PrayerPoints – Book Review

978-1-4964-0950-8There has been numerous times in my life where I have faced a situation where I wanted to pray , I needed to pray, but I didn’t know what to say.  If this sounds like you, and for many of us it does, this book can help.

PrayerPoints is beautifully designed to help with any specific need you may have.  No matter what season of life your going through PrayerPoints can guide you towards a closed relationship with God through prayer.

PrayerPoints – Praying God’s Promises At Your Point Of Need is a beautiful leather-like reference book that features almost 250 entries and addresses more than 170 topics we face on a regular basis from Abandonment to Wrong Choices.  Almost any need or problem that we may have is covered with at least one entry.  Some topics have several entries.  I love that the book is pocket size, perfect for my back pocket.

The verses reflect God’s promises to us in the circumstances we face and offer biblical based prayers that help us pray to God regarding the situation, based on God’s Word.

At the back of the book there is a Guide To Prayer Topics and a Scripture Index that breaks down the topics categorically based on Emotional, Physical, Relational and Spiritual needs.

Some of the topics that are addressed in this book are:

  • Emotional: Abandonment, Abuse, Addiction, Loneliness, Past Hurts, Tragedy
  • Physical: Cancer, Chronic Pain, Financial Need, Sleeplessness, Unemployment
  • Relational: Alienation from Family, Being Bullied, Conflict, Death, Grief
  • Spiritual: Emptiness, Guilt, Lost Feeling, Need For God, Shame

Each PrayerPoint entry is short, leaving ample time for additional prayer and reflection. The Bible verses are opened up to shine light on the promises in them. All through PrayerPoints an intimacy between the reader and God is developed with honest sincerity.

Once I started using PrayerPoints, I found this book indispensable, both in my personal prayer time and in private ministry time with others.

I highly recommend PrayerPoints. 5 out of 5 stars.

You can read an excerpt HERE                               PrayerPoints is available on Amazon.

I am blessed to have received a copy of this bible for free from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes.  I received no other compensation and the review is my own honest opinion of the book.

Have a blessed day, Jay

Under Our Skin

Watson, an NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, has written in my opinion one of the most thought provoking books of our time.  Watson has remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. In Under Our Skin Watson, delicately and sensitively  examines both sides of the race debate and appeals to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.  Drawing from his own life as a young boy and young man, his role as a father and husband, and his family legacy.

Under Our Skin does a wonderful job of presenting the race issue that was hi-lighted with Ferguson.  Watson does a brilliant job of illustrating how history and human nature has gotten us, as a country, to this point. He points to how the music we listen to affects the way we perceive things and how we can so easily get caught up in thinking of it as a race war. Watson gets straight to the heart of the issue and shows how we can change for the better.  I thought one of the best parts of the book was his thoughts and the background that he gave of his own story and that of his father and Pop Pop.

This is a read that I highly recommend for men young and old. 5 out of 5 stars!

Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, a writer and speaker, and a widely read and followed commentator on social media.

He attended Duke University as a freshman and transferred to the University of Georgia, where he majored in finance. After an all-SEC senior campaign, he was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. He won a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season and appeared in another Super Bowl following the 2007 season. After a three-year stint with the Cleveland Browns—including the 2010 season in which he led the Browns in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns—Watson signed with the Saints in 2013.

Watson serves on the executive committee of the NFL Players Association and is the founder of the nonprofit One More foundation along with his wife, Kirsten. They live in New Orleans with their five children.

I am blessed to have received a copy of this bible for free from Tyndale Publishers for review purposes.  I received no other compensation and the review is my own honest opinion of the book.

Have a blessed day, Jay