Wednesday, August 22, 2012

When You Need a Miracle by Linda Evans Shepherd - REVIEWED

About the Book: (From Revell)

When we hurt, we want a God who is big enough to rescue us from heartache and circumstances beyond our imagination. But even if we believe that such a God exists, we don't always know how to approach him, much less how to ask him for the impossible.

Linda Evans Shepherd knows what it's like to be in desperate need of a miracle. And she knows what it's like to receive God's answers to her prayers. In this powerful book, she shows you how to reach out to God and simply ask. She shows how God's answers may not come packaged in the ways we would expect, but they do come in ways that will transform our lives. Through solid biblical teaching and dramatic real-life stories, Shepherd walks with you on a journey of renewed hope and the assurance that God still works miracles.

My Thoughts:
I’m not sure When You Need a Miracle is the right title for this book. Seriously. I know we all have life circumstances beyond our control that cause us to cry out to God. I know we all have times when our faith is weak and we wonder if anyone hears our prayers. And Linda Evans Shepherd addresses all of this and more in her book. But this book is not about asking God for miracles as much as it is a Biblical Guide to prayer and understanding the spiritual elements of prayer in our lives and the spiritual warfare in which we are engaged as Christians when we pray.

This is not a book on prayer either, although it contains many powerful prayers and suggestions about how to pray and what to pray about. Linda’s understanding of prayer is AMAZING!! I know God has used her mightily in prayer ministry. I learned SO MUCH about prayer, but more than that, I learned what relationship with my Heavenly Father should look like. I learned about areas of my faith where I need to grow and change. I learned how to pray effectively for the trials I’m now facing in my life and I learned how to stand in the gap for others and wage battle on their behalf. I learned so much, in fact, that I’m re-reading the book.

I’ve often said many of the books that are put in my hands for review are God-appointments in my life. When You Need a Miracle was DEFINITELY one of those books for me!! What a tremendous blessing I have received through reading this book! If you want to learn what the Bible teaches about prayer, relationship with God through the shed blood of Christ, how to be an effective warrior in the spiritual battle that rages about us in this world, if you want to understand more about really seeing God work in your life and experience His answer to prayer in a personal way…..don’t wait another minute!! Buy a copy of Linda Evans Shepherd’s book When You Need a Miracle today!! And while you’re at it, buy a copy to share with a friend!! This is an amazing book!!

About the Author:
Linda Evans Shepherd is the author of over thirty books including When You Don't Know What to Pray: How to Talk to God about Anything and When You Can't Find God: How to Ignite the Power of His Presence, and the co-author of the popular series the Potluck Club and the Potluck Catering Club. Linda is an international speaker and media personality and is the creator of and appears as a frequent host of Daystar's Denver Celebration.

She's the leader of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and president of the nonprofit ministry Right to the Heart, which has seen over 500,000 people come to faith. She's married and has two children. To learn more about Linda, her speaking, and her ministries, see

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