“Infuse Your World—and Your Heart—with God’s Life-Giving Power”. With these words, Sue Detweiler invites us on a journey of drawing closer to the heart of God through prayer. “Women Who Move Mountains: Praying with Confidence, Boldness, and Grace” was published in 2017 by Bethany House, and is written in an interactive style with integrated study questions, journaling prompts, and more.
One of the unique aspects of this book is that alternating chapters provide different ways of learning how to transform our relationship with God. Odd-numbered chapters give examples of biblical and modern women who have moved mountains through prayer. Even-numbered chapters share questions and pin-pointed Scripture verses that reveal how to apply those prayer principles to our lives. In many chapters of the book it mentions that bonus videos are available to view along with each lesson by visiting Ms. Detweiler’s website, but so far those videos have not been posted—this was quite disappointing.
So, what are some of the topics covered in this book about life-transforming prayer? Well, some of my favorites include:
– I Believe (Learning to Pray with Faith)
– I Am Honored (Learning to Pray with Grace)
– I Am Empowered (Learning to Pray in God’s Presence)
– I Am Humble (Learning to Pray with Humility)
There are other topics, of course, but these ones really stood out for me. As with any book, some of the insights of “Women Who Move Mountains” were very thought-provoking and powerful for me, while other ideas sort of fell flat and did not feel relevant at all.
In the end I am certainly glad to have read “Women Who Move Mountains” because it gave me plenty of food for thought about the life-changing power of praying with a heart that desires closer relationship with God. While not every chapter gave the same level of inspiration for me, each reader will undoubtedly have different gems that stand out to them and reveal God’s heart in a way that speaks specifically to their heart.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”