Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Whispers of Hope: 10 Weeks of Devotional Prayer by Beth Moore With GIVEAWAY!!!!



Whispers of Hope: 10 Weeks of Devotional Prayer by Beth Moore

B&H Books (October 1, 2013) 232 pages

My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Thoughts:

I'm typically pretty untrusting of big name authors in the Christian world. Too often, money talks, and makes it too easy for these authors to ignore certain things the Bible teaches.

Admittedly, I didn't know much at all about Beth's ministry. I tried to do some research on her, and as you would expect, we don't have the same theology with everything. I saw a couple of people mention that she leans towards mysticism. I didn't get that from this book! It is the one and only book of hers I've read, though. I did start her David study, but never finished it(time issue there). So, I reserve the right to take my positive opinions of her away if I discover anything I feel is "out there" in her other books.

My opinion of this book is very positive, though! It ended up being very different than I thought. Based on the title, I thought it was going to be a study on prayer. Prayer is something in my life that I want to improve, so I jumped at the chance to read this book. It's actually 70 devotionals pertaining to different subjects that apply to our Christian life. For review purposes, I read straight through. I don't recommend that! The lessons come across disjointed at that point. They are made to be studied one per day. I'm not the best at the "one-a-day" kind of studies, but this can make an excellent study when read this way!

Each devotional consists of 3 pages. The first page is the devotional itself. The second and third pages are journaling pages to write and practice prayer. These pages are divided into sections.

Praise
Repentance
Acknowledgement
Intercession
Supplication for Self
Equipping
(Thanksgiving is included in each of those sections, too.)

Beth takes a few pages at the beginning of the book to explain this prayer method. The rest of the book is putting it to practice, and learning ways to improve our Christian walk.

Physically, this is a *beautiful* book! If you have a Beth Moore fan on your Christmas list, this is a gorgeous pick! The pages have the "torn" look around the edges. This is a feature of a book that always makes me feel the book is even more special. ;)

So far, I really like Beth Moore's style! I'm now looking forward to digging into some of her other books. As far as this one, I definitely recommend it!

*A huge "Thank You" to Caylen at Icon Media Group and B&H Publishing for sending me a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

Congratulations to Cindi!!!!

THE GIVEAWAY!!!

If you'd like to win a copy of this book(or you'd like to enter for someone else!), just leave a comment with your email address.

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6 comments:

  1. Oh sounds wonderful. Please please count me in. suitejuju(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  2. I'd love to be the recipient of the devotional. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing.
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I've heard about this one and I LOVE Beth Moore's studies that get so deep into the Word. Would love to win! vikingmoma (at) gmail (dot) com!

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  4. This is what I get for playing catch-up on blogs. :P I miss out on giveaways such as this one. I'm not a HUGE fan of Beth Moore but so many people seem to love her that I keep thinking that I need to give her another chance.

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