Chris Fabry does it again!. Another spectacular story from one of my all time favorite authors. Excellent sums up how I felt after finishing this book and so look forward to seeing the movie. I knew this would be a good book but I was not prepared for how this story would impact my life. We all know that prayer is a powerful weapon and we know we should pray more. Sounds so simple, but how do we put this into practice and become better at conversing with the "one who made us"? This book showed me different ways to put the power of prayer into my everyday life and make prayer a priority, which it should be.
The story centers around Tony and Elizabeth Jordan and daughter Danielle. They have career's, money, and what they think is the charmed life. Their marriage is in trouble which sends this plot into a tale of what causes this marriage to crumble. Lots of things are present in their alienation to each other and bitterness is prevalent in Elizabeth. Since Elizabeth is a real estate agent, God arranges her to meet Miss Clara who is interested in selling her house. That is where this storyline takes off. Miss Clara realizes that Elizabeth needs help and she challenges her to fight for her marriage and family instead of against her husband. Miss Clara has a war room where she prays for and encourages those around her to pray without ceasing. Miss Clara wants Elizabeth to start her own war room and begin fighting. Miss Clara tells Elizabeth that "prayer is God drawing us close and asking what's on our hearts. Now most people, if you tell them that, will go to their list. The first thing God wants to do is help you see. See yourself. See your sin. See your helplessness without Him. And then-He opens your eyes and bring everything into focus".
I have read every book Chris Fabry has written and this is one of the best ever. Not often, do you highlight and turn corners down in a fiction book to remember what you loved and what really spoke to your heart. This book has plenty of those and it is one I will re-read just to remember how important prayer is. My own prayer life has taken on a new meaning. Please, please pick his up to read and recharge your prayer life.
Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for his free copy just for my honest opinion..