Believe Boldly: The Power of Simple, Confident Prayer to Unleash the Supernatural

Believe Boldly: The Power of Simple, Confident Prayer to Unleash the Supernatural


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ISBN-13: 9780800798628
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,254,085
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Erica Willis is the founder and director of The Fives, an international prayer ministry. A leader in the local church for more than 20 years, she teaches weekly in the women's ministry at her church and is a popular blogger and speaker. Find out more at

Table of Contents

Foreword Suzanne Eller 11

Acknowledgments 13

Part 1 My Doubting Heart

1 Normals vs. Supers 17

2 Do Not Be Afraid of the Dark 31

3 Baby Steps 47

4 Passion and Perseverance 63

Part 2 God's Perfect Truth

5 Satan Is a Jerk 79

6 Armor Up 93

7 His Presence 107

8 Shedding Skin 123

9 Good-bye Fear 135

Part 3 A Spiritual Launching Pad

10 Stomach Grumblings 149

11 Who Untied My Bowtie? 163

12 Healing 175

13 Dream a Little Dream 189

14 Best of Both Worlds 205

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Believe Boldly: The Power of Simple, Confident Prayer to Unleash the Supernatural 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how vulnerably (and humorously) Erica communicates her story of faith. Her words are somehow gentle, kind, big, and bold all at the same time as she shares about her personal interactions with Christ and the bold belief He’s cultivating in her heart. An engaging read that brought faith-filled encouragement into my life at the perfect time.
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
ow, what a powerful and challenging book. I love Erica’s style and her tone throughout the book. She seems tad sassy and I like that, definitely keeps the reader engaged. I always appreciate a non-fiction book that ties in real stories from the writers personal journey and the struggles and misconceptions they have faced. It makes the whole thing so much more relatable. Erica really challenges the reader to take a deeper look at your prayer-life, something I really need to do and am doing. She asks some excellent questions, like when you go to the Word are you anticipating encountering Jesus? I needed that reset for myself. If you are looking for a book that will challenge you to believe more — believe boldly, I highly recommend this one. A copy of this book was given to me through All opinions are my own.
kimberly beers More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was very easy. I felt as though I was sitting there talking to one of my girlfriends. Discussing things that we don't understand that happen in our once we have developed a deeper relationship with Jesus. This isn't one of those typical dry self-help books or another Christian how to books. More than just a prayer book. Erica is just like me, and you, she is a down to earth, a free-spirited, wonderful woman of God. She utilizes her own life lessons and analogies to explain to us how much more is out there. She admits her struggles and defeats along with the triumphs and joys. In the beginning, right off she talks about how the "Supers" are, this is where I am, still learning how all this works and what my purpose is. I still sit back and think, I don't know about all this. I am hoping that sharing this will help some of us who may be unaware of or unwilling to better understand All that is waiting for us. This has taught me how to be more self-aware of Gods presence my gifts, my talents and the Holy Spirit, not to be fearful of what could come and not to be fearful of my relationship with Jesus or what other people might think about my relationship with him. Believe Boldly is a must read for Believers, this will help lead you to a deeper sense of self. Use this to help guide you in your strengths and maybe you might find a new one you never knew you had. "Who says you can't have cupcakes for breakfast."Erica Willis *I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of Believe Boldly: The Power of Simple, Confident Prayer to Unleash the Supernatural from the publisher. The opinion stated is my own. I have not been compensated in any way. *
Crystal Dill More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book- for every one of us- hungry hearts- searching for something MORE in our faith walk. This book is for anyone who knows there's something deeper Jesus has to offer. We long for authentic community and to see these 'greater things' happen in our lives! Whether you are confident in prayer or not - this book will spur you on and encourage you to believe boldly- and realize you're not alone!
Michael Putzier More than 1 year ago
I see a lot of reviews from women so, for the record, I am a Harley-riddin', truck-loving guy... ...and I LOVE this book!!!! I don't know how a book that is so easy to read can make you THINK so hard, but Erica nailed it. Fantastic book and I recommend you visit her ministry website at to find out even more about this inspiring young lady!!! God is using her in a MIGHTY way!
LisaPClement More than 1 year ago
