I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Before Amen by Max Lucado
My earliest memory of praying is when my aunt told me if I didn’t start praying bad things would happen to me. Another memory is when my mother would have me place my hand on her stomach and pray for her to conceive a child. I remember thinking… “Is this how this prayer thing works?” It wasn’t until I was eighteen years old that I understood the real power of prayer.
Before Amen show readers that there is power in prayer. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between GOD and his child (meaning you). The book starts off with The Pocket Prayer. A short prayer that you can write down and/or memorize it.
you are good.
I need help. Heal and forgive me.
They need help.
In Jesus” name, amen
The author takes this prayer and breaks it down into individual chapters. In each chapter, the author tells readers a story that shows an example of the power of a simple prayer. The chapter named “Thank You” was my favorite chapter of the book. The author listed in alphabetical order things he was thankful for. That chapter demonstrates to readers that there are so many things to be thankful for. He even thanked his bald spot (“My bald spot is spreading like a rain puddle. Might as well be grateful. Besides bald starts with a b.”)
Before Amen was an okay read for me. I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing to say when it relates to a book dealing with the power of prayer. It wasn’t as in-depth as I thought it would be. I didn’t learn anything new about prayer, but it does serve as a reminder that there’s no correct way or time to pray. JUST PRAY!
I do believe each reader will be able to take what they need from this book and apply it to their prayer life.