I Told the Mountain to Move: Learning to Pray So Things Change

I Told the Mountain to Move: Learning to Pray So Things Change

by Patricia Raybon
     
 

Christianity Today Book of the Year finalist!
The critically acclaimed book from Patricia Raybon is now in softcover. In her search for a more authentic prayer life, award-winning author, journalist, and educator Patricia Raybon set out to learn the secrets of prayer, searching for a connection with God that could transform her life and impact others. In I

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Christianity Today Book of the Year finalist!
The critically acclaimed book from Patricia Raybon is now in softcover. In her search for a more authentic prayer life, award-winning author, journalist, and educator Patricia Raybon set out to learn the secrets of prayer, searching for a connection with God that could transform her life and impact others. In I Told the Mountain to Move, Raybon reflects on her upbringing in a strict, churchgoing family, her departure from her childhood faith, and her struggle to return to God in adulthood. This wonderfully written book reaches across racial, denominational, and cultural lines, as Raybon discovers that prayer is a deliberate discipline that draws the prayer warrior into a life-changing relationship with God. Tyndale House Publishers

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Prayer is more than a mechanical series of steps taken to achieve the goal of an answer from God. Prayer is an emotional, raw, devastatingly frank and spiritually challenging command of God that we must live out in real life. Raybon, journalism teacher and author of My First White Friend, captures that honesty in her newest book. She offers readers a candid look at her struggle with prayer, as well as the lessons she's learned through the years. She talks of looking for Jesus and loving each other, of forgiveness, confession, intercession, trust and thankfulness. She offers 24 prayer lessons in all, each one a glorious blend of story, tutorial and the words of prayer warriors who have gone before. Raybon can tell a story to be sure; her husband's illness, her childhood, her daughter's change of religions, even a boy's baseball game shine with the emotions of a woman who is schooled in the joy of faith yet struggles with the command to pray. Raybon offers readers hope and empathy because she recognizes her own sin and because she understands more fully what God's command to love one another really means. This is a powerful and personal book about prayer. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842387989
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
04/17/2006
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
293,079
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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