Do you want to go deeper in prayer? Do you want to walk closer to God? If so, then this book is for you. Erica, the author is inspiriting and challenges you to walk beyond the "normal" Christian walk and see what God has for you. She guides you on a journey to a deeper walk with God through wisdom. scripture, and questions. It is a must read for all who believe. Don't just life your life believing but learn to Believe Boldly! I received an advanced copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first heard of Erica Willis when I began participating in a part of her ministry called #TheFives. This hour of prayer 5 days a week at 5 AM was life changing! When I heard Erica was writing a book on prayer I knew I had to read it! Not only is Erica someone who writes about prayer but because I know her personally I know she is living what she writes about. She calls readers within just the first chapter to move past safe Christianity and embrace what she calls being a “super” this is the kind of Christian that does not play it safe but fully believes that the Holy Spirit can and will move in incredible ways! Her stories are funny and relatable. There are moments when I cried and moments when I laughed. If you want to experience something new in your prayer life then read this book!
Akasha Hines More than 1 year ago
So, so good. This book has challenged me and awakened how I viewed the power of prayer. It has inspired and encouraged me to deepen my walk and settle for nothing less than God's best for my life. Erica's humor and transparency makes me feel not alone in my walk or my struggles and helps me know that I'm not stuck. That God is beckoning for more of my heart and I need only to give him more of myself through prayer and time with. I would Highly recommend this book to anyone looking to deepen their walk with the Lord!
Bianca_Churchwell More than 1 year ago
Imagine sitting down with a trusted friend to talk about prayer, God and the Holy Spirit. To me, that's exactly what this book is like. Just like a friend who loves me and wants the best for me, this book challenged me to look a little deeper and trust a little more with each chapter. It will do the same for you. This book mad me laugh, made me cry and definitely moved the Spirit with me. Erica's heart for God and His people shines through in her writing. Don't miss out!
HeatherBB More than 1 year ago
This book speaks to the desire so many of us have for more than a paltry, shallow relationship with God. The author recounts her journey towards a deeper relationship with God, a greater awareness of the Holy Spirit, and more of His gifts. I was inspired reading this to spend more time with God by intentionally putting Him first in the morning through prayer and reading His Word, the Bible. She also encouraged us in the book to pray over our children by laying hands on them and their rooms. I started doing that, too, and both of these intentional times of prayer have already made a big difference in my life. On top of that, she made me long for more gifts of the Holy Spirit and to start asking for them again. I do want to caution readers not to get the idea that this author thinks one spiritual gift is more important than another or that someone with one of the gifts is more spiritual than another. I felt that way a time or two as I read, but taking the whole work in context, I know this was not the intent of the author. I also had the idea that she believed we all could receive any of the spiritual gifts as long as we asked, had no sin in the way, and had the right faith. I found, however, that she recognized that the giving of the gifts was God’s choice, and having the right formula wasn’t going to get us whatever gift we wanted. I’m so glad I read this book, as it encouraged me in my faith and gave me practical ways to strengthen it. I was inspired by her story and amazed by the power of God in the stories she recounted of what He had done. The fun part was that she told it all with such humor, I was laughing through the entire book. If you want a closer relationship with God, this is a great book to read!
A_Riggs More than 1 year ago
This book is a fresh outpouring of what a healthy prayer life looks like and can do for your life! I love how completely relatable and refreshing Erica’s voice is. If you are wondering why your prayer life is falling flat and what you can do about it or how to start a healthy prayer life this is a must read for you. It is encouraging and uplifting and reminds me why I wake up and start my day in prayer. Believe Boldly is a living testament to what a life lived in obedience to God looks like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not just an inspiring story about Erica Willis’s own faith journey but a call to action to build your own faith. Each chapter will challenge you to question if your faith has become lackluster, or if you are truly running after every gift available to you to glorify God. Willis writes,“Living out the abundant life found in the Holy Spirit will bring life to those around us. Those who are dead will find new life.” Perfectly weaving Spirit with Truth, this book is a launching pad to help you seek that abundant life and to step confidently into the purpose God has uniquely designed for you.
Taylor Phillips More than 1 year ago
Erica’s book “Believe Boldly,” in three chapters has inspired my prayer life. It has challenged me to be intentional about spending time with God and hearing from Him first thing in the morning. It’s encouraging because she is straight-forward about taking small steps of faith. You have to keep taking those steps because it doesn’t happen right away but gradually upon intentionality. If you’re looking for a book to fire you up, step on your toes and encourage you.. this is a book you need to have. I am so excited to keep reading.
Bethcoulson More than 1 year ago
“Obedience is a nonnegotiable... God has plans for us that cannot be fathomed.” Erica’s book is powerful! She takes real biblical truth and explains it in a relatable way, with funny stories and interesting metaphors. I love how she takes the hard parts of faith and tackles them with boldness and honesty, challenging you to do your research on each of them. My favorite part of each chapter is the self-reflection questions at the end! This is a MUST read book for anyone looking to revitalize their faith!!
