Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes

December 12, 2016 Amelia Rhodes, Christian, giveaway, nonfiction 2

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about the book

Change the world one prayer at a time.

How would our community change if instead of absently saying, “I’ll pray for you,” we actually did pray—deeply, intensely, and purposefully?

Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Praying for Your Community will help you topically organize your prayer requests and lay the burdens of your community at the feet of our Heavenly Father.

With compassion and encouragement, Amelia Rhodes offers Bible verses and prayer prompts, organized topically for every letter of the alphabet. There are five topics per letter—three prayers of petition asking God to work in a certain area of need, and two more prayers of praise to reflect gratitude for God’s presence in the daily issues and relationships of life. Through petition and praise, your specific, focused communion with God will lighten your heart as you place the heaviness of those prayer requests where they belong—on His strong shoulders.

Whether you are praying for a friend’s adoption journey, a neighbor’s bankruptcy, or a family member’s cancer, this book will give you Bible verses, prayer prompts, and prayer starts to guide you through praying for even the most difficult issues that affect the people you know and love. Perfect for either individual or group prayer, Pray A to Z will help you experience the peace that comes from communicating with God.

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GENRE: Christian Nonfiction
PUBLISHER: Worthy Inspired
RELEASE DATE: November 15, 2016
PAGES: 176

“How would our communities change if we didn’t just say ‘I’ll pray for you’, but we actually did pray – deeply, intensely, and purposefully?”

Amelia Rhodes’ Pray A to Z is a handy little resource for anyone who is new to a personal prayer time and/or is overwhelmed by the length of their prayer list. It’s divided into five topics per letter, making it easily accessible no matter how you choose to incorporate it into your life. Petition (asking) topics range from adoption to grieving to infertility to ugly thoughts… and even to trafficking and homelessness and incarceration. Each letter also includes praise topics which focus mostly on names of God, such as Burden-Bearer, Keeper of my Soul, and Prince of Peace. These all – petitions and praises – start with a related Bible verse then move to some guided prayer prompts and end with an example prayer. My only real complaint is that the praise topics don’t come first in each letter’s section, but that is minor in the overall scheme of things.

Bottom Line: Pray A to Z makes a nice addition to anyone’s spiritual arsenal and, considering the time of year we’re in, would be a great gift for new believers and prayer warriors alike. Use it in your personal prayer time or as a family or small group – or all of the above! The aesthetics of the book are so well done, too. Worthy Inspired Publishers do such a fantastic job with cover design and little touches inside and out that make their books special to own.  Pray A to Z isn’t meant to be a book of prayers that you recite mindlessly, but as a stepping stone to deepen your prayer life and cover your community in grace. The possibilities are endless!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher via Litfuse. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Great resource!

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about the author

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Amelia Rhodes is a speaker and author of Isn’t It Time for a Coffee Break: Doing Life Together in an All-About-Me Kind of World. Amelia’s writing has also been featured in four Chicken Soup for the Soul titles, devotionals for the OneHope blog Undeterred and the international devotional Upper Room. Amelia has a growing speaking ministry and speaks regularly to women’s groups on topics of spiritual growth, friendship, and community, offering practical tools for living our faith in the everyday. She lives in Lowell, Michigan.

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Learn more about Pray A to Z and how to pray for your community, and enter to win Amelia’s Guide to Prayer Prize Pack to get you started.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 20. The winner will be announced December 21 on Amelia’s blog.

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