Saturday, September 28, 2013

Review: Straight Answers to 21 Honest Questions about Prayer by:Charles Simpson

Straight Answers to 21 Honest Questions about Prayer
About the Book:
Answers to Your Most Puzzling Questions about Prayer
In a world where problems grow more and more complex and desperate, the need for prayer is rising. Yet critical needs will go unmet until we have a proper understanding of "effective" prayer and how it works. Here, in this easy-to-understand guidebook, veteran prayer warrior Charles Simpson answers 21 of your most-asked questions about prayer, including:
- Who am I actually talking to?
- Do some prayers always "work"?
- How important is faith when I pray?
- What if my prayers aren't answered?
- How does God want me to pray?
- How can I pray more effectively?
Written in an accessible question-and-answer format, these pages are filled with warmth, candor and personal illustrations that will boost you out of frustration and into times of effective prayer. Here is the hope and help you need to see the results and answers you long for.


About the Author:
Charles Simpson is an internationally known author, Bible teacher, motivational speaker, and pastor, serving in ministry since 1955. He has written a number of self-published books, served as the senior editor of The Covenant & the Kingdom Bible study curriculum, and contributed commentary for the popular Spirit-Filled Life Bible. Charles received an honorary doctorate from the American Center for Theological Studies in 1998. Currently, he serves as a spiritual father to many pastors and as a consultant to churches and businesses, traveling and ministering globally. Charles resides in Mobile, Alabama. 

My Review:
This is a very eye opening read about prayer written by a very eloquent pastor raised by his parents that just happened to be missionary's during the Great Depression. The author's parents knew all about an effective prayer life and what it means to be a diligent child of God. The author has taken questions that I'm sure we have all had concerning prayer, and given us a more thorough Bible based understanding in the hopes that our prayers will become more effective.

 Anytime you are in need you should most definitely be in prayer. But I try my best to talk to the Father on a regular basis not just about things I need but to vent as well and to also let Him know how much I appreciate and love Him. He is after all my Daddy, and isn't that what Dads are for anyway?

 This book is exactly what is needed during this time especially the way the world is right now. God is waiting for us and it is safe to rely on Him. He has our bests interests at heart.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review from Chosen Books.