Recommended & in the Knox Library: “Praying God’s Word: breaking free from spiritual strongholds” by Beth Moore

Praying WordPraying God’s Word is the perennial favorite Scripture-prayer resource designed to help us decisively overcome specific strongholds: pride, idolatry, addiction, loss, depression, unbelief, temptation, and more.

No matter how overwhelmed or out of control a person may feel today, Beth boldly reminds us that nothing is bigger or more powerful than the Lord. With this landmark book we learn to wield the sword of the Spirit, praying God’s Word to break free from anything that has a hold on us until the joy and authority of Christ rules in our lives.

Popular speaker and bestselling author Beth Moore writes that one of the purposes of Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds is to help readers “downsize anything that has a hold on you,” including pride, addiction, depression, and lack of forgiveness. This is no name-it-and-claim-it book; rather, it’s a thoughtful guide for structured prayer, using the Bible as the framework to build upon. She invites readers to demolish their particular strongholds with “two sticks of dynamite: scripture and prayer,” and gives both those new to prayer and seasoned prayer veterans the ability to do so. Chapters are arranged topically, and there are blank pages included for personalized prayers on each subject. To emphasize her points, Moore also scatters nuggets of wisdom throughout the text from writers such as Jim Cymbala, Kay Arthur, Charles Spurgeon, and Francis Frangipane. Even when the “stronghold” has been demolished, Moore urges readers to continue to pray God’s Word for general maintenance purposes. It’s a message that has found a tremendous amount of resonance with readers for its life-changing potential. – Cindy Crosby

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