Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer   -     By: Max Lucado
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Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer

Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Hardcover

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Prayer is a lifeline, a beacon of hope that we can cling to in life's difficult moments...Lord, please protect my family...God, I need your help to make it through today...Jesus, thank you for your grace...It goes on and on. Prayer is the most necessary and most basic expression of our faith, yet we often struggle to do it. The daily duties of life crowd in, filling our days with activity and we don't communicate with our heavenly Father.

Thankfully, we aren't the first followers of Jesus to struggle with prayer. The disciples did too. In response to their questions, Jesus gives them, and us, a simple, beautiful example to follow. Likewise, in Before Amen, Max Lucado explores the very heart of Biblical prayer by offering distilled, hope-filled prayers that will help you turn your heart towards the One who longs to speak with you.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0849948487
ISBN-13: 9780849948480
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We all pray . . . some.

We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.

But wouldn’t we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?

Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered history with prayer? Uncertain words. Unmet expectations. Unanswered requests.

We aren’t the first to struggle with prayer. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance too. In fact, prayer is the only tutorial they ever requested.

And Jesus gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Couldn’t we use the same?

In Before Amen best-selling author Max Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.

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More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Before Amen
    December 15, 2014
    Lauren
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I got this as a Christmas gift, so I didn't read the whole thing. But I did read the first couple of chapters, and what I read was really good! It flowed good, was very engrossing! Hopefully the person I got this for likes it!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Book!
    December 13, 2014
    ChristinaLouise
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is exactly what I needed to get my prayer life back on course; I've been floundering a bit, and needed something simple and straightforward to help me along the way. If you're needing a boost in the prayer department, Max Lucado delivers!
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Before Amen
    December 12, 2014
    Joy!
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    As always, Max Lucado's words meet me where I am, in the language I can understand. I never question whether or not his book(s) will be good and bring new meaning about the subject. His name is on it? I buy it sight unseen. This book is no different. You'll come away with a simple prayer to always be on your lips, if there wasn't one there already. And if it was there already? Then it will bring new meaning to it. Amen!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Before Amen
    December 12, 2014
    Lou
    Max Lucado has the knowledge of the Christian faith and the gift of writing in such a way as to provide the reader with both the knowledge of Christianity as well as the gift of understanding through his writing gifts!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amen
    December 12, 2014
    gazebobob
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I enjoy Max's writing and look forward to future books and devotional by him.
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