“Every Season Prayers” Scotty Smith

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Synopsis:

Are you ever at a loss when it comes to what to say in your prayers?

Every Season Prayers offers a treasure trove of prayers that will lead you into a more intimate relationship with God. Topically arranged so you can easily find the sentiments that match your needs, this delightful book includes prayers for:

· everyday concerns, from health and relationship issues to expressing gratitude
· voicing our feelings, stories, and struggles to God
· listening to the heart of God
· congregational confession and worship
· Advent, Lent, and Passion Week
· and more

No matter what your season of life or your daily reality, you will find a prayer you can lift up to God.

“It’s an extremely rare book that you want to carry with you, that you always want to have within arm’s reach. This is one of those rare books.”–Ann Voskamp, New York Timesbestselling author of One Thousand Gifts and The Greatest Gift

“Our journey through deepest valleys and over highest mountains has been lined with the prayers of Scotty Smith.”–Steven Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth Chapman

“This book will be a devotional anchor for me for the rest of my life.”–Steve Brown, broadcaster; founder of Key Life Network; author of How to Talk So People Will Listen

“Scotty faithfully transcribes the heart of Christ and applies it to the whole of life by way of petition, lament, struggle, and celebration.”–Charlie Peacock, professor, Lipscomb University; music producer (Switchfoot, The Civil Wars, Chris Cornell)

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About the Author:

Scotty Smith is founding pastor of Christ Community Church (PCA) in Franklin, Tennessee. He is now teacher in residence at West End Community Church (PCA) in Nashville. He is the author of several books, including Everyday Prayers as well as Unveiled Hope with Michael Card and Speechless and Restoring Broken Things with Steven Curtis Chapman.

 

Review: 

Scotty Smith is such a wonderfully animated writer, inspirational and witty. He is well known for his blog Heavenward, and his other book Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith.

This is a such a great book! It would work for individual study or read as a full length book. Sometimes we just need help figuring out our individual style of prayers, sometimes we have so much jumbled up in our brains we can’t find the right words to put into prayers. This is a great starting point for anyone, the beginner or the seasoned prayer warrior. It has a prayer literally for every occasion. There are 12 chapters, each one a prayer for a different purpose. Within each of these chapters you find several different subcategories for the type of prayer you need. It is funny and insightful, the way that he words the prayers give me a renewed sense of hope and made me giggle a time or two.

With so many different prayer categories and subcategories it can easily be read as a daily devotional or as a complete read through. I enjoyed reading it section by section, there is so much that this book has to offer and it really needs to be taken a section at a time. It is like any other devotional and takes time to read, process and study but in this case we are putting what we read into actions. We are using it to guide our talks with God, to help us get out the things that we need help with, to help us reconnect with God on a deeper level. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. It’s a wonderful book and it would make a great gift.

I received a free copy of this book from the Baker Books Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
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