Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Praying God's Word for Your Life by Kathi Lipp

Praying God's Word for Your Life by Kathi Lipp

Praying God’s Word for Your Life gives women the direction and Scripture they need to bring purpose and power to their prayers. The simple strategies Kathi Lipp shares will create in women the habit of praying with renewed boldness, consistency, and expectation. And Kathi’s warm, approachable style will make praying Scripture accessible to new believers and lifelong Christians alike.

My Thoughts:

I always enjoy books by Kathi Lipp (check out my review of The Me Project here).  They are great "self-help" solutions to problems that Christian women face and, more importantly, they are fun to read.  I found Praying God's Word for Your Life to be organized well and very practical.

The book is set up in a way that when you need to pray for a specific situation in your life - worry, parenthood, marriage, feelings of inadequacy - you can easily find the chapter that deals with that.  Within each chapter are Scripture references and samples prayers for that particular situation.  Kathi does a great job of showing how you can turn verses back into prayers to God.

The book is full of real-life examples of how women have incorporated prayer into their daily lives as well as examples of how prayer has changed lives.  The examples are from Kathi's own life as well as from the lives of women who have written to Kathi.  My only complaint with the book was that this was not explained.  I started reading a story about a mom with young children and I was confused because I knew Lipp's children were all adults.  It wasn't until the end of the story (after flipping the page) that I realized this was written by someone else.  I think that could have been explained better beforehand in the book.  But that is a minor complaint, really.

I love that Kathi Lipp provides practical steps within each chapter.  Often, when I read a nonfiction book, I leave the book thinking, "That's great.  Now what do I do with that information?"  Praying God's Word for Your Life tells you what to do.  It gives you a step by step guide.

I thought this was just a wonderful book - easy to read but with very relevant information.  I highly recommend it. (Even though the book is focused toward women, men could get a lot out of it as well.)

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Author Bio:
Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker and the of The Husband Project: 21 Days to Loving Your Man—on Purpose and with a Plan, The Marriage Project: 21 Days to More Love and Laughter, and The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You’ve Always Wanted and The “What’s for Dinner?” Solution. 

She is a frequent guest on Focus on the Family and dozens of other radio programs. Church leaders and women’s ministry directors rely on Kathi to help women move from living out of obligation to enjoying godly passion. She speaks to thousands of women across the US and Canada every year.

Kathi and her husband, Roger, are the parents of four young adults and live in San Jose, California. Find out more about Kathi at www.kathilipp.com.

I was given a complementary copy of this book for review.  All opinions are my own.  Affiliate links are used in this post.  If you enjoyed my book review, please consider clicking through my link to purchase the book.  Also, feel free to see all my book reviews at my blog Read Me or Bust.

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