February 1, 2000
Praying The Bible Into Your Life, by Stormie Omartian
I’ve read many of Stormie Omartian’s books on prayer and have the little prayer cards that go along with several of them. I regularly refer to these books when I run into a snag in life, and wondered how I’d like the audio version of her latest, Praying the Bible Into Your Life.
When I slipped on my headphones and began, I immediately loved the narrator’s voice, calm and confident. After the introduction, I expected to hear a long talk about each topic, as in the other books she’s written, followed by instructions on putting this into practice, and then a prayer. Instead, I found that each topic is only about 30 seconds long, with a short scripture passage followed by a prayer. Just the right amount of time to get to the point.
The 193 topics are listed as the titles of each chapter, meaning that when I want to look up “Ask God for Wisdom” or “Be Ready for Battle”, easily scrolling through the titles pulls up just what I’m looking for. The topics are diverse and the prayers are specific in each one, and I have already put them to use at times that I felt I needed to get down to business with God about urgent situations. Hearing the scriptures that speak specifically to what I’m going through, then a prayer using that scripture to remind me of God’s involvement in my life was a great source of comfort. This is an audio file that should be in every believer’s mp3 player!
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