I did receive these books complimentary from Litfuse Publicity Group for my review. These thoughts are my own.
I was really excited to be part of this review. I was able to connect with several people who I felt fit the bill for each books audience.
I also am someone who struggles with prayers and feeling like I am never on the right track. I also lose focus so quickly and having guidance like these books sounds great. I think things like this help me in my prayer life and give me ideas of how to strengthen my faith.
Before I gifted these off, I was able to spend some time with them. They are small books but full of impactful nuggets. Each prayer is associated with a bible passage, which makes for a great devotional as well. They seem very down to earth and highly relateable.
My dad used to listen to Max Lucado tapes in the car to prepare for Sunday school, so it was nice to see something of his again. I love his honesty, and he explains how he struggles with prayer at times such as staying awake. Yep, I’ve been there.
I would highly recommend these if you are like me and struggle with knowing where to start with prayers.
—Moms (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)
- I gave this one to my friend, Amber. She and I work together, and is the only other mom in our office suite. We are constantly swapping baby stories and lifting each other up when a mom struggle happens. She just announced that she is expecting her second, so I was super excited to give this to her. I am also always in awe of her faith and dedication to it is refreshing to see and share as a friend.
—Grads (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)
- My friend Sandra is about to graduate from seminary, and she is getting married the next day! So many changes for her. She is surrounded by faith conversations constantly with her schooling and job, and I know that her prayer game is pretty strong. Knowing Sandra though, she is always looking to hear other perspectives, and I hope that she enjoys this prayer book as she starts her new adventures.
—Dads (written with Mark Mynheir)
- This one I gave to Tom. We have been working to incorporate prayer a lot more in our house because George is now at a stage where he is picking up things so quickly that we really want to instill in him to have this conversation with God. Tom was really excited when I gave it to him, and he keeps it in his work bag.
—Military Life (written with Mark Mynheir)
- This one I gave to my friend Janelle. She is a military spouse, who just had a baby with in the last year, AND they just moved due to military orders. Dan and Janelle went to school with me, and I know that their faith is very important to them as well. I hope that they find these prayers helpful especially in this time of change due to military transitions. Oh and she is a blogger too!
—Teachers (written with blogger Jennifer Hale)
- This one was so obvious. My sister-in-law is a teacher. We talk all the time about our prayer life and our faith struggles. I knew this had to go to her, and I hope it helps with centering her around God even when she is surrounded by a room full of kindergartners.
—Friends (written with Betsy St. Amant)
- My friend Leslie. This woman has a heart of gold and she makes friends with everyone. Her friendships are so important to her and developing those is one of her greatest skills. I am in awe of her ability to connect on such a real level with people so quickly. I was so excited to send her some snail mail with this book!
I love sending out mail and giving to others, so it was fun to be part of this review!
As I said, these are a great addition to any faith walk. Sometimes we all need a little guidance. These would make great gifts! They could easily fit into any bag to be on the move with you, but would also be perfect on a nightstand.
You can enter a giveaway for these books here.
How do you stay focused with prayer?