About this Book
Discover the Power of Praising God
When Becky Harling was diagnosed with cancer over ten years ago, she begged God for healing. A friend of hers had another idea. She challenged Becky to spend twenty minutes a day in praise. Becky thought, What if I’m not feeling thankful? But as she intentionally praised God, she began to experience new joy—and her relationship with God has never been the same.
Now, in The Thirty-Day Praise Challenge, Becky guides you in praising God for twenty minutes every day for one month. Arranged topically, the book includes music selections to enhance your praise journey and creative ideas for continuing the habit of praise.
As Becky writes, “If you take this challenge, your faith will grow more than you dreamed possible. You will experience more joy, less insecurity, more courage, less anxiety. Thirty days of praising God. Are you ready?”
I LOVED this book! The author shares her personal story and the challenge her mentor gave her, to praise God 20 minutes every day even though she was facing cancer treatment. What she learned she is now teaching us in this straight forward, easy to follow, Scripture based book.
One of the things I liked about the book is the author says early on not to get into legalism. If you miss a day don’t sweat it read tomorrow. She’s also clear that the songs she’s picked are some of her favorites, if they don’t work for the reader find something else. Just find something that you can praise God with.
Each day opens with a scripture and an invitation. The invitation is a series of scriptures that the author has personalized so they are written as if God is saying them directly to you. Next is a section called Listen, where the author suggests worship songs for you to listen to as you mediate on the scripture or praising God for some aspect suggested by the author. This is followed by a prayer that the author has written out based on scripture. Oftentimes there are blanks for you to insert the thing you are struggling with. Finally, the author encourages the reader to journal. Again, she gives guidelines of something to journal about, but reminds the reader he or she is free to write whatever they feel led to.
This would be a great book for a new Christian who may be struggling with how to pray. I think it would also be good for the Christian who feels stuck in rut in their prayer life or someone facing a difficult situation. I appreciate how the author put the focus on praising God with everything based on scriptures.
Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher, but was under no obligation to give anything other than my personal opinion.
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