Marvelous, Suzanne Frey’s debut release was inspired by Psalm 145: 6 found in The Message Bible created by Eugene Peterson. “Your marvelous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.” That verse, her passion for prayer and belief that”prayer was never meant to be complicated” inspired this book.
Suzanne, an Oregon author and active member of Moms in Prayer, knew God had told the Jewish people in the Old Testament to memorialize significant or miraculous events with markers or stone altars “for future generations.” She wanted to memorialize modern “miracles of answered prayer” that reveal God still answers prayers today in the same way.
In this debut release, Suzanne shares fifty, life-changing testimonies of “divine answers” to prayer penned by forty-five authors from around the globe. Each account is true, personal and life-changing with stories often rooted in “heart-wrenching circumstances” when trust was difficult.
Keri Jackson’s prayers were 911 style when her husband Tom was placed in a “medicated coma” after what cardiologists called a “widow-maker event.” In her shock and fear, Keri could only repeat, “God please don’t take Tom…please don’t take Tom…please don’t take Tom. Learn how God’s answer to her prayers turned into what she would call a new “life-charge.”
David Sanford learned “God still speaks today” from his ten-year-old daughter, Anna when their family prayer was answered. Their oldest son’s wedding was 900 miles away and the family was short of funds. Anna, convinced God would answer their fervent prayers by mail, saw her father’s doubt and told him, “You don’t pray. Just me!” This heart-warming story will make you smile.
The last story, “The Prayer that Changed Everything,” is Suzanne’s account of when she accepted Christ. It’s a message of salvation that includes a simple prayer of invitation for nonbelievers with an example of how to personalize and pray God’s Word.
Whether suffering from abuse, drug addictions, eating disorders, in need of physical or spiritual healing, reading these first-person testimonies will ignite your faith, add hope to your life and encourage you to persevere in prayer. Because God is alive and well. He can be trusted, He is always in control and He is coming soon.
“Marvelous: Amazing Stories of Answered Prayer,” Compiled by Suzanne Frey, Marvelous Publishing, 2014, 194 Pages, 978-0692303429, $11.99
***Expanded edition of this book will be released by Harvest House in March of 2016***
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True Prayer — True Power! Charles Spurgeon
This sermon should illustrate clearly enough why Charles Spurgeon is considered ‘The Prince of Preachers’. This was preached half way through the 19th century: and yet, the message still gets across, loud and cloud, when it is read out the way it was originally preached! Preachers: please notice the excellent structure. A good structure is present in all his sermons. Also, notice how half of the sermon is taken up with actually looking at what the text says. Yet, Spurgeon has a way of doing this without it being really boring! It is so practical and descriptive and real. Spurgeon has a clear purpose and goal in mind: to help us be better at prayer. One of the best messages I have heard from him.
Marvelous: Amazing Stories of Answered Prayer, Compiled by Suzanne Frey
A bullet stopped. A crashing helicopter stabilized. An eating disorder conquered. Generational abuse broken. The unexpected success of an autistic boy. A son set free from drug addiction. Whatever it was: when they prayed, God answered. From heartwarming to awe inspiring, these amazing stories by over 45 contributors will give you hope, insight, and courage, as well as inspire you to “talk” with God in new and powerful ways.
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, by Tim Keller
The New York Times bestselling author and renowned pastor explores the power of prayer.
Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.
With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader.
Dr. Keller’s previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he’ll show them how to find a deeper connection with God.
Lord, Teach Us To Pray, by Reverend Andrew Murray
Since this book was published over a century ago, countless readers have learned through its pages that no one can teach prayer better than Jesus Christ himself. This enduring classic will transform your prayers and life as you open your heart to the prayer-lessons Jesus gave.
“The Father waits to hear every prayer of faith. He wants to give us whatever we ask for in Jesus’ name. If there is one thing I think the Church needs to learn, it is that God intends prayer to have an answer, and that we have not yet fully conceived of what God will do for us if we believe that our prayers will be heard. God hears prayer.”
Experiencing The Holy Spirit, by Andrew Murray
From the Scriptures, Andrew Murray discusses the importance and power of the Holy Spirit in the Christian’s life. While exploring the biblical promises relating to the Spirit, Murray explains how you can learn the secret of spiritual growth, be led by the Holy Spirit, live in victory over sin, and claim your inheritance in Christ. Discover the life-changing benefits of being filled with the Holy Spirit. As God’s divine power flows into your heart and permanently transforms your life, you will excel to new heights in your Christian maturity and experience!
Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer, by Max Lucado
We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.
But wouldn’t t we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency? Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered history with prayer? Uncertain words. Unmet expectations. Unanswered requests.
We aren’t t the first to struggle with prayer. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance too. In fact, prayer is the only tutorial they ever requested. And Jesus gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Couldn’t t we use the same? Before Amen, best-selling author Max Lucado, joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.