Author: David A. Christensen
Release Date: April 2014
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Interestingly enough this book came at a time when I really needed it!
I started feeling ill late one evening and before I even got into bed I knew that I was going to be up all night with the illness.
As I was praying for relief I started to read this book...an intriguing thing to be reading about prayer while praying.
It made me really think about my prayers and how I pray and what I pray for...
This book is AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL!
The author gives "31 teachings to strengthen our connection with Heaven."
Within each teaching there are "daily guides-- with insights from General Authorities, scriptures, personal experiences, and commentary, that will enrich and empower your prayers."
Many of us know that "there is no appointment necessary" for prayers...
I was so grateful for that because I was praying from about 10pm to 5am...not your standard scheduling time frame.
But do we realize that when the Lord seems to give us NO ANSWER he is really answering with "you are trusted."
"Elder Richard G. Scott teaches -- that we should express gratitude when no answers come."
Do we pray "only in times of crisis?"
Do we "allow our weaknesses to keep us from connecting with Heaven?"
Do we understand "the power of music" as a form of prayer?
How does gratitude play into prayer?
And "can one do evil with a prayer on their lips?"
SO MANY THINGS TO PONDER IN THIS BOOK!
You can read it in one night like I did...OR...You can read one chapter a day for a month.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!
About the Author
David has taught Missionary Preparation and Book of Mormon classes for over 30 years. His testimony was shared and transferred to missionaries and members in the Chile Santiago North Mission when he served as president and again in Central America when he served as President of the Guatemala MTC.
He counts his eight children as his most important converts and his favorite companion—his best friend and wife Deena Bond Christensen.
(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinoin :)