Fervent by Priscilla Shirer – A Book Review

Title: FerVent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer

Author: Priscilla Shirer

Publisher: B & H Publishing Group

Copyright: 2015

Classification: Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, Women

Price: Suggested retail price $16.99

Who is Priscilla Shirer? Priscilla is married to Jerry Shirer, and is a mom to three sons.  She is a gifted writer and international speaker.  She has written a number of Christian books and Bible Studies. She is also one of the daughters of Pastor Tony Evans.  Some of her books include: The Resolution for Women (NY Times Bestseller),  God is Able, One in a Million, Life Interrupted, Discerning the Voice of God, Awaken, The Armor of God, and more.  She had a starring role in War Room and a role in the recently released I Can Only Imagine.

 A Hands-on, knees-down, never-give-up action guide to practical, purposeful praying

That is the description at the end of the promo on the back of the book.   It is just that and is exactly what Priscilla planned for it to be.  If you saw the War Room movie, you got a glimpse there of what Priscilla believes prayer should be like.  She didn’t write the book, but she did collaborate with the Kendrick Brothers on the movie, and ultimately they decided she needed to play the role of Elizabeth Jordan, the wife in the movie, and she accepted.

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Living Victoriously in Difficult Times – How?

Book Review Details

Title: Living Victoriously in Difficult Times

Author: Kay Arthur, Bob & Diane Vereen

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

Category: Bible Study

Reviewed By: Taresa Lutz, Christian blogger, Believer in Jesus Christ  (http://www.standingfirmproducts.com)

Recommended: Yes, Highly

Overview of the 40 minute study

This is a 6 week, ‘no-homework’ bible Study and one of Precept Ministries Internation 40 Minute Bible Studies series.

I facilitated the study of this book in the summer of 2013, with about 20 or so women from my church in the class.  These studies are geared for people who are interested in learning for themselves what the Bible says on various subjects, but have limited time for study and meeting with others.  Women who attended this class were hungry for more of the Word and didn’t want to spend the whole summer without a deeper study of God’s Word.

As in all Kay Arthur/Precept studies, the particpants are going to read/observe Scripture, mark it up based on the author’s instructions (with colors and symbols), and discuss what the Scripture says.   The discussion questions are there to help the participant cover the material.  Discussion, actually speaking about what they read, strengthens their understanding of the Scripture.

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