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Wasted Prayers by Greg Darley questions whether prayer is the panacea to all problems in all situations. It goes into the reasons why Christians seems to pray so much yet do so little about the issues we pray about, especially when situations demand it.
The author wonders whether Christians sometimes use prayer as an excuse to avoid taking difficult actions, especially when we know exactly what the will of God is. He offers that prayers does equals procrastination in those cases. The book also explains that one of the reasons why we prefer using prayers as procrastination is because Christians rarely question anyone who answers, “I am still praying about it.”
Wasted prayer is an unusual book. It pokes sticks into our safe cocoon and asks frank questions about what we believe. The author does not just ask questions, he proffers solutions – how to counter fear, selfishness, pride, and others things that prevents us from doing God’s will.
Wasted Prayers is a fantastic book though it lacks some spark. It is too rigid in structure and read like a written sermon in parts. The theme drives the book but the delivery style prevents it from accelerating to its full speed.
NOTE: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
- Faith Hacking: A Simple Method to Organize Your Prayers (challies.com)
- Wasted Prayer - A Review (anotherchanceranch.net)
- Do we dare pray for ISIS? (christiantoday.com)