Christie Ramirez More than 1 year ago
Satan is a jerk, Perfectica, rules we have put on ourselves that we were actually never told, like cupcakes for breakfast. These are some of the funny yet very compelling excerpts from this amazing book. After discussing these things that statues she placed on herself, Erica discusses how we can war against them with prayer, to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! She discusses putting on the armor of God, praying over your house and how the woman is given a special place in the family, she looks out of the window in the upper room and God shows her where attacks are coming from. And then through her submission to her husband as the frontline person, she gives that information to him and waits for his direction! Man that is good, never thought of submission that way, you can still help! Read this book, it will change your prayer life and your walk with God!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This. I am so excited about this book. I was able to read this in advance and If you want to hear from God, this book is for you. God speaks through Erica's words. I found myself crying, laughing, on my knees praying, worshiping, and filled up as I read over the words. God has breathed over these pages and used this book to speak life in me. "My new motto: Diligence is essential to divine discovery. God is on your side. He is never as silent as you fear. Do not get discouraged in the journey-He is holding your hand through it all." "What is God declaring over you that you refuse to believe? What are you gifted to accomplish that you shy away from? It is easy to hide from the hard things, but I want to challenge you to be who you are created to be, even when you are scared. Embracing the identity that God gives us is true freedom." "Trusting God gives Him permission to work however He desires. It takes us out of our limitations and places us into His limitlessness."
Rose-BeneathTheFigTree More than 1 year ago
This is what it looks like to seek after God with an obedient heart and humble spirit “...what if there is more revelation and power for you as you live out your faith? Yes, God is responsible and even predictable at times, but what if He wants to express His untamable wildness through His faithful followers—including you?” I’ve been a Christian for over 25 years, but there’s always more with God. And for me, prayer has been an area where I just never felt very confident. Erica is so real and funny and honest in the book. Her transparency, especially about the stuff most of us don’t want to admit, are a such an encouragement. She isn’t afraid to ask God questions, to be completely honest with Him, to dig into those things she doesn’t understand until she does. Through the book, we reap the benefits of her searching. She answers many of the questions that believers are afraid to ask. She does it with love and touches of humor. #yawningforYahweh…seriously…too funny. This book is a treasure for the seeking heart.
Charissa Holland Motley More than 1 year ago
In the first chapter, Erica describes "Normals"--Christians who have average spiritual lives but don't really get into all the "super-spiritual" aspects of our relationships with God, and maybe think some of it is kind of weird. I have been a Normal for my entire Christian life. But now I want more. Believe Boldly is real and brave, and has encouraged me to take big steps in the way I approach and connect to God. The Holy Spirit is real. The battle with evil is real. But we have power over the enemy and Erica's journey of discovery is so inspiring! If you are looking to take your prayer life to the next level, READ THIS BOOK. It will challenge you to do things you might not have done before, especially if you're a Normal like me. We can make ourselves new, strong, and powerful through the power of God. Boring, powerless Christianity doesn't have to be the norm. We can have so much more! "Great expectations are at the heart of enthusiastic encounters." Expect more from your relationship with God and you will see changes in how you approach that relationship. Thank you, Erica, for sharing your heart and your journey.
Nicholle Franke More than 1 year ago
Believe Boldly is Erica’s manifesto about her journey into the Supernatural! Her words are gentle and winsome leading others to believe a more profound and deeper walk with God is possible for us, as well. However, Erica is never content for others to miss out. Therefore in this book, Erica teaches us all to want more. She begins each chapter with a relatable story, continues with practical scriptures and ends with engaging questions. Don’t miss out on more in your walk with God! Buy this book and dive deeper into Jesus!
Lindsey Gibson More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! THIS CAME AT THE RIGHT TIME!! "Your true identity is not you, perfect. It is you, perfected."! Through Erica's wit and beautiful way of walking alongside those she teaches, she brings clarity and encouragement to the area of prayer with her personal testimony and lessons learned along the way. She addresses the doubting heart and taking baby steps into a deepened prayer life with such "realness" by bringing to light tactics of the enemy in, "Satan is A Jerk", but also how to "Armor UP" and contend for God's plans and purposes. She states, Let's quit letting our fears dictate or destiny" and "Faith is not a formula you choose; it is a freedom you embrace.".Every Christian should have this in their library for reference to refer to again and again.