how to pray, creative ways to pray, and much more.
Prayer is a gift.
A gift of time spent with our Heavenly Father. Prayer is a conversation. We grow in our relationships through communicating and it’s no different with God. We can communicate with Him in different ways, creative ways, and that is what I loved about this book.
A practical tool in Chapter 5 that I especially like is using GRACE as a guide when praying.
- Gratitude – Begin with praise
- Repent – Confess your sin and seek forgiveness
- Ask – Requests and petitions
- Consider – Reflect on what the Holy Spirit may be saying
- Esteem – End with praise and worship
This book is for you if you desire to learn some creative ways when spending time with your Father God. I recommend this one!
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