Monday, December 12, 2016

Book Review: The Prayer Saturated Family

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Cheryl Sacks'  The Prayer Saturated Family:  How To Change the Atmosphere in Your Home Through Prayer, seeks to demonstrate that "through prayer, you have the power not only to change the atmosphere of your home but also to be part of changing the spiritual atmosphere wherever you go."

At first, following the premise of the book was difficult.  During the first few chapters, I had to go back and reread the chapter titles to remind myself the central point of the chapter.  This was due to in part because the author uses a lot of stories from various sources to make her point.  Unfortunately, this method had the adverse effect.  The main points were often lost in the examples.

However, the book did get better.  The examples given for each chapter actually added to the content and did not leave the reader confused.  Chapter 8 on Battling Dark Forces was especially insightful considering that it is a topic often overlooked.  The second part of the book is filled with practical advice on how to get started and keep the prayer altar in the midst of challenges and life changes.  The third part of the book offers a 31-day family prayer guide that is especially helpful to steer families in the right direction of jump starting their family prayer altar.

Although difficult to navigate at first, this book offers a wealth of information for families who want to build a prayer altar.  This book gives a plethora of examples as to its importance, the results of having one, and the strategies to start and maintain a family prayer altar.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to create or strengthen their family prayer altar.

                                                                         I received this book for free from Chosen Books for this review.

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